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gelder33gelder33 Member Posts: 16 Connected
i am not sure if this is the correct space to introduce myself as a New member? But here goes, sorry for the rant, but it does help get it off my chest now and again.

Hi my name is tony i don’t want any sympathy, I just want to share my story, as we all have one. with all the following I did get from shopfloor to full company manager before I had to finally give up work six years ago, at 50 yrs old or young! my story so far to follow. After many years working in the foundry I had a so called straight forward discectomy on my lumber area. five days after the original op I was rushed to another hospital as they had damaged my spinal nerves, they tried to minimise the damage but was too late, after a few more operations I am worse than ever.  I cannot even stand up, walk, twist, raise my arms, have hurendes painful spasm attacks that puts me in hospital as my body starts to go into shock because of the intensity of pain, my spine is so much more painfull than ever, I cannot sit in a normal position at all, so sitting up in my electric wheelchair is from zero up to approx 30 mins doped up. Also the nerve damage has caused internal problems such as bladder, bowels etc. my life now is laying on my bed in the bedroom and in my front room bed, that’s it. nurses every three months to keep an eye on things as I got a bed sore down to my heel bone that took 18 months and nurses every two days to fix.  I have deteriated to this from the first op wich was 20 years ago now. But saying all this, I try to keep positive, but like most people I have been to the edge and back a few times in the twenty years, but my saviour is my amazing wife and my family. so I am looking at sharing in conversations and if possible with all my skills picked up working my way through company hiracy, to poss pass on advise or just to converse with anyone who may like to get into any discussions of any areas that like minded people would like to. I am always looking for new advice from others who may want to give it within the confines of my situation I now find myself in. thankyou Tony


  • Lasian_AlumniLasian_Alumni Member Posts: 660 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @gelder33

    It is great to have you here, thank you for sharing your story. 

    The community has plenty of groups and discussions which you can get involved with, whether it be to ask for or give some advice and support, or just to chat with other members of our community. 

    Please do get in touch if you have any questions!

  • gelder33gelder33 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Thankyou very much
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  • gelder33gelder33 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    i had the mess up 20 odd yrs ago, there was NO, no win going on then, my solicitor wanted over £2500 just to send my information to a Harley street specialist to look at!  So that was that! I have gone for advice to a few organisations but nothing was around then.  I went for a meeting with my surgeon a few weeks after and got a full meeting with him, managment and all involved, but he looked at me when I said “what did you do wrong” he looked down at me and said with arrogance “I did nothing wrong at all” then just looked round the room and left! That was all I got from the hospital.
    what can you do with this type of attitude and all the staff seemed to me like sheep when he spoke to any of them.
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  • gelder33gelder33 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Thankyou very much for your reply
    After all these years and after further operations that I have had? You believe I can still take it further?
  • gelder33gelder33 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Hi Victoriad 
    i have looked quickly online, all the information says that after three years it will not be taken any further for most reasons.
    it seems just because I have known I had a problem more or less very early on arter my operation they will not relook at it.  But saying this i will look into this further because there maybe a loophole somehow.
    thanks again
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