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hi i had the same operation a couple of months ago but im only 18 now.befor everythink starts you have all your check ups it turned out over all we had to drive to lestciter hospital 17 times.
mine was i very bad case of cervical rib syndrome because the ribs were crushig my nerves the doctors said it looks like a sphagetti junstion in side lol and it was also crushing my major archerys that supply blood to my heart so in the end i had no choice i had to have it done. they done my right side first on 17th january 2006, i went in the day before didnt sleep all night they gave me a tablet that calms you down befor your operation so i took that an i was ready to go i went to sleep my operation was 9 hours :shock: i woke up in a major fit couse i was so panicking i had a drain in my chest 2 wires in my neck 3 in each arm and 1 in my foot i had all these wire on me i looked like a robot. i had to have a blood tranfusion aswell,i was in intensive care for 3 days then i went on the childrens ward for 2 weeks finally they took the drain out of my chest 2 days befor i was allowed home. i was on so many pain killers it was mad i said to my self i didnt want to go though that agian BUT...then it came to my next operation 6th september 2007 this time i was dredding it, i had my operation at 12 in the afternoon i was in the the operating room for 11 hours, it was sooo different this time because what happend when they took the ribs out they puncherd my left lung so when i woke up i had to have 2 drains in another in my chest an 1 near my left lung. over all they removed 4 ribs alltogether because the other 2 ribs were getting in the way.to this day im stil very bad i am now sufferin from anixaty an depression i take alsorts of tablets i dont want to be like this all my life im only 18 i should be out there enjoyin myself but at this piont i cant i my have nerve damage which mines i might not bable to start my first every job . we have just found out that my 2nd 3rd an 4th um i think its called a vertibry on my spine are fused altogther so now were gone to c what they are gone to do about that. thanks for readin it would be nice to hear from some 1 who has had the same experiance as me. xx :wink:
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