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Spinal Surgery Tomorrow!

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PavlovtheCat Tue 18-Jun-13 11:59:11

Yes it's me! Of course it is, who else goes on about their back problems as much as me wink

Just got a call from neurosurgeon's secretary - tomorrow! Pleased, as I didn't take the last offer. Nervous - as it's really really happening. Scared, as the children don't know and not much time to prepare them, and what if it goes wrong. Panicking as the bedroom is a mess, our new bed doesn't arrive til next week, no freshly cooked food in freezer as we planned! But, place isn't looking too horrendous, have offers of help with the children from lost of people, DH is not due to work til the weekend anyway, so possibly he can still do that if we can get someone around to look after them, if not, he is only going to miss a couple of days, then off monday, and kids in school/nursery all day til 5:30pm on tuesday and wednesday.

<panics> I feel all flustered.

What do I need to take with me? I am staying in overnight, but, as long as it all goes well, should be out thursday.

CiderwithBuda Wed 19-Jun-13 18:34:25

Missed this yesterday Pavlov. Hope all went well!

Light train - have you tried a chiropractor? I know some cases don't respond but I have had great success with a chiropractor for upper spine issues.

crashdoll Wed 19-Jun-13 18:37:14

Hope it went well! thanks

chocolatelime Wed 19-Jun-13 18:42:18

Hope it all went well today, so pleased you've had the surgery & fingers crossed that you will soon be pain-free.

PavlovtheCat Wed 19-Jun-13 19:34:36

Just a quick update as on phone and. I keep making mistakes!

All gone great, remarkably pain free in legs his expected pressure pain on back but really bearable. I do know this largely due to my pca (morphine clicky thing). Went in first at 8:30am. Literally no messing. Got out of bex to use commode at about 3pm. Apparantly that is good progress so quickly.

I have a great view of countryside (window seat) and a water bed!!

Off for some sleep.

Thank you my lovely mumsnetter friends thanks

Wishing you a speedy recovery from surgery Pavlov thanks

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Wed 19-Jun-13 19:44:26

Pav - that's great news!! Sorry I missed your thread yesterday sad

Big hugs - sleep well!

TheBirdsFellDownToDingADong Wed 19-Jun-13 19:45:35

I also missed this yesterday, pleased everything going well xx

Madsometimes Wed 19-Jun-13 19:45:42

Only just seen this. So pleased you have finally had your operation, and fingers crossed for a great result. I'm very impressed that you were up and about so quickly.

QueenOfCats Wed 19-Jun-13 20:02:39

So glad all went well thanks

Enjoy the water bed!

cocolepew Wed 19-Jun-13 21:02:27

Glad it went well, flowers

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 19-Jun-13 21:17:48

That sounds fab.

Hope you get some sleep tonight and feel even better tomorrow.


denialandpanic Wed 19-Jun-13 21:33:41

that's greatthanks smile grin

SauvignonBlanche Wed 19-Jun-13 21:45:45

Great news! flowers

Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 19-Jun-13 21:47:11

Pavlov I'm so pleased to read this - you may remember me being worried on your last thread that your DH would keep on persuading you to postpone!

Have a good night's sleep smile

OddBoots Wed 19-Jun-13 21:56:17

Great news.

Please, please, please make sure you listen to the restrictions you are given by the doctors, I did too much after mine and ended up back in for 7 weeks!

CiderwithBuda Wed 19-Jun-13 21:58:03


And what OddBoots said ^^ smile

Ohwooisme Wed 19-Jun-13 22:01:43

Just seen this - fantastic fantastic news! Take it easy, make sure you see a physio and keep on top of your painkillers. How long are you staying in for? After my open discectomy my con recommended I stayed for an extra day/night and it made all the difference - I felt that little bit better before I went home and faced the familysmile. PM me if you want/need any other details or how I feel 6 months on smile

DowntonTrout Wed 19-Jun-13 22:05:01

Wow. Just seen this. Fantastic news.

Hope your progress continues!

Please keep posting- am very nervous about my own (same) surgery so watching with interest.

PavlovtheCat Thu 20-Jun-13 00:31:51

I can't sleep. Grr. Not in pain. Well manageable just can't get comfy, noisy etc. I have eye mask but ear plugs won't stay in!

I had microdiscectomy! Yey. I didn't realise. But they confirmed this aftenoon and I guess that's why I feel good? Little bit of leg pain but nothing like before. Neuro said it may be up and down and I night think its ereturning but that's normal and doesn't mean orchard. Will just a bit of time to settle.

downton I will keep you posted. Pm me if you to ask anything as I go through recovery.

I will respond more fully tomorrow but I will take all advice seriously Nd follow.
Ali Dh has been fab. He spent ages sorting bedroom yesterday as it was still messy, right down to clearing a draw next to bed for snacks and meds. Didn't try to persuade me against this time!

DowntonTrout Thu 20-Jun-13 07:00:51

Will they let you home today Pavlov ? It's so hard sleeping in noisy hospitals isn't it.

How are you feeling this morning? Are you able to lie on your back or are you on your side? It's been nearly 12 months since I could lie flat on my back.

PavlovtheCat Thu 20-Jun-13 07:47:47

Hi downton I feel good! Sore back and hurts to move but its bearable 'getting well' pain if that makes sense. Leg pain better but not gone but lower level. Think i will feel it later though when my flicker is taken taken away!

Been on my back! And able to sit up too. Not on my own but with the button raising the headrest thing.

I am coming home today but they said a minute ago as they did handover 'you're hoping to go home lateru today?' (Day nurse) and I was like 'I am going home!' She raised her eyes and said 'well we will monitor your mobility for a while first and see ho2 you are without<nodded to pca> they best not change their mind!
Seeing physio team this morning and think they make decision though.

But all good. I am

PavlovtheCat Thu 20-Jun-13 07:52:06

stupid phone. Was going to say I am starving. still no breakfast. but I can smell toast a way off which is a good sign...

SoupDragon Thu 20-Jun-13 07:52:10

Fabulous smile

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 20-Jun-13 08:01:30

No breakfast yet? Hope it comes soon for you and that you get to escape later smile

lightrain Thu 20-Jun-13 08:02:44

Pavlov, that's great! So pleased for you!

Cider - saw osteopath and physio. Osteopath was helpful and knowledgable but has told me that there's not much he can do at this acute stage. Need just a little improvement, then he should be able to speed my recovery a great deal. Chose osteopath over chiro after friend's advice.

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