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julie47
julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
edited 10. Jan 2011, 11:29 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi Gang
Just want to thank you for coming with me today. I hope my wet tissues were not too uncomfortable in my pocket. Your ok it was from eyes not mi nose :smile:
As I was dreading I will be paying the surgeon another visit in may. (told him I had a wedding in april)
I had another 3 plain xrays and he will be sending me for a ct scan shortly as he wants me injected with dye.
He said it will be a two part opperation, one at the back and one at the front of the neck.He said two screws in the back of neck and the two discs he will shove back from the front. (something like that). He said it is a risky opp with it being so close to spinal cord. (tears just rolled unexpected here, no noise) He was very nice and I think richard will have listened more. The surgeon gonna do a letter in plain english for me and rhummy peeps who i see on 28th.
All I can remember is if I dont have it done sooner or later the consiquenses were not good.
So the idea of collars and injections were out of window.
Anyway after to day and feeling sorry for myself I will concentrate on my daughters wedding plans. Then in may when i see him again worry about it then.
Thanks for reading this.
And thanks for being there in spirit.
love juliepfx
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  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Julie, so sorry that you are going to have to go through that, but you know that we will all be with you as per usual..
    Hope you are ok..

    We will be at the wedding too, lol... Don't forget we're all gatecrashing... Hope there will be plenty of room on the dancefloor.. :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    thanks tony

    may as well do the jive and be flipped all over eh? cant do much more damage.
    Its LGI they always like to get their claws in me, thats where i had the amputation too. Won't even visit german market every year cause its too close :lol:
    juliepf
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Aye, know that place well too luv..
    It's Jimmy's for me tomorrow, Doctor Bush at the pain clinic..
    Woohoo, lol..
    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Julie
    That is a lot to take in, I am so glad you had your OH with you, hopefully this op will improve things for you.
    I am not sure if its the same op but a neighbour of ours has just had similar, they put screw into the disc through his neck to stabilise his disc.
    He was terrified when they told him the risk, the trouble is they have to tell you everything, a bit like the leaflet in the meds.
    wishing you well
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Oh lordy lordy lordy. I wasn't expecting anything like that - and I bet you weren't either. Hells bells, julie47, hells-bloody-bells. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 8,960
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    Hi Julie
    i'm glad it was explained to you now you will know how you are going to work it all out in your mind.
    you have enough to think about any way,
    take care i will be there for you,
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,516
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Julie

    Heavens girl... that was some consultation. :shock:
    I wish with all my heart that there was an easier way of alleviating the problems you have with your neck. :roll:
    what a shock you've had...and of course the tears rolled.... every right to in my book!

    You know already we will be with you every step of the way... it's even been known for texts to be sent to and fro the peep's hossie bed using the wonderful pigeon post that our Cris started. so you can be sure that we will be there supporting you in any way we can.

    Good on you telling him that you've got a very important wedding to organise first. :wink: plenty to do and plan and lots of distraction....

    Love and (((hugs)))

    Iris xxx
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks barbara tony and dd

    Barbara you are right the surgeons do have to warn you i suppose to cover their backs. glad your neigbour is recovering well.
    DD in a way i knew he woud want to operate but i only expected once not twice.
    Tony good luck tomorrow with your injections.
    will be in your pocket.
    juliepf x
  • Poppyg1rl
    Poppyg1rl Member Posts: 1,245
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Julie,
    I'm so sorry re the operation, its such a lot of information to take in, atleast your surgeon is taking the time to explain it all. I agree with you, I think you should focus on your daughters wedding for now, it will be a magical day for you all. Thinking of you Poppy X
    'grá agus solas'
    'Love and Light' translated from Irish. X
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
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    Iris
    Thank you so much for your reply
    i have tears in my eyes after reading it, you are so kind
    hope your knee is ok and that you are not in too much pain
    thanks again
    juliepf x
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    poppy thank you too

    i keep bumping in to all of you so by the time i have replied i have missed some one :lol:
    julie x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,489
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Julie

    was that really used tissues :eek:

    I thought it was one of my brie butties and I chewed on a bit....... :oops: :oops:

    Well that doesn't sound much fun does it? Let me say that I don't think he would have suggested it if he didn't think it was absolutely necessary.

    As you probably know I've had back op and l'm still here and it was worth it - the risk of leaving it any longer was too great.

    No suggestion of collars and jabs in the meantime??

    Love and v gentle hugs

    toni xx
  • chris7
    chris7 Bots Posts: 2,696
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Oh dear Julie

    Sorry to see this, no wonder you were taken by surprise and reduced to tears, what a shock for you. I really hope you find things a little less scary when the news sinks in knowing that they really do need to do this to help and will do all they can to take really good care of you.
    Am glad you have the wedding plans to distract you at the moment and we will be here when you need us.
    take care
    love
    Chris
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Hells bells. Still cannot get my head round this. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • mp1952
    mp1952 Member Posts: 425
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    Hi Julie

    Gosh, that's a lot to think about.. I know nothing about these kind of operations, so it's a learning experience for me just to read about them..

