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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #195 on: September 22, 2013, 01:57 PM »
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My uncle had a discetomy like Andy and he was back on his feet in a mere four weeks, my uncle isn't the healthiest guy on the planet, he's on the weighty side of the spectrum. Andy is a the complete opposite, he is heathly etc. so the recovery time could take even less. I think he will be back for the WTF, if not Paris Masters.
Being back on ones feet is one thing.  Playing best of five tennis matches against your fellow top players  is something else.  And it does say in the article that 'When you return home, you can drive a car and do most of the things you did before. Only strenuous activities such as playing sports or shoveling snow are discouraged for several weeks', so as Andy is going to have to take things easy for quite a while, I doubt he would be fit enough to play in the WTF even if all is going well, given that this event is only six weeks away.
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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #196 on: September 22, 2013, 02:49 PM »
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Do hope there will be no need for any snow shovelling for quite some time!!!
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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #197 on: September 22, 2013, 02:59 PM »
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My uncle had a discetomy like Andy and he was back on his feet in a mere four weeks, my uncle isn't the healthiest guy on the planet, he's on the weighty side of the spectrum. Andy is a the complete opposite, he is heathly etc. so the recovery time could take even less. I think he will be back for the WTF, if not Paris Masters.

Being  "back on your feet" and playing in a professional tennis tournament are two entirely different things. I very much doubt we will see Andy playing tennis again this year.
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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #198 on: September 22, 2013, 03:08 PM »
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Do hope there will be no need for any snow shovelling for quite some time!!!
lol Well it is an east coast American website Westie.
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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #199 on: September 22, 2013, 03:56 PM »
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Here's a quick shot of visual Prozac:




Thanks for posting that Nigel. It never fails, does it? Smile.

I don't know if I've ever been depressed in the medical sense, although I know my brother has been anxious about me this year. The troubles with my throat and voice laid me very low physically, but also emotionally, which is fairly unusual for me, but slowly I'm getting back to myself now, which is great. MW has been part of that recovery, so I am grateful. Just wanted to wish you, Aileen and anyone else who has to deal with the realities of depression all the very best and say you are in my thoughts.
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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #200 on: September 22, 2013, 04:01 PM »
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Are we all now certain that this "discetomy"  is the procedure  Andy will have?
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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #201 on: September 22, 2013, 04:09 PM »
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The way I see it is that if Andy is back for the WTF it'll be great, but I am sort of resigned to him being out until January now. If that is necessary then so be it. I'd rather have Andy back on tour when he is fit to compete and do himself justice, and if that means waiting until January it's fine. The last thing I would want is to see him back for the WTF too quickly and see him injure himself again.

I suppose, like any recovery from surgery, there are lots of factors involved. Totally aside from the actual rehab, the recovery from the op could take a little while. Andy being fit helps, clearly, but it's amazing how much anaesthetics and stuff like that take it out of people. Then there is rehab, all of that, and it's dependent on how that goes.

It strikes me that as soon as he feels better Andy will be chomping at the bit to get back to work, but if he is advised to take some time he should do it. Andy is obviously fitter than most people, so his recovery might be that much faster than Mr. Average, but still, if he needs to look after himself for a while but comes back fit, it will be worth it.
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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #202 on: September 22, 2013, 04:12 PM »
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Sure he's "fitter than most" but the job he does is more strenuous then most. Do hope he allows himself enough time to get completely better.
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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #203 on: September 22, 2013, 04:40 PM »
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Are we all now certain that this "discetomy"  is the procedure  Andy will have?

Not 100%, because you can never trust the media, but, from the symptoms, it does seem likely that his problem has been due to a trapped sciatic nerve, and that would almost certainly involve a disc.

Fortunately Andy is going to let us know as soon as possible what the situation is.
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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #204 on: September 23, 2013, 03:44 AM »
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My uncle had a discetomy like Andy and he was back on his feet in a mere four weeks, my uncle isn't the healthiest guy on the planet, he's on the weighty side of the spectrum. Andy is a the complete opposite, he is heathly etc. so the recovery time could take even less. I think he will be back for the WTF, if not Paris Masters.

