I'm an old timer on here, had my fair share of back and neck issues and was hoping that I was on the road to recovery, however ..........
The old pains have returned in the other leg, along with hip, pelvis and abdominal pain but this time it's worse than ever. I used to only get the leg pain and foot numbness when standing or walking slowly, now it's sitting, getting in and out of the car, laying down, standing - urgh, you all know the score.
My personal circumstances have changed dramatically, as a result of this I have been referred to a new hospital - in a way I'm not to upset as the last consultant messed up my first back op and I ended up having a re-do 6 months later.
This new one is a colonel in the army, he examined me and said 'I think your lower back is collapsing', I think he missed the 'break it them gently' part of the course! I have had my mri (that came through within 6 days on the NHS - unheard of in the UK), but I was then told I had to wait until 7th July for the results - typical!
I have mixed feelings today, the hospital have rung and he has asked for me to be called in earlier (2nd June), I'm pleased that I don't have to wait so long for the results but anxious because it means he has seen something that can't wait.
I don't expect any replies, I've used this site many times in the past just to 'sound off' and that is exactly what I am doing now.
I'm afraid, I'm worried, I'm fed-up and I'm in pain. Looks like you are going to have to put up with another sarcastic Brit in the chat room soon.