Apologies to those of you bored enough to read these pages for the recent lack of reports. I’m afraid I’ve been laid up with the chronic back pain I suffer from, so haven’t managed to get out much. However, I think this may be about to change.
After a long battle, I’ve finally been given the go-ahead to have surgery that means I could be pain free for the first time in years. I’m absolutely over the ****in’ moon. The procedure is called Spinal Cord Stimulation and in simple terms, consists of an electrode inserted in the spine and pulses are sent along the electrode from a ‘magic box’ that is implanted nearby. The pulses replace the pain sensation with a tingling which is slightly more desirable. The whole thing is managed by a remote control which can be used to vary the levels of the pulses. Here’s a video presentation for anyone who is interested.
I’m booked into hospital for 9th October for the trial which should last for about 2-3 weeks. If that is sucessful, then I’ll have the full implant done immediately. I’ll update the progress here for the sake of anyone reading who may be in a similar situation and is considering or has been offered this treatment.
Looks like I’ll be missing some fishing in the mean time while it’s all being sorted but that’s a small price to pay to be pain free. This also gives Seaford beach a chance to build up its stocks ready for my return.
Just gotta keep me fingers crossed that it works.