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[…]

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[…]

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…[…]

Pre-Op Letter!

Today I got my letter for my Pre-Op appointment! Was surprised it was so quick. The appointment is on 4th July at 19:00. I have no idea what tests they’ll need to do…

The Surgery I'm Facing…

Here is a link to a video of Lumbar Microdiscectomy Surgery also known as decompression surgery, which is what I should be having: Lumbar Microdiscectomy Surgery Video Here is a link to the risks and success rates etc: Lumbar Microdiscectomy Surgery Risks, Complications and Success I’m not bothered by the prospect of having major surgery Read more about The Surgery I'm Facing…[…]

The Consultation…

My housemate came with me to my appointment as although I was ok about it Friday & yesterday, this morning I was a little anxious. We arrive 10 minutes early, we’d barely sat down in the waiting room when I was called through. I had downloaded a dictaphone app for my phone to record the Read more about The Consultation…[…]