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gary67
27-10-2010, 06:56 PM
Well had my appointment today with the specialist just after 5pm, see this thread (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=112864). The upshot is at this point he doesn't think there is any extra damage but to go back to work on reduced hours and light duties (how I am supposed to get light duties in my workplace I don't know), have physio and go back in 6 weeks. If it is still playing up then he will send me for an MRI scan. In the meantime he has told me I do need to find a non physical job, in the current climate that's not going to be easy.

SP8's
27-10-2010, 07:08 PM
Same type of work .... stuffed lumbar discs x 3 .... know what you mean Gary. But must admit that I probably shouldn't have let the surgeon anywhere near it ... hindsight is a great thing ....

gary67
27-10-2010, 07:16 PM
Well he did an excellent job 6 years ago when I detached my bicep so pleased I did

SP8's
27-10-2010, 07:20 PM
I'm just waiting on clinical trials of a new procedure to be completed in Oz .... they're trying to replicate a Chinese study where they inject Methylene Blue into the disc .... kills all the nerve endings which grow into the disc tear ... pain gone ...

Maybe.

Cicero
27-10-2010, 07:27 PM
Listen very carefully to this and it will cheer you up........


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOIAi2XwuWo

SP8's
27-10-2010, 07:30 PM
Good God Cicero .... that's funeral music !!!!

Cicero
27-10-2010, 07:57 PM
Good God Cicero .... that's funeral music !!!!

Ha ha my kind of music, you will like this too........

http://goo.gl/AFGc

WalOne
27-10-2010, 08:42 PM
Listen very carefully to this and it will cheer you up........


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOIAi2XwuWo

:thumbs:

WalOne
27-10-2010, 08:54 PM
What about This (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3232003351746574285#) for more of a dirge?

Personally, I'd much rather be sent off to the music of Canon by Pachelbel Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wpPk8qk3uQ).

Snorkbox
27-10-2010, 09:05 PM
Why bother anyway? Being dead tends to give you severe hearing loss.

WalOne
27-10-2010, 09:19 PM
Why bother anyway? Being dead tends to give you severe hearing loss.

Not really, hearing continues for around 25 minutes or so after you've carked it. Which is why I want to hear Pachelbel's Canon.

Because I can.

R2x1
27-10-2010, 11:23 PM
Pachelbel's Canon does not readily transpose to a massed bagpipe arrangement, but if it could be recorded, it should be loudly played in Parliament every time they made a new law.

Snorkbox
27-10-2010, 11:38 PM
Not really, hearing continues for around 25 minutes or so after you've carked it. Which is why I want to hear Pachelbel's Canon.

Because I can.

I would suggest it may take somewhat longer than 25 minutes to arrange an orchestra so chances are you will be late for your own funeral if you want to hear the music.

Possibly Harps may be waiting for you but then again maybe not.

I won't hear any as I'll be with my mates.

pctek
28-10-2010, 05:51 AM
stuffed lumbar discs x 3 .... But must admit that I probably shouldn't have let the surgeon anywhere near it ... hindsight is a great thing ....

Really? What happened?
I'm interested as a friend had an op on her back to put a rod in and since then it's gone downhill rapidly. And I know another person who is on his way through getting this doone.

Cicero
28-10-2010, 07:06 AM
:thumbs:

Nice to find someone with great taste Wally.

Colpol
28-10-2010, 07:33 AM
Really? What happened?
I'm interested as a friend had an op on her back to put a rod in and since then it's gone downhill rapidly. And I know another person who is on his way through getting this doone.

5 Yrs ago had disc fusion of 2 vertebrae. If I had not had it done I would be in a wheelchair now. Brilliant outcome. Back at work after 4 weeks.

Now for the bad news. Recent slipped disc highlighted another problem. Disc deterioration due to arthritis etc in 4 more Vertebrae, currently under the same surgeon to get it done before it gets to bad but may have to wait many months as surgery is 4-5 hrs and requires 2 surgeons. If the outcome of this surgery is the same as previous I will be stoked.

Also have torn ligaments in shoulder but that is another story

prefect
28-10-2010, 09:10 AM
Shaggers back or accident?

johcar
28-10-2010, 09:20 AM
or age-related wear-and-tear...

Colpol
28-10-2010, 09:28 AM
or age-related wear-and-tear...

Age related wear and tear. Worn out

BBCmicro
28-10-2010, 09:35 AM
Ha ha my kind of music, you will like this too........

http://goo.gl/AFGc
Nice one Cicero

My favourite is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzKNdk6taYM

(Joyce DiDonato singing Laudamus Te. Violinist Deborah Nemtanu is very touching)

Cicero
28-10-2010, 01:21 PM
Nice one Cicero

My favourite is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzKNdk6taYM

(Joyce DiDonato singing Laudamus Te. Violinist Deborah Nemtanu is very touching)

I have fallen in love with violinist.

Lovely piece that,this is one of my favourites,which you will like.

http://goo.gl/6WIO

BBCmicro
28-10-2010, 01:47 PM
I have fallen in love with violinist.

Lovely piece that,this is one of my favourites,which you will like.

http://goo.gl/6WIO
Indeed.
(and they say YouTube is a wasteland...)

pctek
28-10-2010, 03:36 PM
5 Yrs ago had disc fusion of 2 vertebrae.

Ah. Different to my friend then.
Shes had the rod thing done twice, they want a third go now. Surgeons admitted they made it all worse. She's wrecked now. Forever.