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The All new "I Need Some Sympathy Thread"

As an official wimp decided we needed this thread.

I had to go to the dentist this morning with a knackered gnasher. The tooth wouldn't come out so the gum had to cut in three places and retracted back to the bone. The bone of the socket had to be burred away to expose the tooth and removed from the socket that way, the root was twisted behind the bone. Gum replaced and stitched back together....6 of them. Now in lots of pain because the 10 injections are wearing off rapidly.... it hurts a awful lot, anyone got some spare Morphine???

Rule 5 doesn't apply in this case Wink

You might find a pair of Mavix Zxellium Ultimate shoes may work better than morphine in the long run Wink

Get better soon

Re: The All new "I Need Some Sympathy Thread"

Slapshot 3 wrote:
Rule 5 doesn't apply in this case Wink

I will concede that Rule 5 is not applicable in this situation. Others may be less sympathetic. Can I suggest you apply alcohol to the damaged area instead? Smile

Hope you feel better soon.

Ouch!  Sounds awful!  Hope it's better for the festive season!  Otherwise anaesthatise it with a good single malt! Laughing


I hope you'll improve quickly. Although not as good as morphine, didn't they give you a prescription for vicodin?

Toffees are in the post! Smile

Seriously .. tough luck especially at this time of year, but hopefully you will be in fine fettle soon!


Get well soon!

Nasty. Tough luck, mate.

I think it is liquidised turkey and sprouts for you this Christmas!  Very Happy

I think we are all knackered! Backs, teeth, brains... right old codgers here!

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place, and I'm certainly not comparing this to SS's and G's ailments, but it's not all plain sailing for me either...

Last weekend, Mrs SR dropped into the conversation that she and her regular training partner had concluded that they would not be able to fit in a run on Christmas Day. "Fine" one might think, until you appreciate that they actually had the conversation in the first place. Even I've never contemplated training on Christmas Day, and I'm meant to me somewhat eccentric (at best).

I'm clearly married to a mad woman...Smile

Naturally, I have some sympathy but I am worried you have set a dangerous precedent.  This could lead to someone giving a detailed description of passing a particularly difficult stool.  Those Christmas dinners are rather heavy...

In a roundabout way, I am saying there are some things I don't want to know and especially not in such grisly detail!

But don't let me spoil your fun, guys - I will just avoid this thread from now on!  I guess I'll need to start another thread: "For wimps who are too wimpy to read the official wimp thread".  Embarassed
Slapshot 3

Thanks guys, much better this morning....might even tackle some food shortly...Sorry UF...I was in a bad place yesterday, blame the drugs!

A tip - Energy gels are great when your gob is too sore to actually chew things.. Wink
mr shifter

Re: The All new "I Need Some Sympathy Thread"

Slapshot 3 wrote:
anyone got some spare Morphine???

As I found out some months ago that Morphine destroys my appetite and I was wasting away.
The missus put a stop to that and got me discharged.

Be Lucky  Rolling Eyes

... and it makes you puke too!  Well it did me.

Ouch. Hope it heals enough that you get to enjoy your Christmas dinner.

I visited a dentist on Tuesday. I was considering making him 'my' dentist, but he was proposing performing equivalent butchery on my wallet. I decided a second opinion was needed.

Happy new year guys (and gals).

Foraminoplasty done. Recovering at home.  Mrs G looking slightly plum.  Not sure who feels more sick !  Embarassed

Might not be posting much in 2012. Popped by to just say hi. Keep up the good work lads.


Grrr!  Notices keep popping up on ES to say that from ist Sept, I'm unlikely to continue to get ES on cable TV.  This is the only reason why I pay for Cable TV.  And only two days notice.....

I shall have to look for alternatives.  One redeeming feature - I will still have Spainish TV, so I can watch the rest of the Vuelta on TVE!

But I am not a happy bunny Twisted Evil
mr shifter

I visited the "Pill Factory" (doctors surgery) yesterday and received a copy letter from a hospital.

It says I am "obviously myelopathic"
That almost says it all.

PS, I was given more pills. (Surprise, Surprise)

Sorry to hear that Mr S. Sad

Looked up "myclopathic", but was told that I should have looked up "myelopathic".  They seem to think it is something to do with abnormality of spine or bone marrow.  Is that you?  What abnormality?

If this is too personal or not information you want to share, just forget it.  Sometimes I show too much interest in details.

Yeah, I saw the same thing FF. I forced the search to the correct word and found this...

A degenerative condition of the muscles.

Sorry to read that Mr S ...

my sympathies Mr S
Slapshot 3

Not good Mr S, you have my sympathies

Take care, Mr S -I hope the condition stabilises!

Sorry to hear about that Mr S.

