As you can see from the picture. This was a really unpleasant procedure to repair the damage to my spinal cord caused by the bony protuberances crushing my spinal column. The surgeons cut through the neck at the front, then through the vocal box, wind-pipe around the food-pipe then into the c3 to c7 vertebrate’s. They are sometimes called the Hangman’s vertebrate’s due to the fact that it is these that, when broken, cause death to a hanged Person. I have the dubious honour of having my neck broken like a hanged criminal, and live to write about it.
My Consultant, Mr Shad (LORD JESUS please bless him) didn’t think I’d be able to walk or talk. But due to his team of experts and the LORD Jesus Christ, I can.
Now, at the time of this post (06/26/2014), I still have a great deal of pain in my right leg, arm and on both sides of my neck. I know that the spine had been surgically broken, so pain and patience are my lot for the moment. Muscle weakness leads to constant straining of arm and leg muscles. The numbness I had, (which was al pervasive) has largely gone, thank God. But there is still numbness at the tips of my fingers and my crouch.
I can walk about 10 steps without having to stop. Climbing stairs is a real nightmare. I’m in constant fear of falling, in the knowledge I cannot break my fall. I live on the first floor of a maisonette so have to negotiate a flight of concrete steps. As yet, I cannot afford to move to a ground floor dwelling or a stair-lift. Social services won’t help me because I’m a White, middle class, Heterosexual Man. (How dare I be these things). I’ll keep you informed as to any new developments to this. Also, I am applying for disability allowance from the Department of Works and Pensions. They will require me to visit one of their approved doctors. It seems that they don’t trust either my GP or Consultant to tell the truth. My, my, what a world we live in.
Please use the comment section to ask me anything (within reason) about my condition or this condition in general. I felt very alone during this time. Only the LORD has been my support (though he is sufficient) it would have been nice to have spoken to other people who having had this surgery, come safely out the other side. I would love to be a help and support to anyone about to go through the Medical assessment and the surgery soon. I have a Consultant appointment on the 8th July 2014. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Thank you all for praying for me. These things are sent to us as a test.
God Bless You. 🙂