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Forum: General Discussions 14th August 2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
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: 313
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: 226
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: 236
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: 1,005
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: 801
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: 801
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: 801
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: 801
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: 801
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: 380
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: 2,179
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: 801
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: 962
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: 191
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: 801
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: 801
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...
Forum: General Discussions 26th June 2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 191
Posted By mark
Re: Planning Backpacking Trip to Europe ;)

If you come North

Northumberland is a undiscovered wonderland and the lake district is just beautiful

Plus if you need to crash you can come stay with me and my family for as long as you want
...
Forum: General Discussions 26th June 2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By mark
Re: Vertigo post-op?

I couldn't go on an esculator for ages post op, I swayed and felt sick and swayed for a long time
Forum: General Discussions 26th June 2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By mark
I need further surgery

Hi all

Had my 5 yearly check up with Mr F yesterday, he has recommended further surgery for my junctional kyphosis, he was telling me had attended a meeting of surgeons recently where they spent 2...
Forum: General Discussions 4th June 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 634
Posted By mark
Re: cold weather

Hi Ange

I used to say I could feel the cold weather deep in my bones, now its deep in my rods

Joking aside I do feel the cold more than I did before surgery, just got back from an holiday in...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 2nd June 2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By mark
Re: It happened yesterday

congrats on your surgery

I hope you heal well, quickly and with as less pain as possible

Take care and don't try to do too much, it takes up to 18months for the fusion to take proper hold

relax...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 19th May 2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By mark
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

Mark
Forum: General Discussions 19th May 2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By mark
Re: How to feel good about yourself?

I hid myself, i found ways to cope when in crowds, I would always have my back to wall, wore big baggy clothes, coloured my hair weird and wondeerful colours to take attention away from my back

Mark
Forum: General Discussions 19th May 2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By mark
Re: Is this usual?

Have you pulled a muscle

Sometimes they take longer to recover from than broken bones

Hope your feeling better soon

Take care

Mark
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