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been in pure hell with this pain all weekend, now walking with crutches.
phoned me GP on Monday morn who told me to double my dose of lyrica and tramadol.
so i phoned the spinal surgeons secretary and told her the situation. she told me to email her and she'd pass on to him.
here it is below
Could you please forward to [name withheld].
Mr [name withheld],
Over the last couple of weeks my back pain has become unbearable to live with, My GP, [name withheld] prescribed Lyrica as suggested by the consultant on my visit. He also changed my pain killers from tramacet to tramadol SR.
My back pain has now moved from the left side of my body to my right, I am getting sharp nerve pain every time I put wait on my right leg, I’m getting numbness in my feet and lost feeling in my right leg from the groin down for about 2 – 3 mins.
I have done a bit of reading up on the problems I have and I would be happy to go through with an operation as soon as possible, I can’t live my life like this and don’t want to be waiting another 4 or 5 years in agony trying different things.
I phoned my GP and he was no help, he just told me to take more tablets. I feel completely let down by the NHS. I’ve been paying taxes and national insurance for the last 17 years and I’m left to suffer like this. I need an operation ASAP to sort this once and for all.
They replied with in a couple of hours giving me another appointment to see the surgeon.
I'm going to fight my corner now to get my op asap.
I need decompressive surgery as i have 2 herniated disc and narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis), what recovery time is required for such an operation????
(Sorry but Patient Admin have removed some personal details and the swear words from this posting, as it is the policy of Patient UK not to publish personal information on this forum.)
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