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    Im gonna be having a spine operation.....theyll be touching all sorts of nerves......sounds painful
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    That thought crosses my mind sometimes. Even though ive never had surgery for anything it still makes me wonder what it'd be like.
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    doctors aint stupid
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    (Original post by anjurdsg)
    doctors aint stupid
    Some are.
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    Actually, this happened to me, I didnt get enough local and the gas really didnt work, worst 45 minutes of my life. Just hope they use enough I guess.
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    Pains got much worse. Left leg is 100% numb.

    Private hospitals surgons taking a 2week easter holdiay.....wtf!.........
    If im paying for counsultations.....should i consider swapping hospital + surgon?

    Quite frankley i dont give a dam about getting A's in my GCSE's anymore. Ill walk away withh 11 F's, aslong as i can get this back sorted out.....
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    (Original post by stud1_89)
    Pains got much worse. Left leg is 100% numb.

    Private hospitals surgons taking a 2week easter holdiay.....wtf!.........
    If im paying for counsultations.....should i consider swapping hospital + surgon?

    Quite frankley i dont give a dam about getting A's in my GCSE's anymore. Ill walk away withh 11 F's, aslong as i can get this back sorted out.....
    you should go to another hospital. thats not very good patient care!
    sorry its gotten worse :hugs:

    Have you tried visiting an osteopath to see if they can help with the pain at all? its a long shot, but you never know...
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    Surgeons ARE allowed to take holidays, you know :rolleyes: But they should have provided cover for the time they take off...
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    yh there should be some cover. Ive decided to stick with this hospital, as they specialise in spine related problem. But ive been hearing all sort of stories (internet) about unsuccessful spinal fusions, getting a bit scared now.
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    i know this might not sound as if it has any connection but my mate has a brain tumour and is getting chemo and stuff and he's wanting to sit his exams so he can chill and concentrate on getting better knowing they are done. due to the fact that his condition is quite serious, he is getting 20% added to his exam results (i think thats how much it is anyway). its no concellation for what he is going through but the exams give him something to focus on.

    i would say do your exams and take the summer to recover. but, if you are in pain enough that it will hinder your comfort in the exam room then have the op.

    i admire my mate for going ahead with the exams, i think he has done the right thing, at least when unis read his application it is like nothing can knock him down, he is a fighter and i think it gives him an incentive to keep fighting on.
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    Hi , actually i know of a boy who is going through exactley what you described. could be the same boy who knows.
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    Although mind you exam boards do compensate for things liek the loss of a cherished pet- yes, even a Hamster :rolleyes:- by adding extra marks if you give enough of a sob story.

    I suppose it all depends on how you and your tutors feel.

    My brother has been suffering from cancer, and yet took some GCSEs a year early even when he was undergoing chemo. The time in hospital had given him loads of time to do courseowrk and revise...

    Although that doesn't seem so applicable in your case, as eople have said above it seems like you wouldn't be able to do work either.
 
 
 
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