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chris_notts 27th April 2014 08:28 PM

A year on and life is good
Well It's a year on and all is well. I went for my 12 month check up, last monday and everyone is happy. My spine is starting to fuse. Mr G told me the metal work would stay in forever, which I guessed it would. There are some bumps running down my back, which I don't mind too much and he said he couldn't do anything about. TBH If I look normal in a t-shirt then I'm happy.

I've recently started my first job in 10 years, It's a bit hard on the back, with the bending down. But I'm getting used to it. Being 6ft 4 just means you get used to having bend down a lot. I try to use my knees but they ain't the best at times!

I've been going to the gym for the past 9/10 months and doing weight training. I get the odd day where my back is aching like mad and I just need to lay down. But other then that I feel normal as I can be.

To anyone who's feeling like they wished they never went through with their surgery, I've been there, right to the bottom of the pit. Sometimes you get unlucky, I was unlucky 10 years ago. I finally said enough is enough and went back for another go. I went into it with a positive attitude and as prepared as I could be.

Stay positive!

tonibunny 27th April 2014 09:39 PM

Re: A year on and life is good
Chris! Welcome back, and many congrats! This is so good to read. You had a tough journey and you've done so brilliantly well :cheers: thanks for coming back to inspire others here :D

GillyG 28th April 2014 03:02 PM

Re: A year on and life is good
So pleased to hear you're doing well Chris, thanks for taking the time to update us :)

CurvyCat 29th April 2014 07:40 PM

Re: A year on and life is good
Thank you for the update! I get my first fusion next month. May 19th. So scared but i'm staying positive!

KMaxwell 30th April 2014 01:25 AM

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Yay, Chris Notts!!! I have followed your story with your SK. So goodto hear of your success. :)

Good luck, CurvyCat. You CAN do this!

AhiGibor 10th May 2014 07:52 PM

Re: A year on and life is good
Hey man. Im so jealous at you :(
Please say, what is your current degree?

mark 19th May 2014 01:43 PM

Re: A year on and life is good
Way to go dude

I love a success story

You so deserve it with all you bee through

take care


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