Saturday, 9 July 2011

Back - just about!

This is just a quick blog to explain my absence in the last couple of weeks. My back did not get better. In fact it got worse, with some symptons that were alarming enough to necessitate a visit to the hospital A&E. After an emergency MRI scan, I waited to be told the results. After hours of waiting, the next thing I was told was that they'd 'got me a bed on Ward 2'. A bed? I wasn't going home, and was going to have an emergency operation on my spine that evening. In the end, the operation was scheduled for first thing the next morning, but I still found myself unexpectedly in hospital and having an operation for the first time in my life.

The operation was on Thursday, all was successful, and I came home yesterday (Friday). The wonderful thing is that most of the pain has gone. Less wonderful is that I can't do much for a while, and have to spend most of the time lying down. Standing and walking is okay but sitting is not allowed. I have put my laptop on a tall chest of drawers and am writing this standing up.

That's all for today, I think, but I thought I'd let you know I'm still here - just about!.

8 comments:

Eartha Kitsch said...

Oh wow, that must have been so scary! I'm glad that they found your problem and that you're feeling much better though. Continued healing to you..

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh poor you. Hope you feel better soon
Julie xxxxxx

Menopausalmusing said...

Oh NO!!!!! Chin up. Hope you feel much better soon.

Kylie said...

My goodness. What a frightening thing for you to go through, I'm so glad that the operation was successful and that it has helped to relieve your back pain. Backs are tricky things, so you must do what your Doc tells you to...even though it will be frustrating. Take care and take it EASY x

delia hornbook said...

O my goodness what a shock for you. Take it easy and i hope you are back to full health real soon. Take lots of care, dee x

Country Cottage Chic said...

That was sudden! But hopefully it will make a difference....wishing you a speedy recovery!

Jayne

Bumble Bee Cottage said...

I hope you feel better soon and have a speedy recovery. Best Wishes, Gillian

BusyLizzie said...

poor you, that is awful to suddenly have surgery. Do take it slow 7 get well very soon! Liz xx