After the last post, I was somewhat mentally exhausted - so sorry that this wasn't up yesterday as planned. But, here it is. The next little instalment of the saga of my spinal fusion. We left off when I was taken back to the ward after recovery. It was around eight o'clock in the evening so … Continue reading MY EXPERIENCE OF NHS POSTERIOR LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION AND INTERBODY FUSION – POST OP DAY 1
Yesterday I had my pre-op assessment for spinal decompression and stabilisation surgery. I kept a little diary of the whole experience as I thought it might prove useful to someone else about to embark on the same journey. 6:15 AM - I'm awake! I'm not half asleep perched on the side of a bathtub, evaluating the … Continue reading NHS Surgery Pre-Op Assessment – My Experience
I have just realised my last post was in July. I have no real reason - I just haven’t. A little update. My jaw is much better - talking and eating isn’t anywhere near as difficult or painful as it was pre-op. I’m still going to physio to amp up my strength for my spinal … Continue reading Oh Dear… I am Sorry 🖤
The last 2 and half weeks have been a little crazy. Follow me on Instagram <- clicky. Photo 1: Ah - these. Yeah. This is the paper pants they make you wear during surgery. I had surgery on my jaw... so I have no idea why I required paper underwear. 🤔 Photo 2: A very tired, … Continue reading My (2.5) Week on Instagram
Today I am a little more put together in the brain department - still contending with post-op fog though. Where did I leave you? Ah yes - trying to sleep. That didn't happen. I couldn't rest at all as I had hourly observations as my blood pressure was very low and they wanted to check … Continue reading TMJD Surgery – Day 2
Did you know Waitrose offer a free drink to every MyWaitrose customer daily? It's awesome - latte, flat white, cappuccino - you name the coffee and they give you it for free. However, Chai - nooo. No, no Chai for you! They did redeem themselves though, they had most of the shopping I needed - … Continue reading Anything, Except That One.
Today I have a plan! To get out and do things.... Firstly - IKEA to make some returns. Then - Waitrose to acquire some Almond Milk. I am still in a lot of pain but I need to go outside and do something - I know I will regret it afterwards but my mind will … Continue reading Monday, Monday…
I went to the dentist. Yeah. My jaw is still locked shut. I can about get my mouth open enough to eat at dinner time. It hurts and clicks, and it's frankly miserable. The dentist has said there is nothing he can do that I haven't done already. I have tried exercises, muscle relaxants and … Continue reading You Want To Do What?!
Today I have not only a dentist appointment, I also have a doctors appointment. Yey! My jaw has been locked almost shut for 2 weeks now! It's so painful. If I am in the house alone and haven't eaten, I forget and then yawn... Not fun. Hopefully, the dentist will have a better suggestion today … Continue reading What A Day Ahead!