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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #205 on: September 23, 2013, 09:24 AM »
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Patience is the name of the game Andy,his family and his dogs are in my thoughts today
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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #206 on: September 23, 2013, 06:15 PM »
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This was posted by Scotnadian 30 minutes ago on the thread below -

Re: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BACK SURGERY, ANDY! « Reply #19 on: Today at 05:45 PM »

Nothing confirmed yet, but iloveandymurray says she has a reliable source. Smile


I Love Andy Murray ‏@Iloveandymurray  16m 
@poppyforest @BadToss @withanryn a little bird told me he's ok, op went well Smile

 Love Andy Murray ‏@Iloveandymurray  10m 
@NeadOB @poppyforest @BadToss @withanryn couple of days in hospital and that's all. This little bird is very reliable wink



So he's having to spend two days in hospital.  Actually I'm quite glad since I wasn't too keen on the idea of him being sent home the same day as the op.  Also he'll be in a comfortable private suite which will be less restrictive and much more pleasant than an NHS ward.

I hope said little bird really is reliable and that the op did go well, although to be honest I won't be happy until I hear something from Andy himself or get definite confirmation of the situation.
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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #207 on: September 23, 2013, 07:00 PM »
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I´m on my hols in Northern Spain but heard end of last week by text. At first was really upset - worried for Andy and disappointed that almost certainly won´t see him at WTF.  But having just found an internet cafe in local town (where staying is really remote) feel rather better.  Does sound like a minor op (though according to Kev Mitchell not one which is necessarily going to solve the problem but does he know??). And being realistic it did seem like he was going to have to take more radical action sooner or later as it was clear the back problem was not going away.  I recall Greg R saying he was pretty sure his back was playing up in his defeat by Stan as he could tell from way he was serving (as well as that vest which some on MW were poo pooing I recall!) . So if he was going to have to have an op, what better time than when he was still recovering emotionally from Wimbledon.  And after all the likes of Mac were recommending he takes rest of year off.  So while still being v disappointed not to see him at WTF (for which I have tickets for 4 days), if it means Andy can come back pain-free and stronger, it could turn out to be for the best for the rest of his playing career.  Good to read that sounds as if op went well.

Oh and while I´ve not had time to read whole thread, the person who said this was a mediocre year, Wimbledon notwithstanding, really needs to wash their mouth out.  If Andy had won nothing else, for a Brit to win the big W, is such a massive achievement that in one way nothing else matters this year.  So simply not possible to bracket Wimbledon out as ´notwithstanding´imo.
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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #208 on: September 23, 2013, 09:53 PM »
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No shortage of pontificators around Ruthie, who know absolutely nothing about back problems or surgery to help, and hopefully cure, them.

I did though read on a reliable website an article written by a back specialist about microdiscectomies, and, according to him, there is chance that the problem, if it is indeed a trapped nerve, could re-occur, but I do agree with you that Andy simply had no choice now other than to do something radical.  In fact the news didn't come as a surprise to me, because I knew Andy had had a back specialist on his team since Wimbledon, and he did wince a few times during the DC ties, and he said later that it was this that finally made up his mind for him.  Hopefully he will now be able to play on clay without any more trouble, because I would love to see him win a clay court title, although RG might be a little ambitious so long as Nadal is around.

I know exactly which person that was and agree he should be thoroughly ashamed of himself.  It was a stupid, erroneous and quite unnecessary comment to make.

Hope you're having a great holiday. hug
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Re: Murray undergoes back surgery « Reply #209 on: September 23, 2013, 10:21 PM »
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I have been wondering if  - apart from loving davis Cup and the team fun - one of the reasons Andy was so determined to play all 3 matches was to see how it affected his back, given that he'd been having issues on hard courts as well, with a view to making a final decision regarding surgery. He would have known that if 3 days on clay caused problems  after a month on hard now then it would be the same going from hard to clay next spring causing same problems with clay season. Then he would know he had to act now to prevent jeopordising more of next season.
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