The Letter Has Arrived

julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
edited 3. Jun 2011, 13:02 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hello everyone

Hope you are all enjoying the bank hol, even though the weather here in yorks isn't that good.

I went away last week for a couple of days and while I was away the postman sneaked a letter through the box. It was the letter I have been nervously waiting for.......The Neurosurgery appointment.

For those who do not know.....I have to have my odontoid peg screwed and discs c4 and c5 at a later date.

My appointment to discuss the surgery further is June 23rd at 9.30 and also that day they say I will have a pre surgery assessment. Sooo it could be a good half day app.

Would it be possible to ask for you to jump in my pocket that day please as I am really scared.

Thank you
a quivering Julie pf x


  • jillyb1
    jillyb1 Member Posts: 1,725
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Will definitely report for pocket duty , can I bring Betsy the dog and some sarnies ? Jillyb
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You dint even have to ask hun.. Me & Ra will be there without a doubt. :grin:
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 8,596
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Julie.
    i will be there for you as well. dont worry it will go alright.
    take care. joan xx
  • roses1
    roses1 Member Posts: 1,850
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Julie,

    Reporting for pocket duties, flask and cake will be ready. :grin:

    Rose x
  • Poppyg1rl
    Poppyg1rl Member Posts: 1,245
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Will be with you my lovely, you are in my thoughts hugs ((())) xxx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Count me in too. I can understand how apprehensive you are but I am pleased that this particular sword of Damocles has gone. This has been hanging over you for a very, very long time so I think it's good that you now know when this appointment is: it's a little bit of pressure relieved - or has it been applied somewhere else now? I'll be there, fizz and strawberries at the ready. DD
  • suzygirl
    suzygirl Member Posts: 2,005
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I can totally understand the nerves, I will be thinking of you.
  • constable
    constable Member Posts: 2,115
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi. Is there enough room for me as well. I will send you some hugs prior to the day as well.

    Karen xx
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,418
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Count me in Julie. Can we do a swop as I see my ENT guy next day?
  • Sashasmum
    Sashasmum Member Posts: 1
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi my peg on my neck had warn away so had to have bone grafts and pins put in 2 years ago I was in a halo for 3 months I have limited movement in my neck now.I'm ok now.So will you to good luck.
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Just realised it's the day after I see the ortho surgeon for my consult regarding my knees, have no idea what they're gonna say or plan on doing.. Lots of pocket hopping going on.

    Also realised sashasmum appears to be a newbie so welcome mi dear, hope you are alright..
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Julie
    I'll be there......I'll be asking the same for 17th {if not before} to see the ortho. Strawberries DD mmmmmmm lovely.
    I'll bring the coffee and what else????

  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you guys I knew I could count on all you lovely people.

    Looks like it will be a busy week for pocket duties so I will start stocking up on cakes and drink now. I will also start stocking up on positive vibes cause we will need lots to go round.

    Sashasmum, thankyou for telling me about your op. I wondered if I would be in a cage afterwards. I havent been told much at the moment.
    I would also like to welcome you to the forum.

    I hope you all have a good monday
    Thinking of you all
    love juliepf x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,505
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Julie

    l am so glad to see this post :smile:

    I bet you are TERRIFIED though :shock:

    You know without a doubt l will be there with you 100%

    All will be well - l promise

    Love and ((()))

    Toni xx
  • nearlybionic
    nearlybionic Member Posts: 1,899
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Julie
    Just seen this thread, sorry I am a bit late in replying.
    I will defo be in your pocket and am sending lots of calming vibes to try to help with the wait.xxxx
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Julie, I will be there in your pocket, and if it's o.k I will bring bubba(my cat) with me as he has a poorly paw. And could someone put a reminder up as my brain is aweful! :oops: Just remember Juile we are all here for you. ((HUGS)). Amanda,(bubbadog).xx
  • woodbon
    woodbon Member Posts: 4,969
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello, Reporting for pocket duties too. I'll bring along a big bowl of strawberries!!! :eek:
    Seriously, good luck and I hope you'll make a quick recovery.
    Lots & lots of love and hugs xxxx((((())))) Sue.
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Toni, NB, Amanda and Sue.
    and all you other lovely people who I thanked before

    I just want to say how lucky I am to have all your support and for this I am truly grateful. Sue yes I will put a reminder near the time cause I expect you will not beable to resist those strawberrys, you will then be able to buy some more :lol:
    Amanda.....course you can bring bubba, but, I hope by the 23rd his paw is better, give under his chin a tickle from me.
    NB... you are not late, It is me that is very early rounding you all up :lol: Its the nerves you see :lol:
    Toni...Yes I am glad the letter is here, I am not constantly waiting now for the postman. I now have a date and a target.
    Still jittery though :lol:

    Take care every one
    Love Juliepf x
  • mp1952
    mp1952 Member Posts: 425
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Julie

    I'm glad you've got the date at last.

    I'm thinking about you..

    Marion xx
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Julie,
    Of course I will be in your pocket. I know you will be on tender hooks and I do hope they can reassure you even a little when you go.
    It’s been a long wait for you and it must feel that you are on a rollercoaster of emotions.
    Thinking of you.
    Gentle hugs,
    Lv, I x
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Julie

    I am so sorry I have come in late to this thread but just wanted to say that I will be there in your pocket too. I know how much you have been dreading this and am thinking of you loads and sending plenty of calming vibes between now and then.

    Lots love Tilly xxx