I am Interested to know if anyone who has/had thoracic - in particular T7/8 level conditions
Hi, newbie here. Recently had thoracic disc surgery, as disc at t7/8 was squashing my spinal cord on one side. Disc bulge removed and I have calcification around the spinal cord. I t was done thorough my back, removng some of the 8th rib, which am told is a rare operation. Went very well as far as I am aware on my lay-mens level, that is it was predicted I wouldnt be able to walk and loose bowel and bladder function. And I am grateful just for this.
With help of my physio I am walking 'in a fashion' and although cant feel when to go toilet - I do, just pain signals tell me when to go rather than any 'feelings'. I am still in a lot of pain and have, what I am guessing, are weird neurological type symptoms.
I remain positive and to understand whats going on will help me live with these pains/neurological type symptoms - espeically with inspiration from others. I believe that I am also an inspiration to help others too.
My GP left me undiagnosed for two years and it was only be going to see a fantastic orthopaedic surgeon did I get an urgent MRI scan and the problem was found. I see a lot of lumbar and cervical conditions on this site but not any thoracic. Cheers in advance for anyone who can offer insight and support via these pages.