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GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY!

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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #30 on: September 23, 2013, 07:13 PM »
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Thanks Linda.....The nurses will be falling over themselves to cater to his every whim!  Whistle
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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #31 on: September 23, 2013, 07:15 PM »
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don´t say you´re fantasising about becoming a nurse Caz  w00t
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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #32 on: September 23, 2013, 07:16 PM »
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All the best Andy, we'll all be thinking of you and hoping for a speedy recovery! Smile 

Judy's been tweeting about going to see the new Irvine Welsh film tonight, so she's presumably not too worried.  I'd take that as a roundabout way of letting people know everything's fine. Smile

Me too....we used to send positive vibes to Andy when he's playing matches, I think we all tripled the vibes  today in intensity.

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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #33 on: September 23, 2013, 07:20 PM »
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don´t say you´re fantasising about becoming a nurse Caz  w00t
Don't need to Ruthie.....I 'was' one!  w00t
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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #34 on: September 23, 2013, 07:25 PM »
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Glad according to the rumor that you made it through the surgery with flying colors, my thoughts and prayers go out to you for a good and speedy recovery and a life without pain!! wub
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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #35 on: September 23, 2013, 07:34 PM »
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However, and I could be wrong, but my understanding is that if you opt for private treatment then you can choose whichever hospital you want and that your preferred surgeon will come to you, not the other way round like it is on the NHS.
I suppose that might happen some times, but I've never heard of it.  I think it's far more common that you are expected to do the travelling, as least if you want one of the top guys who are in demand.  For the best results, you'd want them to be in familiar surroundings with their usual team, to be looked after by specialist nurses who have seen that operation many times before, and for them to be available for ward rounds the next morning.  Unless you have a very good reason for not travelling, it would seem counter-productive.

I know there are some consultants who work in more than one hospital, often doing a mix of private and NHS work, so in those circumstances you could choose which one of those to go to.   Often the only difference between private and NHS is that you get wheeled off to a private ward within an NHS hospital afterwards.

I used to work in a very large, internationally known, teaching hospital, and patients always travelled to us, and paying customers were treated in the exact same operating theatres with the same staff.  The only difference was they were put on a different floor of the hospital with private rooms and slightly nicer decor and tvs.  One of my colleagues/flatmates had to receive treatment and despite being a 100% NHS patient, was put on the private ward in order to offer her a bit more privacy.
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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #36 on: September 23, 2013, 07:39 PM »
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That is true fandom to start a thread which invites all of us to send such positive vibes from different corners of the world to Andy. Thank you, scotnadian. I am looking forward to some good news from hospital. What do you think: does Andy really visit MW from time to time?
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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #37 on: September 23, 2013, 07:43 PM »
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Aileen, just out of interest, I was reading something a bit earlier about microdiscectomy procedures, which is what Andy is rumoured to have had. It said that patients having a  microdisectomy don't always have a general anaesthetic. I was quite irrationally relieved about that because in my experience of surgeries the GA was always the most vile bit, it used to take me days to get over that, let alone whatever surgery I'd had. Andy is fit, which helps, and GA's have improved somewhat since I last had a surgery, but still. They are not nice.

What I don't recall is the thing I read saying what anaesthetic could have been used instead, but my limited knowledge of medical procedures latched on to an epidural or something like that, which could take a few days to get over in itself, if it is the case. Let's just say that if Andy did have an epidural he won't be going anywhere this evening, which won't do him any harm at all.
I recall too reading somewhere that a GA might not be given.  In fact they're going oy ut of fashion these days because of possible complications like chest infections, and so local anaesthesia is used where possible, either that or an epidural, which quite frankly is known to carry a risk of its own since, unless properly administered in exactly the right place (and I'm told this can be tricky), then the patient could be left with permanent back pain.  I wouldn't be surprised though if Andy had a GA, although probably a light one.  Given how very delicate this surgery is, as is anything involving nerves, particularly the spine, total immobilisation would be essential.

