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[…]


Source: 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…[…]

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[…]

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…[…]

Surgical Referral & Holiday Prep

Yesterday I booked an appointment at my GPs, luckily it was with a locum. I say luckily as my doctors don’t seem to want to acknowledge just how much pain I’m in or how bad my L4/L5 disc bulge is. The locum immediately read my MRI report and started to complete the referral form. I asked if there Read more about Surgical Referral & Holiday Prep[…]

MRI Report

Here is my report. It was the news that I equally expected & dreaded. The L4/L5 disc bulge is significant enough for surgery to be the only option at this point. My Chiropractor advised of treatments but due to the severity he is reluctant to try them due to the risk of making it worse. Read more about MRI Report[…]

Partial Results!

Just had a call from the Chiropractor advising that they have received the report. I have booked an appointment for 9am tomorrow to discuss the results in-depth. Basically there is a significant bulging disc and surgery is likely. Apparently there may be other options to help alleviate the pain and symptoms but they will be Read more about Partial Results![…]

Chasing MRI Report

This morning I felt like I was chasing my tail trying to get the report from my MRI! At 8:46 I called the Chiropractors to see if they had received the MRI report. They had not but advised me to call the clinic to see if it has been sent and to ask them to Read more about Chasing MRI Report[…]

MRI Video

All this resting malarky is boring so I made a video of some of the MRI images on the CD given to me by the clinic. I love seeing X-Rays, scans etc, especially my own 🙂