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!![…]

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…[…]

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 🙂

MRI Time

This afternoon I had my MRI at Heath Lodge Clinic. Di (my best friend/housemate) came with me for support. It’s a beautiful building set in lovely gardens. The receptionist was really nice and helpful. The waiting room had bookshelves with hundreds of books, plenty of leather armchairs and a coffee/hot drink machine. There was also Read more about MRI Time[…]

The Call

This morning I got a lovely call from Heath Lodge Clinic advising they have a cancellation for a MRI TOMORROW at 13:30!! I nearly bit her hand off! I can not believe 2 days after referral I will be having my MRI. My spirits have well and truly been lifted 🙂 Lady luck must be Read more about The Call[…]

Private MRI v NHS MRI

It’s been 36 days since I was referred by my GP for a MRI. I have not yet received an appointment letter from the hospital. The pain and restriction to my daily life is really getting me down. The painkillers are making me drowsy but I can’t cope without them. My best friend and housemate Read more about Private MRI v NHS MRI[…]

The Chiropractor

This morning I got myself to the Chiropractor’s. He did an hours worth of tests. He was surprised and clearly irritated that none of the doctors I had seen previously had done the basic checks (reflexes etc). I thought I would go in and he’d say “we can have you sorted in a couple of Read more about The Chiropractor[…]