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

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'clockĀ in the evening so … Continue reading MY EXPERIENCE OF NHS POSTERIOR LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION AND INTERBODY FUSION – POST OP DAY 1

When You Hear the Sound of Hooves, Think Horses, Not Zebras

This is what medical students are taught about the diagnosis process. Start at the most common and work your way down to the rare diagnoses. It was first coined by Dr Theodore Woodward, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine during the 1940's and it is still used during medical teaching. Even … Continue reading When You Hear the Sound of Hooves, Think Horses, Not Zebras