Very sad to hear to hear that Mr S. Hope interacting with your friends on here brings some respite.
mr shifter

Fontfroide wrote:
Looked up "myclopathic", but was told that I should have looked up "myelopathic".  They seem to think it is something to do with abnormality of spine or bone marrow.  Is that you?  
It is. So have some Winter reading. Be Lucky
Cervical Stenosis with Myelopathy  By: Peter F. Ullrich, Jr., MD
Spinal Stenosis
As we age, the spine may develop degenerative changes in the joints that can create tightening of the spinal canal. Over time this process may lead to pinching the spinal cord and compromise of coordination of the extremities.
Cervical stenosis is a slowly progressive condition that pinches the spinal cord. Cervical myelopathy refers to this compression of the cervical spinal cord as a result of spinal stenosis. Cervical spinal stenosis with myelopathy is more common in elderly patients.
Cervical Stenosis Symptoms with Myelopathy

People with cervical stenosis with myelopathy may note one or more of the following spinal stenosis symptoms:
   Heavy feeling in the legs
   Inability to walk at a brisk pace    
   Intermittent shooting pains into the legs (like an electrical shock), especially when bending their head forward. (mine is backward)

Most of this came about when a car ran into the back of me and my bike about 18 years ago.
mr shifter wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:53 pm  Post ref bartali
Since someone mentioned your RTA, I have trawled the threads and found this one so now I've got the mondeo man smashing into a cyclist with the original and they all say it "I just didn't see him"

My IDIOT got clean away with nothing to pay and no police charges, so my advice is get copies and eyerything you duplicate. Remember everything.

Me, I am ruined for life and hobbling about with a walking stick and will be out at the classics and my post vuelta trip to the states is booked and paid for (airport wheelchair so I cannot queue to get in the fortress).
Every morning is a miracle and I shovel the pills and get out on buses or put bike in boot and get away from London and traffic for a poodle bike ride. a favorite is across the channel to St Omer park near the Gare and ride around the canals.[i]

Spinal cord
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nervous system diagram.png
The spinal cord (in red) connects the brain to the nerves throughout the body
Latin medulla spinalis
Divisions of Spinal Segments Gray 111 - Vertebral column-coloured.png
Segmental Spinal Cord Level and Function
Level Function
C1-C6 Neck flexors
C1-T1 Neck extensors
C3, C4, C5 Supply diaphragm (mostly C4)
C5, C6 Shoulder movement, raise arm (deltoid); flexion of elbow (biceps); C6 externally rotates the arm (supinates)
C6, C7 Extends elbow and wrist (triceps and wrist extensors); pronates wrist
C7, T1 Flexes wrist
C7, T1 Supply small muscles of the hand
T1 -T6 Intercostals and trunk above the waist
T7-L1 Abdominal muscles
L1, L2, L3, L4 Thigh flexion
L2, L3, L4 Thigh adduction
L4, L5, S1 Thigh abduction
L5, S1, S2 Extension of leg at the hip (gluteus maximus)
L2, L3, L4 Extension of leg at the knee (quadriceps femoris)
L4, L5, S1, S2 Flexion of leg at the knee (hamstrings)
L4, L5, S1 Dorsiflexion of foot (tibialis anterior)
L4, L5, S1 Extension of toes
L5, S1, S2 Plantar flexion of foot
L5, S1, S2 Flexion of toes

