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OPLL ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament.
I have a condition called OPLL which means ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. Before I had a fall in 2012 I was unaware of it, and had a full time job, was an member of 2 amateur dramatics Societies and a Pantomime Society, and also sang in my Church Worship team. When I fell, it forced bony spurs into my spinal cord. Despite a trip in an ambulance and agonising electric shock type pain, I was sent home and told it was whiplash. I wasn't diagnosed until mid August after I had all but demanded an MRI. At that point I was immediately admitted to neurosurgery for an operation to relieve pressure on my spinal cord. Sadly, because of the delay part of my spinal cord is atrophied. Five years on, I've had to accept a different lifestyle, but it's been hard having to admit I can no longer do the things I used to. One slip changed my life completely.