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Forum: General Discussions 19th September 2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By mark
Re: New Member

Hi

Welcome to the site, sorry I can't help you with you question, I just wanted to welcome you to the site and I hope you get the answers you need

Mark
Forum: General Discussions 19th September 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By mark
Re: Need to hear from the voice of experience

Hi Chris

Lots of people have had the surgery in your age bracket, with modern techniques the surgery is not quiet as brutal as it once was. What you need to do is find a surgeon who is experienced...
Forum: General Discussions 19th September 2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By mark
Re: Pen-grip / handwriting problems for those of us with joint hypermobility

This is maybe going of a tangent but over the last year or so my elbow is in so much pain that when I grip things (pens being one) pain shoots right up into my elbow and I tend to feel like I'm going...
Forum: General Discussions 19th September 2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By mark
Re: Nicol's op cancelled

Sorry I just read this thread after posting on the good luck thread, it must be devastating, having got everything in place and the rugs pulled out from under your feet

I hope you can get it sorted...
Forum: General Discussions 19th September 2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By mark
Re: Good luck Nicol (nicolsparents)

Best of luck with the op, hope everything goes well and your not in too much pain post op

Mark
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 17th September 2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By mark
Re: Seeking hope

Hi

One bit of advice I would give is make sure you are seen by a spinal surgeon, general ortho's have no idea of the complexities of spinal surgery

We have a thread in the general forum listing...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 17th September 2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By mark
Re: Are you happy with your operations

39 when I had my op

100 degree curve (Schueremann's)

12 hours in surgery, 2 hours in recovery (couldn't stabilize me), 4 days in intensive care, bowels stopped working, left lung collapsed right...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd September 2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By mark
Re: mri referral

Hi Burdle

Is this something that PALS can look into for you

Other than that can you see another a GP in your practice

I was under the impression that you could under the choose system request...
Forum: General Discussions 14th August 2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By mark
Re: Hip pain! Scoliosis related?

Hi Emily

I have exactly the same problem/issue, what I have to do to relieve the pain is tense the muscle above the hip and it clicks (much like you can do with your fingers) it then clicks and is...
Forum: General Discussions 29th July 2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By mark
Re: How to deal with the waiting?

The worst bit is knowing your on the list but have not been notified of the date.

I'm waiting for salvage surgery, I know I'm on the list but I haven't been given a date

I await the postman each...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 11th July 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By mark
Re: Is it okay to do manual work with kyphosis?

My only advice would be careful lifting heavy things, I used to find that I was really in a lot of pain the day after I had done any lifting
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 11th July 2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By mark
Re: Returning to work after fusion

I went back after 6 months but I spent two of them in hospital so in reality I was off work for 4 months much like Gilly

Mark
Forum: General Discussions 11th July 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By mark
Re: My knee

Hi Burdle

I hope the appointment goes well this afternoon, I have everything crossed for a good outcome

take care

mark
Forum: General Discussions 7th July 2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By mark
Re: I need further surgery

Hi All

Thanks for the well wishes,

Cassie - How are things with your pain, I hope they have managed to get things under control

Toni - How's me little sister, It if it wasn't for meeting you...
Forum: General Discussions 2nd July 2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By mark
Re: I need further surgery

Well I made the call to my surgeons secretary and I'm on the list

She couldn't tell me when or how long I have to wait

Back on the rollercoaster folks

Thanks for all the support

Take care
Forum: General Discussions 1st July 2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By mark
Re: I need further surgery

Hi Kay

Thanks for the kind words

Take care

Mark
Forum: General Discussions 27th June 2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By mark
Re: I need further surgery

Thanks for the kind words Rod and Cat

This little piece of cyberspace is the most wonderfully supportive, squidgy and just plain old fashioned nicest place in the big bad bad world of the net.
...
Forum: General Discussions 26th June 2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By mark
Re: I need further surgery

A question aimed at those who have had salvage/revision surgery -

How did you feel post op, my surgeon has said it is less of an invasive procedure and they go through the original scar but I was...
Forum: General Discussions 26th June 2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By mark
Re: My latest appt

Hi Sarah

I am so glad you are feeling easier and in a happier place, you so deserve to be happy with everything you have been through

Take care

Mark
Forum: General Discussions 26th June 2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,265
Posted By mark
Re: More surgery Thursday!

Hi Jay

Sorry I haven't been in this thread for a while

Wow Wee what a correction, your photo's are fantastic, you have a really good surgeon there he's done a hell of a job

Rest easy and I hope...
Forum: General Discussions 26th June 2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By mark
Re: I need further surgery

Thanks Jay, your words are a comfort especially as you are just going through your own surgery now, how are you feeling, I hope your not in too much discomfort

take care mate

Mark
Forum: General Discussions 26th June 2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,031
Posted By mark
Re: Mr Tucker resigning from Stanmore! :-(

That's what happens in Newcastle too, each Friday all the surgeons and registrars sit down and discuss each case coming up and decide who needs to be involved for each operation. This enables those...
Forum: General Discussions 26th June 2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 210
Posted By mark
Re: Planning Backpacking Trip to Europe ;)

And you must let me make your trip less costly, it would be an honour if you could come and stay with me and my family for a few days or a week or so

Mark
Forum: General Discussions 26th June 2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By mark
Re: I need further surgery

Hi Burdle

Thanks for your kind words, I know you are fighting the system and I know that having found a surgeon and being told that he is retiring must be the most frustrating thing in the world...
Forum: General Discussions 26th June 2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By mark
Re: I need further surgery

Thanks Gilly, this time you won't need to rush back, you can stay with my family so you don't need to do the trek in one day

Ange - thanks for your kind words and I'm glad it's not just me who...
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