Earlier this year I posted asking advice about NHS treatment for compartment syndrome, and while I didn't get many answers I thought I'd pop on here and let you all know whats happened to me!
So my original consultant wanted to have me get a pressure test, but there was nowhere who could do it for me. So he referred me to a colleague with "considerable experience" of the condition.
turns out hes a former army surgeon and has seen it time and time again in soldiers. He did some motion tests on me to make sure there wasn't another underlying cause and, satisfied there wasn't, put me on the waiting list for surgery on both legs, anterior and posterior. Despite there being no pressure test!
I was stunned that I didnt have to fight for it, given the things I've read on here and other websites. I'm expecting to get the op done in November unless there's a cancellation in the mean time (very much doubt that!!) and I'm hoping to be running again by february time - really excited and feeling positive!
Right, that sounds super positive! Is ostwestry near to you? I live on the Isle of Wight, and apparently there's nowhere near me that does the test, though my consultant apparently has "considerable experience" of the condition and is regarded a specialist! I'm hoping he will proceed with surgery without the test. One look at my calves and shins in action and it should be blindingly obvious lol!
I'm allergic to chlorine which is a bit of a problem lol. Then again I'm so desperate to do some form of exercise I might try again. Thanks for the tip Regards the pull buoy, the last consultant I saw said I should be use my lower body so that will help!