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!![…]

Triple D

Today I received this copy of the letter sent from my consultant to my gp. It confirms that I have Degenerative Disc Disease and outlines the treatment stats etc.  I was ok about it until I got this letter. I had a massive wobble. It means it’s all real. My back is unlikely to get Read more about Triple D[…]

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 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…[…]

A Surprise!

I just had a call from the consultants secretary asking if I can make weekend appointments. I told her I could, to get cancellations you need to be a flexible as possible. Then she said can you attend an appointment on Sunday at 9:20am! I was genuinely shocked. I nearly bit her hand off!! I Read more about A Surprise![…]

Cancellations List and Sinusitis

I managed to speak to the Neurosurgeon’s secretary today, she is lovely. Very helpful. I asked about being on a cancellations list and she said she will contact me when the next cancellation comes up. She also advised that she’ll look out for cancellations for the other consultants too 😊 I hope I get to Read more about Cancellations List and Sinusitis[…]