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Learning to walk again after decompression surgery

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lynseym
lynseym Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi ive got cervical stenosis with severe myelopathy which basically means my spinal cord was 90% trapped causing major mobility problems and I was in a wheelchair for about 2 years , I had decompression surgery and I'm now learning to walk again as the damage is so bad, it's quite rare at my age (52) I will always have mobility issues and chronic pain, I would be interested to hear from anyone else experiencing this problem tia 

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @lynseym welcome to the communityI!

    Sorry to hear what has happened, sounds awful! I have been recovering from Transverse Myelitis which means my spinal cord became inflamed, I've had to learn to sit up, stand up and walk again. It's been incredibly hard to say the least! How are you getting on with physiotherapy? :)
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  • Bekind241
    Bekind241 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hello, I’ve just had the same operation, how are you now? I’m currently having home and physio therapy.  I am 38 
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    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Bekind241. How are you currently finding being home and having physio? :)
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