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KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Nov-12 13:00:06

We thought you might like to have a look at this fabulous story - how one MNer's memory for detail may well have changed the fate of another MNer...

katese11 Tue 06-Nov-12 13:26:08

wow! good work dillytante!

PosieParker Tue 06-Nov-12 16:42:25

Wow, great story!!!

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Tue 06-Nov-12 16:45:53

Ah, that's ace!

Not about the bad back obviously. Or the shower drama.

That's pretty impressive!

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 06-Nov-12 17:18:00

wow. That is fab!

caramelwaffle Tue 06-Nov-12 17:23:21

That's really lovely.

DillyTante Tue 06-Nov-12 18:40:52

Aww shucks guys <marks spreadsheet>

MmeLindor Tue 06-Nov-12 18:57:07


Go Dilly!

Can I have a copy of your superior spreadsheet please?

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Tue 06-Nov-12 19:47:37


Oblomov Tue 06-Nov-12 20:23:41

nice one dillytante

BerryBlast Tue 06-Nov-12 21:05:05

Well done Dilly - what a girl smile

porridgelover Tue 06-Nov-12 21:57:51

Thats an 'aw' moment. I can totally understand how big a deal it is for 'wine'. Well done Dilly!

Well done Dr Dilly! I love the power of MN - it has changed my life
<gets swept up in the moment but really does mean it>

HumphreyCobbler Tue 06-Nov-12 22:28:23

I loved reading that.

Love MN. Well done Dilly.

OpheliaBumps Tue 06-Nov-12 22:48:29

<sniffs> see, this is why I love mn.

Well done dilly, that's some spreadsheet you've got there!

WineGless Tue 06-Nov-12 23:25:35


MN power again

KaraStarbuckThrace Wed 07-Nov-12 07:22:23

Fab story! Funnily, I remember the shower screen incident - but I could not have told you which MNer it was, so I doubt I would have connected the two threads. Well done Dillytante and her amazing memory!

Oh, that's lovely!

I hope it helps get some better treatment for her - OUCH!

And well done Dillytante.

captainmummy Wed 07-Nov-12 08:17:10

wow - impressivememory!

And ooh what a descriptive injury....shock

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Wed 07-Nov-12 08:26:29

Haha, Dilly. Those spreadsheets are mighty useful wink

Thumbwitch Wed 07-Nov-12 09:01:59

Bloody well done, Dilly! That's seriously impressive memory stuff, that is. smile

Hope that wine's back issue is resolved very soon and it must be SUCH a relief to know that it's unlikely to happen again!

wine and thanks all round. MN rools. wink

that is a good memory. grin

Hope wine gets her back sorted soon - speaking as someone with a horrendously painful back and living on strong meds at the moment too.

cocolepew Wed 07-Nov-12 09:09:10

Oh well done!

Brilliant! thanks to Dilly and Wine

Pavlovthecat Wed 07-Nov-12 09:15:01

hey all! amazing memory of dillytantes eh!

unfortunately, it does not mean it won't happen again, as the damage is there and not repaired. and, as I type i am laid up in bed once again as it has 'gone' again. and due to having some kind of vomiting bug for several days, i can't hold down any meds.

BUT. what this does mean is that if it is not degenerative, it will heal in time and will not spread to my other discs, or, will less likely spread. It means there is hope that my life will not be confined to permanent meds that I struggle to cope on, and that I can hope for some respite from this in the future. It has actually made this new bout of pain and debiliation a little more bearable.

Pavlovthecat Wed 07-Nov-12 09:16:50

oops. just realised i outed myself there.

oh well. sod it. you lot won't remember anyway, except Dilly grin

Trills Wed 07-Nov-12 09:20:21

Oh, how lovely smile

Pavlovthecat Wed 07-Nov-12 09:30:43

the power of mumsnet indeed! I have just checked my blog. And I have had 1,900 visitors since I posted that blog shock. wow!

NaiceSpam Wed 07-Nov-12 09:31:16

A namedrop for my namesake Naice Ham! grin

Amazing memory by Dilly, how wonderful to know it's not degenerative.

Fantastic story!!!

<<wonders if anyone can remember how I might have sustained a trauma to my ankle end of 2011? The injury is very clearly there, but I have no memory of it. Until recent MRI results showed post trauma damage, I too was worried that this was a degenerative disorder and I was hobbled for life>>

BlatherskiteOfTheLivingDead Wed 07-Nov-12 10:20:22

Well done Dilly

2under2blog Wed 07-Nov-12 13:19:09

Go Dilly ! That's frigging fantastic accidental sleuth work.

Brilliant story.

I hope you're back is on the mend soon Pavlov, the whole shower glass experience sounds terrifying (hadn't read it before I read your blog).

Well done to Dilly.

Pavlovthecat Wed 07-Nov-12 14:59:19

hip let dilly have a glance over her spreadsheet, she will figure it out wink

taps thank you, it was wholly terrifying. And, while I say the kids were unharmed, my 10 month old at the time did not want a bath for a very long time afterwards, despite loving them, we had to go cautiously in the bathroom with both children for a while. And we know have a lovely manky cloth curtain!

Blipbipbeep Wed 07-Nov-12 17:01:44

great story

DillyTante Wed 07-Nov-12 19:11:39

blush I really did nothing except be nosy (and spend too much time on mumsnet!). I don't even have that good a memory for names on here. Pavlov's story just stuck in my mind because it was so horrific.