However there is also the fact that any op, no matter how minor, is still a bit of a shock to the system.  A young friend had a non-malignant growth the size of a golf ball removed from the back of his neck.  He was given a local and the procedure lasted about 45 minutes, during which time all he was aware of was a lot of tugging and pulling.  When the surgeon had finished he was given about an hour to 'recover' before being discharged.  He got a taxi home, but I was there when he arrived and he looked like he'd seen a ghost!  He was obviously in a state of mild shock and collapsed into bed for about 24 hours and it was about five days before he finally got back to his normal self.
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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #38 on: September 23, 2013, 07:57 PM »
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I suppose that might happen some times, but I've never heard of it.  I think it's far more common that you are expected to do the travelling, as least if you want one of the top guys who are in demand.  For the best results, you'd want them to be in familiar surroundings with their usual team, to be looked after by specialist nurses who have seen that operation many times before, and for them to be available for ward rounds the next morning.  Unless you have a very good reason for not travelling, it would seem counter-productive.

I know there are some consultants who work in more than one hospital, often doing a mix of private and NHS work, so in those circumstances you could choose which one of those to go to.   Often the only difference between private and NHS is that you get wheeled off to a private ward within an NHS hospital afterwards.

I used to work in a very large, internationally known, teaching hospital, and patients always travelled to us, and paying customers were treated in the exact same operating theatres with the same staff.  The only difference was they were put on a different floor of the hospital with private rooms and slightly nicer decor and tvs.  One of my colleagues/flatmates had to receive treatment and despite being a 100% NHS patient, was put on the private ward in order to offer her a bit more privacy.
All of which makes me think that he had the op done in Bristol at the hospital where he went to see the consultant before he decided to pull out of RG.  I could be wrong, but it's just a feeling I have.  If so, as Bristol is some 120 miles from London then I can't imagine travel would be desirable for a couple of days, even if most of it is on the M4.  Anyway does a couple of days include today, or does it mean tomorrow and Wednesday?  I'm just mentioning this because I think Andy's the type who might have to be tied down to make him rest! 
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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #39 on: September 23, 2013, 08:19 PM »
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Glad according to the rumor that you made it through the surgery with flying colors, my thoughts and prayers go out to you for a good and speedy recovery and a life without pain!! wub

A life without pain is most important; There's a whole life after the professional tennis carreer after all...
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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #40 on: September 23, 2013, 08:37 PM »
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Hope it was a success and that he has a good rest before even thinking about tennis for a good while. Get well soon Andy.
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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #41 on: September 23, 2013, 08:54 PM »
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A life without pain is most important; There's a whole life after the professional tennis carreer after all...
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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #42 on: September 23, 2013, 09:05 PM »
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Sorry to post an unconfirmed account of Andy's surgery, but iloveandymurray is usually on the ball, and I personally feel confident about her report... and because of that, I wanted to share it with everyone.

Hopefully we'll hear from the horse's mouth soon, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was a tweet-pic from Maggie in a couple of days, with them all lolling on the sofa and dad playing his PS. Very Happy

I think Andy had already helped himself out a bit when he finally unloaded the massive weight of winning a slam off his back.
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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #43 on: September 23, 2013, 09:30 PM »
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We used to send positive vibes to Andy when he's playing matches, I think we all tripled the vibes  today in intensity.
I've no doubt that we did flowerpower. Smile


Sorry to post an unconfirmed account of Andy's surgery, but iloveandymurray is usually on the ball, and I personally feel confident about her report... and because of that, I wanted to share it with everyone.

Hopefully we'll hear from the horse's mouth soon, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was a tweet-pic from Maggie in a couple of days, with them all lolling on the sofa and dad playing his PS. Very Happy

I think Andy had already helped himself out a bit when he finally unloaded the massive weight of winning a slam off his back.
No need to feel sorry Linda.  I know nothing about iloveandymurray, but if you trust and feel comfortable about her, then that's good enough for me, and I'm glad you shared it with us.  Far better to hear something like that now than wait for two or three days wondering and worrying before Andy gets round to it.  He needs as much rest as possible for the next couple of days anyway and not concern himself with contacting anyone other than family and close friends.
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Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #44 on: September 23, 2013, 10:03 PM »
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It seems Judy will be a guest on tomorrow's Loose Women, so I'm sure we'll find out more then.  I can't see her saying much, nor there being much to say, but it's not something she'd do if she were worried.  We just have to hope she doesn't get too carried away at the Filth after party! lol  Whistle
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