Hi everyone, i apologise in advance for a rather long post.
As well as Arthritis in my shoulder and knee I was diagnosed with disc trouble in the 5/6 & 6/7 region about eighteen months ago. In November I had an MRI with contrast fluid, when the spinal surgeon saw the result he was going to going to add me to his list for surgery but then he noticed the scan showed something that needed further investigating.
About 3 weeks ago i had yet another MRI and a few days later i had a telephone consultation [Consultant's name and Hospital removed - Moderator]. Well it turns out that i have a small lesion believed to be benign in the same place as the Ruptured discs. He has put me on his waiting list for surgery to sort out the discs and remove the lesion, obviously there is quite a high risk factor there as he doesn't know what the lesion is attached to, if it is attached to the spinal cord it could cause lots of problems, the obvious one being paralysis, Sorry for the long post but has anyone had similar problems and if so what is recovery time?