I know it's not a cure or anything, but I'm glad it helped a little smile

NaiceSpam Wed 07-Nov-12 19:32:16

Whatever Dilly. We know you have the mother of all spreadsheets grin

UltraBOF Wed 07-Nov-12 19:40:10

I think my mum had a disc removed years ago after she slipped it stepping backwards off a kitchen chair. Maybe there's something more that can be done if they know it's not degenerative? I do hope so. Fab story.

MmeLindor Wed 07-Nov-12 19:48:57

wooohooo talk about going viral (although with that tummy upset...)

Pavlovthecat Wed 07-Nov-12 20:50:48

grin you wanna know how many now? <goes of to check> just about to reach 5,000 Holy Shit.

I have spoken to my gp as I am in fact laid up with my back gone again (could be due to puking, could be that the puking is linked to pain/meds). I I have told her to refer me to the spinal surgery team right now. one of the problems with removing the disc/etc was if it is degenerative it will just happen again to the next one. But, as it is a disc damaged by injury, they can bloody well remove the fucker now. or, at least the bit that is causing me so much blasted pain.

I was so insistent she went back through my notes and said 'yes, I think we need to refer you'.

Pavlovthecat Wed 07-Nov-12 20:52:05

dillys just being all modest like. She knows all our names, and our namechanges. they are all stored on her spreadsheet, the actual dates and all, and when someone talks about something she checks it out and slips it into conversation. She just pretends it was casual.

Pavlovthecat Wed 07-Nov-12 20:53:20

ultra they are so going to take this disc out. It's going. I don't want it any more.

Read my blog, I shall be ranting some more on there when I am able to think more clearly through the codeine grin

jollydiane Wed 07-Nov-12 20:56:11

wow - so glad you have some answers pav and well done Dilly.

BreastmilkDoesAFabLatte Wed 07-Nov-12 21:40:07


That's a fantastic story... and Pavlov <waves and congratulates>

So pleased...

Pavlovthecat Wed 07-Nov-12 21:45:54

bm <waves> you ok?

jollydiane Wed 07-Nov-12 22:04:38

Pav - just another test of memory did you ever go into the BBAARRR or have I got in a muddle?

Pavlovthecat Wed 07-Nov-12 22:16:16

yes I did! I loved the BAAA&@?!@R. I miss it a lot. And where is everyone from it? apart from you of course. you are here grin

Pavlovthecat Wed 07-Nov-12 22:17:06

it's the 'drunk' thread now, and I have on occasion tried to sneak in and sit on the bar waiting for a saucer of manhattan but they never give me it.

jollydiane Wed 07-Nov-12 22:52:05

yes I do wonder what happened to the others? Really pleased about your back though.

giraffesCantLightFireworks Thu 08-Nov-12 01:29:20


hobnob57 Thu 08-Nov-12 10:43:05

That is fab news pavlov - hope is a powerful thing. And back pain a shattering existence. All power of postitive thinking to you and your gorgeous family brew

Pavlovthecat Thu 08-Nov-12 10:54:25

Thank you smile

Great story. Not for you obv Pav. As soon as I read blog I knew it was you. I remember the accident too. It sounded horrendous. Very shocking.

Didn't realise you were suffering so much now though.

I am a great fan of chiropractors but note you have been warned not to attend one. A couple of friends have had discs removed and recovered well. I hope you get it sorted quickly. Just feeling that there is light at the end of the tunnel must be great.

Thumbwitch Thu 08-Nov-12 23:54:20

Pav, that's great that you can (hopefully) have the discectomy now and fingers crossed it will relieve the pain permanently! Hurrah! grin

Pavlovthecat Fri 09-Nov-12 09:28:57

oh i really hope so! i doubt it's going to be that simple though.

giraffesCantLightFireworks Fri 09-Nov-12 12:32:32

Now following your blog smile Had no idea how crap your back stuff was pav sad

pav I had a discetomy 6 years ago and it was amazing. yes, of course, 6 weeks out not able to do much is a giant nuisance, but the sheer pain relief was instant.

Lately, my back has been playing up again and another part of same disc has broken off. My advice would be to find out exactly what disc it is (mine is L4/5) and see if it is part disk of full disk. You can PM me any time you want.

Pavlovthecat Sat 10-Nov-12 11:06:13

thanks jax last MRI showed it was l5/s1 disc, and was partly prolapsed with a tear, but spinal pathway guy felt it either has got worse/prolapsed further, or maybe the one above has gone too. I can't believe it hasn't got worse as the pain has got so much worse, in particular the sciatic pain, which I cannot get under control without nerve blockers. I just cannot take them. I am hearing more and more success stories from people who have had either discectomy or spinal fusion. I may well PM you at some point in the near future, thank you for your kind offer.

most welcome pav The whole reason for my op was pain relief - the bone was sitting on my sciatic nerve and had trapped it.

holy jesus, mary and joseph the pain was horrendous. I was literally screaming in pain. I was lucky to have private health care and within a week of MRI scan I was in and had op. I did physio, followed instructions and have a 'beautiful scar' according to my consultant.

I wont promise a lifetime of being pain free, but I will say if done properly you will have years of not screaming in agony. Anytime you want to chat, or ask questions you can contact me. Although I may have to ask my DH as I was stoned for almost 3 months on some mega doses of drugs - which knocked me out for a few hours at a time.

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