After 16years I am hoping to look normal again

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hi, I have had all the treatment every one else has had, and now feel brave enough to have surgery. I am going to Bristol,and Nick Patel is going to do the opp, he seems the best one I have heard about. Can anyone let me know what to expect,as I am very nervious. Thanks guys

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    When I had mine I was out for what felt like a blink of an eye and surgery was done. I had no idea that I had been in surgery for 6 hours, in my mind I felt like the effects of the drugs were barely taking effect. Nevertheless, once the drugs wear out, expect pain, uncomfortable sleep or lack of sleeo nausea, and the worse headache you've ever experienced. My headaches subsided and throbbing pain subsided after the second or third week and I went back to work on the 5th week of recovery under light duty.

    Oh I forgot to mention the best part, I woke up spasm free from the get go. Those two three weeks of he'll ish recovery were well worth it.

    Confidence is a hell of a thing to lose over such a horrid condition. Go for it and best of luck to you.

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    Hi Lesley, So pleased to hear you've bitten the bullet and will be having surgery with Nik Patel.  You know that you can always ring me if there's anything I can help you with.  The thinking about it is far worse than actually doing it, but it has to be respected as major surgery nonetheless.  Looking forward to hearing how it goes.  Do you have a date yet?  Cheers, Angela

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    Good luck Lesley with your operation.I will be very interested to know how you get on as I am going to have a consultation with Nik Patel early August.

    Marilyn

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    Hi Lesley

    I know how you feel, I swore I'd never have the surgery but after 12 years I'm giving in, Nik Patel will do my operation next Friday....I will post updates on here when I'm on the mend. Keep positive, if I can do it anyone can. Good luck!??

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      Hi Lesley

      My op's delayed until this Thursday 1.30pm guessing yours may have been delayed too or have you had yours? Just more time to be nervous! I just want it over with now. Thank you so much for your words & I do hope it goes well for you too, will keep in touch X

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      Hi Sue, just to say I hope it will go well on Thursday.  You've certainly waited long enough to be rid of this thing.  Wishing you the very best and looking forward to hearing how you're doing.  You know that you are in the best of hands.  With love, A

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      Wishing you all the very best for tomorrow.It will be such a relief for you when it's all over.

      take care and we would all like t hear from you when you're feeling up to it.

      love

      Marilyn

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      Hi Lesley, had the op at 4 this pm, amazed how ok I feel other than a bad head. So pleased it's over & Nik Patel said he'd moved the blood vessel in question.

      Realised your op date is my birthday!

      Hope this confirms for you it's worth it x

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      Hi Marilyn

      Op went well, Mr Patel said he moved the blood vessel from the nerve. I feel really good, recovered from the anaesthetic pretty quickly. Just expected headaches but not bad. Still have weak spasms but should deplete in time. Thank you for your wishes

      Sue X

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      Fantastic news.So glad to hear all went well and that spasms seem much better.

      I am seeing Mr Patel for a consultation next Wednesday and hope he will be positive about another operation for me.

      take care and continue to get better.

      love

      Marilyn

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      Hi. How are you now? How many days post op ?

      Did you get very dizzy and can you now move around ok ?

      I have gone from being really scared about it to being very envious of those that have had the op as just want it done and over with .

      I had a consult with Nik Patel last week about my MVD surgery and I must say he does put you very much at ease. 

      How long did you have to wait for the op. I was told it could be up to a year,

      Very best wishes

      Denise

       

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