Spine Pain Warrior

My journey, as a 37 year old spoonie, living with Degenerative Disc Disease & 1st surgery following sciatica, spine pain, chronic pain and lower back pain

My Story So Far…

For those who don’t want to scroll back through all of the posts. This is a long post so grab a cuppa, a chocolate bar and make yourself comfortable. When I was in my teens I discovered heavy metal music and fell in love! All it took was the first chord of Paranoid by Black Read more about My Story So Far…[…]

2018 – A New Year

  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a lovely New Year. Mine was spent with family and friends eating way too much, just the way I like it. This post may be a bit long, it is the obligatory look back at last year and looking forward to what may be in Read more about 2018 – A New Year[…]

6 Week Post Op Check

Today I had my 6 week post op appointment with my surgeon. His surgery over ran so I waited over 2 hours to see him. I wasn’t bothered as he, first and foremost, is a surgeon and unexpected things happen in the theatres. It’s not like he can pause halfway through surgery because he’s got Read more about 6 Week Post Op Check[…]

So Good to be Back!!

First and foremost I would like to apologise for disappearing, my pain levels had gradually increased to a point where I could not sit anywhere comfortably for more than a few minutes. I could not use my laptop at all. I now have a laptop table so can’t be stopped 😀 A lot has happened Read more about So Good to be Back!![…]

Appointment Letter for MRI

Today I received my appointment letter for my second MRI which is in two days! The nurse I saw when I went to a&e must have spoken to the MRI department to speed up my MRI! I’ve never been to Rugby St Cross Hospital before so will have to pop it on to my satnav Read more about Appointment Letter for MRI[…]

Does Sciatica Cause Muscle Spasms? I Wish I Hadn’t Found Out!

Today I have had the pleasure of experiencing sciatic muscle cramps, the spasms were in my back, buttocks, lower leg and foot. The pain was excruciating and my muscles were rock hard. I couldn’t massage them as they were really painful to touch, like having a really bad bruise. Trying to stretch my legs and Read more about Does Sciatica Cause Muscle Spasms? I Wish I Hadn’t Found Out![…]

My Trip to A&E

I had to go to a&e this afternoon because the pain was unbearable, it was 15 out of 10. I’ve got a weird sensation in my back, down my left leg and foot that feels like when you have restless legs. This frightened me as well because I know something has changed in my back Read more about My Trip to A&E[…]


Source: http://www.edelmangallery.com/parkeharrison-precipice My mood has been like a rollercoaster the last couple of weeks. It’s beginning to sink in that my back is knackered and in the words of my consultant “there is no cure.” As I sit here with an angry back I can’t help thinking “is this it?” “How much worse will it get?” Read more about Precipice…[…]

RIP Chester Bennington

‪BBC News – Chester Bennington: Linkin Park vocalist ‘took his own life’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40676530 RIP Chester 😢 x Another extremely talented person gone too soon. Thank you for Hybrid Theory. You and Linkin Park were a huge part of my life in the late 90’s and early 00’s. I will cherish the memory of falling off Read more about RIP Chester Bennington[…]

Morphine Patches Pain Relief

  This afternoon I went back to the doctors as I am still in a lot of pain. The pain has changed in both my back, hips and leg. It’s a bit difficult to explain but I know that something is different on my back. I can almost feel it as well as sense it. Read more about Morphine Patches Pain Relief[…]