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Ooh come and have a look at this - lovely 'power of Mumsnet' post!

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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...

strawberrypenguin Wed 07-Nov-12 09:13:50

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!

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HipHopOpotomus Wed 07-Nov-12 09:45:28

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.

TapselteerieO Wed 07-Nov-12 14:46:11

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

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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.

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