Some Good News at Last

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Hi All,

After sending several emails to my Consultants Secretary, I have received a reply today saying I will be having my operation in January there not sure of an exact date just yet. But I feel better in myself just knowing that it won't be long (hopefully) before my pain has gone forever!!

I'm going to enjoy Christmas :xmaspud: and keep my fingers crossed that nothing stops my Op in January.

Hope everyone's feeling ok?

Angela

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    hi angela

    so pleased for you people must think we,r all mad when we,r pleased that we,r having surgery but we know what its like to live with the pain. so not long for you either brill news, enjoy your xmas now knowing the pain will soon be over. gail

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    Hi i hope i can be of some help i have been pain free now for 1 week!!!

    I have just had a micro discomtomy on my L5/S1, i was ver scared but i now have my life back. If you would like to know how operated etc please contact me

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    Hi Lee,

    This is my 2nd Operation that I'm waiting for, I had a Discectomy on my L5/S1 back in January. I've had lots of problems since then had 2 Sacral Epidural Injections and a Nerve Root Block but none of these helped the pain. So I've been waiting since May to have this 2nd Op. I can't wait, I haven't been to work at all this year and I'm taking Tramadol, Fluoxetine, Amytripytlin, Indometacin and Morphine Patches and these still don't take my pain away.

    You should put your experiences on the site as I think that they help people who are going through the same experiences.

    Hope you have a speedy recovery.

    Bye for now.

    Angela

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    Hi Lee,

    Sorry I forgot to say Great News it's good to hear someone who's had their pain taken away. Don't over do it though take things easy.

    Hi Gail,

    Good Luck to you, hope everything goes well. Speak to you again soon I hope.

    Angela

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    Hi Angela,

    Sorry to here your op didnt go as well as you hoped.

    I used to read these message boards as I was only getting max 3 hours sleep. Pain made me very depressed and I tried everything other than surgery but I was determined to get better naturally.

    But after seeing a specialist with second MRI scan he said I should go for operation. I had a large disc bulge on my L5/S1 and god was it painful as you all know.

    I then decided I would go for surgery after all as I had lost my quality of life at 39 years old.

    I had researched who was the best surgeon and he was called Mr Daniel Chan and works from Nuffield Hospital in Exeter. ‘God’ as I refer to him now.

    I had the op last Tuesday.

    Wow!! A new lease of life, one week now with know pain in my leg!!!

    I decided to go private because Christmas was coming and I didn’t want to wait till January.

    I don’t mind admitting I was scared about op, but I don’t have any regrets.

    I now sleep 8 hours solid a night and I have a smile on my face instead of that twisted pained look and hobbling around like an old man.

    I hope this helps anyone considering the op as all I heard was negative, and I really wanted positive feed back, but I think this was because they think of how the op was done years ago. I had key hole and I was up walking an hour after op!!

    If any one wants to contact me feel free.

    Regards Lee

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