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
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
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
Considering "spinal fusion" to treat spondylolitic pondylolisthesis.
Tomorrow, I have an appointment with the oral surgeon in the dental hospital in the city. At the appointment on Friday, my dentist decided that their definition of "urgent" and his were not the same as my jaw is more locked than before and my "good" side is starting to lose muscle strength. Looking forward … Continue reading The Sun Will Come Out, Tomorrow.
As you may have noticed I have been quite for a couple of days. The kitchen has been the reason - it needed to be organised. Last week James put up shelves in the kitchen that looks awesome. Yesterday I powered on through and got the kitchen back to a level of organised cleanliness that … Continue reading It’s a Delicate Balance.
My Week On Instagram
The first blog post on Mieliboo.com - About me, why I started the blog and who I am.