This is me shortly after being stabilised at St Richards in A&E. For those that don’t know I currently have a herniated disc in my spine and there was a suspicion that it had also prolapsed due to my symptoms.
So after being admitted to a ward and having numerous tests and an MRI it was believed that the disc had actually prolapsed onto my Spinal Cord, compressing it. I was therefore transferred to Southampton Hospital by emergency ambulance, ready to be prepped for surgery.
After several more tests it was found that the prolapse wasn’t as serious as first thought but the herniation still remains. Therefore I’m currently awaiting a nerve root injection to kill the intense pain that I’m in.
After laying in a hospital bed for 2 days so far (a further 4 days in my own bed) you get plenty of time to reflect on how this happened. Simple fact is that I didn’t look after my back as well as I should. I havnt cared for more body as well as I should. And that will change and it has to.
During the toughest times of pain, where the pain has completely consumed your body and mind it’s hard to push on, a constant battle with your own body. But this won’t beat me.
Anyway, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the nurses and doctors at St Richards Hospital, and those at Southampton General Hospital as well as the Ambulance Crews and everyone else who has helped me and sent well wishes. It means a lot. Thanks. #hospital#strichards#southamptongeneralhospital#herniateddisc#a &e