Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by Ian, Mar 27, 2017.
Thanks for the good wishes everyone
I have faith that you will come through this trying time with no lingering problems. Just getting away from the doctors is a major relief!
Hope to see you back on the regular soon @Becky !
Hello everyone, long time no see! Hope you each had a great time over Christmas and New Year
Sorry I've been away for so long, I just wanted to give you a bit of an update. I finally got diagnosed with a spinal fluid leak at the end of November, and the neurologist referred me for a blood patch (which is where they inject sterile blood in to the spine so that it clots and blocks the leak). The anaesthetist doing the procedure was quite hesitant because he didn't agree with the diagnosis, but in the end he agreed to go ahead and I had the blood patch yesterday.
As a bit of a reminder, I've been suffering from headaches, nausea and poor concentration for months, which all got worse when I spent time upright. I didn't have high hopes for the blood patch if I'm honest, but I felt it would be useful as a diagnostic tool at least. Well during the procedure I had a whoosh of clarity, it was like feeling fully awake all of a sudden. Quite a nice change after months of feeling out of it! I still have a headache, but it might take a few days to see any improvement there. Overall I'm cautiously optimistic!
I'm hoping that if I continue to improve then I'll be able to spend more time on the forum again, but it might be a slow process getting back to normal. I have to take things really easy over the next few days so that I don't disturb the blood clot, but at least it feels like I might be on the road to recovery at long last.
I'm sure there will be a lot for me to catch up on! I hope you're all doing well and looking forward to spring
Happy to se you back and hopefully they find out from the tests what is wrong and get you relief from the pain
Got fingers and toes crossed it works for you! I have been wondering how you were doing.
Best wishes for a good outcome!
Thanks! It's great to be feeling better, and nice to be on the ball again!
Gosh - they sure do come up with some weird sounding treatments, don't they? Hope to see you back and posting on a regular basis again soon!
Yeah I suppose it does sound a bit weird!
I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone, I'm sure I've missed a lot during my time away.
Ok will do, see you next Christmas
glad you're doing better and will say a lil prayer for you...
Hello Becky it is good to have you back and hopefully on the mend. Modern medicine has so many wonderful new techniques! I am rather new here so it is nice to meet you.
Thanks, it's great to be back Hope you have been enjoying the forum!
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