The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain (the medulla oblongata specifically). The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system (CNS). The spinal cord begins at the occipital bone and extends down to the space between the first and second lumbar vertebrae; it does not extend the entire length of the vertebral column. It is around 45 cm (18 in) in men and around 43 cm (17 in) long in women. Also, the spinal cord has a varying width, ranging from 1/2 inch thick in the cervical and lumbar regions to 1/4 inch thick in the thoracic area. The enclosing bony vertebral column protects the relatively shorter spinal cord. The spinal cord functions primarily in the transmission of neural signals between the brain and the rest of the body but also contains neural circuits that can independently control numerous reflexes and central pattern generators. The spinal cord has three major functions: as a conduit for motor information, which travels down the spinal cord, as a conduit for sensory information in the reverse direction, and finally as a center for coordinating certain reflexes. (End of Wiki)
Last year while walking down the garden to see the finish of a Dauphine Stage my leg (well it seemed to disappear) let me fall .
By that weekend I was virtually paralysed from the waist down and off to A&E for various tests which showed a Narrowing of the spine (trapping the nerves) and another A&E journey to Kings College Hospital (Neurology) for the spine operation the next morning.
They cut & opened out L1,L2,L3,S1 and after a week or so I was returned to my Area Hospital but not in surgical recovery but an old peoples ward and fed Morphine. I see now that as I kept complaining when they tried to sit me up for breakfast so I got the morphine treatment until I nearly died.
My wife had me transferred home saying she could do a better job.
A Neuro/ Physiotherapist came twice a week and gave me exercises on the bed and then at the side of bed until 9 weeks I was able to use crutches and at 11 weeks she had me walking in the garden.
Then I was handed  over to a weekly physio who took me out and by November I could walk with crutches for 300 meters and back.
That is to the shops and bus stop and next stop maybe ride the bike.
The light at the end of the tunnel was getting very bright but something went wrong in December and I went backwards to hardly moving and back onto the Zimmer Frame.
The family assisted me into their car to spend Christmas with them and in January this year, when my weekly physio returned from her skying holiday. She got the doctor to send me back to A&E and hospital and much against the night nurses wishes I watched the Superbowl till the early hours.
February it was back to Kings College for another spine op and this time they say it was T9/T10 discectomy.
Returned to my Area Hospital (but no spinal nursing) and a week later sent to a Queen Mary's (Sidcup) annex called "Elmstead" for Rehab.
I arrived and moved with my Zimmer Frame to be put into a wheel chair and bed. Those two items were all I was allowed to use and I protested that I could walk with my Frame but they wouldn't allow me to.  So with the wheel chair I would go to the gym and while sitting, my feet were slipped onto a cycle machine to peddle away or they stood me in a wooden frame to allow my legs get used to my body weight.
I didn't see one person walk out of that place except the "hard nut" who found a Frame and taught himself  to tear around the place or to lunch but never to the gym or the physio's. (Buck em he would say) they are useless.
2 months later they had a clear out and sent me home (possible economics ?) and some home help arrived with another set of physio's who expected me to be bed bound.
They got me walking with the frame and then handed me over to my weekly lady who takes me out for little walks again but now she has stopped coming, so I'm making more slow progress onto buses, etc.
The Operation was February and my first return to their clinic was late September and they were surprised about me with crutches and not yet with walking sticks. I complained about still having severe Lumber Pains and they arranged an MRI scan in October which the operator said he only had to do the top half.
The sentence in the letter to my retired Doctor states "He is obviously myelopathic" and we will continue with neuro-rehabilitation.
That's clever she signed off last year after 11 weeks. (but she was very good)

Merry Christmas to all and Be Lucky. (I am)

Biosphere wrote:

Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:02 pm    
Very sad to hear that Mr S.
Hope interacting with your friends on here brings some respite.

It Does, Thanks to all.

I hope you make progress Mr. Shifter, and get some good care and attention.  That's a harrowing tale but you seem to have plenty of fight, so keep on keeping on.  

Best of luck

mr shifter

gerry12ie wrote:
I hope you make progress Mr. Shifter, and get some good care and attention.  That's a harrowing tale but you seem to have plenty of fight, so keep on keeping on.  

Best of luck


Yeh thanks
It's the bike rider in me and like riding into a gale force wind that you keep going.

I was also involved in Track Pile Up's so when I watch TV sport and see the youngsters daring do on boards and things.

Funny now but oh those Spine's will wear some.

I'm very glad to see you're such a fighter and have got the Mrs. right there in the team car with you Very Happy

Enjoy Christmas.
mr shifter

Biosphere wrote:
I'm very glad to see you're such a fighter and have got the Mrs. right there in the team car with you Very Happy

Enjoy Christmas.
I'm off again but this time into Guy's Hospital next Monday 30th December for surgery on 31st to remove a tumor near to a Kidney.
I'm told it is a 6/8 hour job and I won't know much New Years Day.

I was told in June about the "C" and had minor surgery in my Local Hospital in August as she cleaned it up a bit and Referred me to Guys, where I've had many visits.

So Bio, I don't know what round it is but I'm ready to come out fighting again. (If it's possible)

Cheers to all and a Happy New Year. salut  cheers

Be Lucky  Laughing

I suppose many of us have had some serious experience with hospitals.  They go both ways.  You never want to go to one again, and you are delighted they are there when you need them.  I pretend I am never going to go there again, but checkups remind me they are there.  I guess that is it really.  I hope they look after you well, catch all the cancer, and the back lasts longer than anyone thinks it will.  Keep us apprised.  And my very best wishes to you.

Hope you wake up in 2014, with a little more hope.

Hang in there Mr S ... I'm routing for you as I'm sure many on here are too!!

Here's to a better 2014!!

Yup, routing here for you too Mr S - hoping for a better 2014 for you when you come out of surgery in the New Year.

Cheers to you and whatever luck might be coming my way i'd rather have it put your way instead!

Just catching up before heading off again for the New Year. Hope it goes well tomorrow and we see you back here soon in 2014. Good luck.

Best of luck, Mr. S - hope it goes well

Good luck Mr S!

How you doin' Mr S?  Hope the operation went well & you're recovering now.  Had to ask 'cos everytime I go past 'Mister Shifters' in Park Royal you come to mind!

Yeah, sorry, I missed your post on 27 Dec 2013.
Hope all is well and that you have a good 2014 and can make the most of celebrating this New Year's Eve. Forum Index -> The Coffee Lounge
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