    Thanks goodness you are in good hands at the LGI..

    The wedding plans will certainly keep you occupied over the next 3-4 months..

    Take care

    Marion x
  • mirabella
    mirabella Member Posts: 272
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    oh my word,and I am moaning about my bad knees,just wish you well and have faith in your surgeon.I have had 3 discs replaced and 2 new hips all succesfull,be brave and go for it,these wonderfull people on this forum will help you through.Mirabella
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
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    Oh Julie, sorry you have got to have a future date with the surgeons, not the news you wanted to hear.

    However, sounds like you have a good coping strategy - concentrating on daughter's wedding and not thinking about your date further until the month of May itself.

    Now where did you put those wedding mags??!

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Julie,

    That was a very scary appointment for you and thanks goodness that Richard was with you. It is a lot to take in and I hope the Rheumy appointment on the 28th will make things clearer for you.

    All I can do is to send you my support,

    Gentle hugs,
    Lv, Ix
  • annie_mial
    annie_mial Member Posts: 5,614
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Oh dear, Julie, you don't do things by halves, do you.

    For what it's worth a friend of ours had something similar done a couple of years ago (he's confined to a wheelchair) and although he dreaded it, he has been so much better since! Even went on holiday this year, something he hasn't done for a long time.

    My daughter got married in April, too.........heavens, it will be their 9th Anniversary soon! It seems like yesterday to me, I must be getting old...........

    Love
    Annie
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Julie,

    Oh that's quite a consultation..... I am sorry it was so heavy for you but glad your oh was with you.

    They d have to tell you everything that can go wrong, and they do seem to now a days so much but I am sure they will also take good care of you and you will be fine.

    Like Iris said this lot will be with you all the way and leaving you a (((((((((( )))))))))))) and a hope it will all seem a bit better for you once it has sunk in a bit.

    Hollow to say but try not to worry and enjoy the wedding thing first without thinking about it. Another ((((())))) Cris xx
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
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    Morning every one, had a bit of a restless night, tossed and turned more than usual so was woke every time, my thought was , how will i sleep on a night , i like to sleep on my side will i still do this. oh well will have to wait and see.

    Toni :lol::lol: sorry about the tissues, I did suggest a collar but he said no and even to injections. :???: :???:
    Will see what rhummy suggests at end of month but don't want to step on peoples toes. She may be able to give me tips.
    I didn't realise you had had a back op but i am glad that it has helped. thank you for your support.

    Chris7, Thankyou for your support too, I guess in a couple of days I will get used to the idea. On sunday we are going to sort out the grooms and OH suits, so that will be nice. This time last year we went for daughters dress and in june (ithink) it arrived at the shop, it fit perfect and the dress is still there, she will be going in march for one last fit to make sure. (don't think she has put weight on)

    DD :lol::lol: bless you, you are still gob smacked, not like you eh? :lol: Have a good day , hope you are well.

    Marion Yes I am going to be busy, as the time is closing in its cheque writing time :lol::lol: everyone wants paying up front.

    Mirabella you also have a right to moan, knees are terrible when they hurt, Sounds like you are one brave lady you have had a few ops, glad they helped, and i am sure mine is for the best too. Had leg off 6 years ago on the 13th and although i have had a few problems of late I am glad I had that done.
    So I hope this surgery is even better.

    Skezier
    Thankyou for dropping in, I know you are having lots of troubles yourself.
    When he mentioned the screws and stuff, you automatically came into my mind, you wanted that procedure and i wanted a collar. (av they got us mixed up :lol: )
    You are a braver lady than me, got more guts.
    But I know that with your advice and help from the forum i will be ok and find courage.

    Take care all of you
    and many thanks again for all these replies
    Love and hugs
    Juliepf x
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
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    Speedy
    I do apologise I missed you out
    Wedding mags......Its not them I am looking for its the invoices :lol::lol: where are they :lol::lol:
    Oh yes I remember in a wedding planner.
    Hows things with you, ok I hope
    love juliepf x
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
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    Oh my oh my I am not good at this
    Annie I missed you too
    Thankyou for reassuring me by telling me of your friend.
    Your daughter got married in april too eh? It must be a popular month, Our wedding anni is in april too the 7th and will be 27 years, you are right where does time go.
    hope you are well
    juliepf x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    I know it's not like me. I am still very startled. And upset. You, on the other hand, are your usual cheerful, brave self, a flamingo with unruffled feathers. (well, on the surface anyway -I bet they're fluttering underneath!) DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • bertyboy
    bertyboy Member Posts: 1,860
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    bit late on this Julie but i wish you every success in the procedures , April is a lovely time for a wedding so enjoy the planning x
    I know i am a lady ,all life is a journey xx MAY xx