Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

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While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

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RoseRed Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi everyone, I've joined the discussion on behalf of my 80 year old mother who has spinal canal stenosis L4-L5 with spondylolisthesis and scoliosis. She was diagnosed about 2 years ago but has been suffering with the condition for over 5 years and has seriously deteriorated over those years, to the point where she is barely able to walk. She has been awaiting spinal fusion surgery for nearly a year and there is no date in sight. She is very depressed and I am so worried she is going to end up in a wheelchair very soon. Does anyone have any experience of the spinal fusion surgery? 


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,388 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @RoseRed   Pleased to meet you welcome

    Thank you for sharing and may I try to see how as a community help.

    Sorry what has happened to your Mother . I know there will be members who will be advising you and might be in touch.

    Have you spoken to AGE UK I know they will be very supportive in assisting your Mother. Lots of I am sure some support.  Plus information and advice. Some thing to consider.

    In the mean time we as a community are here to give what help and support we can give. There will be members of our community who will identify your Mothers condition.

    Have a look at our information , advice on Talk about specific conditions. Lots of posts from our members.

    Hope that helps.

    Please take care

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  • RoseRed
    RoseRed Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    edited August 2018
    Thank you very much for your friendly welcome and advice @thespiceman
    Hopefully someone who has experienced what my mother is going through will get in touch. 

    Kind regards

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,586 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @RoseRed and a very warm welcome to the community. I am sorry to hear that your mother is not doing very well at the moment. Does she currently have any support in place? What about yourself? I too would recommend contacting AGE UK as their advice would be more tailored. Please do have a look around the community and get involved with anything you would like to :) If you need anything else then please do let me know! 

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