Is it wrong that I feel like a heel for saying no, though? Did any of you feel this way when you first started installing your spines?
You go Nikko! I'm proud of you!
To answer your question, you won't feel like a heel for long. That is only the first few times of spine-freedom. After you get used to the freedom of saying no, it will come easier and easier for you.
My in-laws think I am mean because of my spine; I have come to accept this. I cannot control their thoughts; they have a choice to think positive or negative thoughts. If they choose to think negative thoughts about me or anyone or anything else, I cannot help that. I can only control my actions, reactions and thoughts and I finally am!