Juggling life as a Mum, Learner Support and a Student!

The dreaded surgery!

Just to keep you updated on the back —- So, as all that was going on with my back I was still working and managing but I was now on zomorphe and naproxen so for all I was not to bad at work by 6pm I was curled up in bed in pain and tired so my family weren’t getting any time with me the pain was getting worse so I had to stop working until after surgery, Fortunately I work in a fantastic school and have great friends their but it didn’t stop me feeling so bad having to stop, work will be explained later !

Right, I was give the date of 15th Nov for surgery so we were all prepared for that Childcare ready, hubby’s time off sorted, I’ve been told that thing this op will take my pain away so much ill be like a new person but they say within a few days you feel amazing but this is where many people end up back in hosp for another op as for all you feel great you have to go easy, I’m ment to avoid bending, twisting etc for at least a mth! I’ve been told no driving for ten day but heard this can be six weeks!

So Monday this week I had a call to say sorry we are changing your surgery to 23rd December, NO WAY! I went mad , how on earth could I have spinal surgery and potentially still be in hospital on Christmas Day when I have kids ! I don’t think so I told her, the I said the surgeon himself told me how urgent this op is and potentially u could cause permanent damage by delaying it!, so the lady said shed ring me back, eventually she did and said all she can do was get me in on 24th of Nov I wasn’t happy but had to accept that, this now mean more time of work and what’s more upsetting is ill not be back till after Christmas when I love my job and this is the best time of the year to work in a school!

I had a horrible morning and was very upset had a bit cry and just hate the fact that my mind is great but my body is letting me down, I miss work so much and the kids loads! It’s so hard not being in control even worse when I can’t even do much at home apart from watch the house slowly become a tip coz I can’t keep up!

But after a few hours I’ve realised there is nothing I can do and after a chat with my head she put me at ease and helped me to stop feeling so bad about work, my friends have been amazing and get me thru this, but really I have to step back and think look its just your back you’ll be fixed and back to work when there’s people out there in much worse situations so stop being so gloomy!

Hence I’m here blogging whether or not it gets read that’s fine it just is nice to let it all out onto paper!

 

Technical terms with my back.

Diagnosis – Multi-level degenerative lumbrosacral spondylosis with a large right side L5/S1 dc prolapse compressing the right L5 nerve roo.  Also disc dehyration from L2/3, L3/4, L4/5 and L5/S1.  Annular tears at L2/3, L3/4 and L4/5.

Anyone know the English for that!  I’m glad now my disc was bulging and that my doc acted to quick as all the rest has been discovered.

Plan – right sided spinal compression with partial discectomy and sequestrectomy with decompression of  the right L5 and S1 nerve roots

 

So im hoping this will fix everything although im not sure xxxx

 

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Comments on: "The dreaded surgery!" (2)

  1. Wishing you the very best of luck with your surgery and hope you have a speedy recovery. Will keep my fingers crossed for you, backs are horrible!

  2. Keep us updated on your how your surgery goes. Wishing you a smooth recovery!

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