Thanks very much for your replies
My back is ok ishhhh.
My shoulders are hurting a bit and I'm still very much aware of the metal work. However - I'm still glad I had surgery.
My consultant just wants me to have an MRI - to check there is nothing sinister going on - so fingers crossed.
(Bluestone - I hope your ok - I can't believe how quick time has gone - over 3 years - I think my consultant was looking to get rid of me by now