I’m seeing a spinal surgeon today

This evening I have an appointment to see a spinal surgeon at Salford Royal, an appointment I’ve been waiting for since August after having my x-rays done. I don’t talk about this much, but I’ve got double Scoliosis of the spine, which is a curvature of the spine. My spine forms a letter ‘S’ shape and was operated on back in 1990 (during the World Cup, I came out of hospital on the day Germany beat England in the semi-final).

I’ve been OK for many years, but recently my back has grown worse and my left leg goes dead and doubles up with cramp when I walk for more than a few minutes. I just checked my blog for past mentions of Scoliosis, and found this post in November 07, where I mentioned how I couldn’t walk for more than a few miles. It’s much worse than that now, which isn’t a good sign. It’s been bad since the summer and yesterday when I was shoe shopping in Chester I struggled to walk from one shop to the next without needing to sit down.

Anyhow, I’m seeing a spinal surgeon later today to see if anything can be done about it, as only being able to walk for a few minutes at the age of 32 is pretty shite.

I’ll be sure to let everyone know how I get on, and maybe get some images of my x-ray, which I have seen since and the rod in my back has slipped quite considerably.

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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