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Hi sorry for spelling .I have a proulaps discs well 2 or moor and I am having pain in my legs so I am having an MRI then I go back and they are going to tell me when I am going in for an operation . has anyone had it or do you know what will be done . Please , things seem to be going fast as it only taken 6 weeks to get appointment at hospital from going to the doctors . So help would be nice still no news about house move yet but will let you all know when we do

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Hi Kath,

I'm sorry that you are having such a rotten time with your back, I can fully sympathise with you on this one.

Here is a link which may help answer some of your questions, but you could also have a word with your doctor and ask him what you should expect during and after the operation.

Sending lots of positive healing vibes your way 😊😊😊😊😊

Foggy x

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I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are suffering and struggling so much as a result of this and I sincerely hope that you can find the answers that you so desperately desire and deserve.

It is not an issue that I suffer with but I want to gneuinely wish you all the best of luck with any surgery that you may have.

All my hopes and dreams for you



I underwent spinal fusion/decompression in 2014 the pain was unexplainable now fantastic pain relief . Would have been paralysed by now if I had not had op.

Follow physio & home exercises to the T it's a long recovery but stick with it.

Good luck let us know how you get on

Hugs to to you & all


I had an MRI Friday and was very worried I would feel claustrophobic or keeping still would become painfull but I actually quite liked it. They gave me some ear phones to listen to the radio while I was in there (as it is quite noisy when the scan starts. I was a little in pain and stiff after a while as it lasted 20 minutes and you are required to remain very still but all in all it wasn't as bad as I expected. Hope all goes well x


I've had several MRI and am fine with them, but if you're not you can ask to take someone in with you. I've done that for a friend. Provided they don't move you can hold their hand or touch a foot.

As to prolapse Foggy's link didn't work. No idea why as this appears to be the same

I had one 15 years ago. The treatment has changed over the years and you should listen to your medics. Once, bed rest was the be all end all, not it's keep moving, which means exactly what it says. It doesn't mean train for a marathon or gymnastics. I got some exercises, a six week course at Back School from the hospital and bought "the Back Book" from The Stationery Office. Other books are available.

The strategy is to live life as normally as possible and if it hurts, stop. Much like living with Fibro. I had been in line for surgery but in the 3 week I was in hospital, the second MRI showed enough improvement I was let off, but had an epidural injection.

My case seems different as I was admitted twice by ambulance. Nevertheless, the strategy is similar.

Here's lots of warm, gentle hugs. It's a horrid condition. Please keep us posted.


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