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Discectomy anyone?

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♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 13 Feb 2013 11:00

I do hope all goes well & the op is a success, with young children it will be hard for her not to be tempted to lift them for 6 weeks, but as she has a caring partner, parents & parents in law to keep an eye on her, hopefully she can be kept from doing this.

{{{Hug}}} for Mum

I know any op on our children is worrying but hopefully this one will stop the pain.


Wend Report 13 Feb 2013 09:40

Thankyou Ann. Her children are 2 and 5. The 5 year old will be no trouble, in fact she will probably be a great help to her. Unfortunately, her 2 yr old son was diagnosed autistic a few months ago, having developed as he should, in every way, until 18 months. Sadly, he has changed and become quite hard work.

Fortunately, my daughter has a wonderful and supportive husband and he is taking a couple of weeks off work. Also, of course, there are 2 sets of grandparents to help when required :-)


AnninGlos Report 13 Feb 2013 09:23

Best wishes to your daughter Wend. Hope all goes well. So worrying for us Mums I know. You don't say how young her children are, but if toddler age it sounds as if she is going to have to remember not to bend down to them or lift them so I hope she has some help. Sometimes the recovery post op is more frustrating than the op. But I am sure it will all be worth it if it cures the pain for her. <3


Wend Report 13 Feb 2013 09:21

Ah, thank you all so much for your positive comments. Cheered me up no end you have xxx <3

She went into hospital at 7am and the op's at 3pm.


ButtercupFields Report 13 Feb 2013 08:53

Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery,Wend, and hoping all goes well. My sister in law had this op a few years back and it was a great success. BC XX


Cynthia Report 13 Feb 2013 08:46

Hi Wend,

My son had this sort of operation done about 6-7 years ago. It worked a treat and relieved him of the pain he had been suffering.

I hope it all works out well for your daughter and send my very best wishes to her and her family.



Sylvia Report 13 Feb 2013 00:48

Wendy I hope your daughters operation is a great success. Someone I know has just had the same operation done and is now recovering. I had not heard of it until she said about it. It must be difficult for your daughter with 2 small children.
My own daughter who has 3 children is in great pain with a cyst on her spine and on so much medication.
Please let us know how your daughter is when you can.
Thinking of you all. x


PricklyHolly Report 13 Feb 2013 00:11

I hope all goes well for your Daughter tomorrow Wend and i wish her full and speedy recovery.

Prickles. x



supercrutch Report 12 Feb 2013 23:54

Wishing your daughter the very best treatment and outcome. So worrying when your the Mum, worse than it if was you having the procedure :-(

Let us know how it goes, sure it will be fine if she follows the post op care plan :-D <3 and theres an end to her pain.


Island Report 12 Feb 2013 22:53

Wishing your daughter well Wend xx


Eeyore13 Report 12 Feb 2013 22:50

So long as she does as she's told after (no bending & lifting for six weeks in my case) she'll be fine. I was home in 3 days. It's really not half as bad as it sounds Wend :-)


Wend Report 12 Feb 2013 22:45

Thanks Eeyore - still feeling scared :-(


Eeyore13 Report 12 Feb 2013 22:40

One thing I will say-it's not done unless absoloutly necessary & the result for me was I can walk. Hope all goes well.


Wend Report 12 Feb 2013 22:38

Thanks to you all. Nuff said I think :-)


Eeyore13 Report 12 Feb 2013 22:34

I've had one L4/5 what would you like to know?


Mersey Report 12 Feb 2013 22:23

Hi Wend wishing your daughter all the best for her op and hope shes on the road to recovery very soon......... :-) <3P <3


Porkie_Pie Report 12 Feb 2013 22:14

I did quite a lot of research into this operation and the reviews are varied,

I don't want to alarm you but being honest with my research,

For the people it worked for said it was fantastic, Others said it made no difference and the rest where left with bigger problems than before I also asked my doctor as i have had the same problem for years and both my doctor and the doctor who i saw when i did my ATOS assessment advised against it for pretty much the same reasons

My ex wife a size 10 and weighing 8 and a half stone had it done she still has the back pain as before and the medication has left her putting weight on, She has gone up to 15 stone in 12 months, Not a clue what size she is now and her doctor is very worried that she may end up with diabetes and heart disease

Edit, my post refers to lower back, specifically L5 S1 "Edited"

Hope it turns out well for her



Wend Report 12 Feb 2013 22:00

Thankyou Rose :-)

Trouble is, she has 2 small children to look after, so it's going to be hard for her.


MR_MAGOO Report 12 Feb 2013 21:58

Wishing your daughter all the very best and hope the op goes well. :-) <3


Wend Report 12 Feb 2013 21:56

Thankyou Ann - me too :-D

Thankyou too, Mr. M. - reading that lot, all I can hope for is the best!

Fingers crossed for my little girl :-) <3