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Hi, my name is Kaye2!I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosisI'

Kaye2 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited August 2022 in Start here and say hello!
I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis in March. Had a telephone consultation with the consultant last week and he said 'you need an operation'. I'm interested in talking to people who have this condition and if they manage it without having surgery. 


  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 486 Pioneering
    Good afternoon @Kaye2 and welcome to the online community. Thanks for reaching out with your query.

    I don't have any experience of  this condition so cannot give any useful input but have amended the title of your post so it is more visible to other members on the community so that someone will respond and share with you their experiences. 

    If you'd like to have a look around the rest of the forum please do feel free, here's a few of the best places to get started:

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there @Kaye2 and welcome to the community from me as well, thanks for reaching out today.

    You might like to visit our Chronic Pain and Pain Management category, as I know we have a few members with spinal stenosis who have posted there. 

    How are you feeling about the possibility of surgery?

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  • Kaye2
    Kaye2 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Alex. I'm terrified at the thought of surgery. My anxiety levels are so high just now that I can't even think about it. 
    I've gone from walking 3-4 miles a every day after work to limping from the door step to the car!! Its so frightening how your life can change almost overnight. 
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Kaye2 and welcome to the community :) 

    I'm sorry to hear of how high your anxiety levels are at the thought of surgery, although I understand that it can be quite a worrying thing for people. Do you have any specific concerns about the surgery that could perhaps be eased by speaking with your doctor or specialist about it? 
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