MY EXPERIENCE OF NHS POSTERIOR LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION AND INTERBODY FUSION – POST OP DAY 1

After the last post, I was rather mentally exhausted - so sorry that this wasn't up yesterday as planned. But, here it is. The next 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 13 … Continue reading MY EXPERIENCE OF NHS POSTERIOR LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION AND INTERBODY FUSION – POST OP DAY 1

My Experience of NHS Posterior Lumbar Decompression and Interbody Fusion

For the non-cyborgs, I had posterior lumbar decompression and interbody fusion (PLIF for short). There is an animation of the procedure here. February 13th 2018 - Day of Surgery We arrived at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (AKA the Southern General) bright and early. We went to the admissions area and got "checked in" and … Continue reading My Experience of NHS Posterior Lumbar Decompression and Interbody Fusion

Mental Health: Switching Meds – My Experience

My blog has always been an open and honest safe space, where mental illness can be discussed without judgment. Something I haven't discussed on here before is my medication. I have been taking medication for generalised anxiety disorder with depressive and obsessive episodes for around 5 years. In that time I have switched medication a … Continue reading Mental Health: Switching Meds – My Experience