Surgery day- round 5

Well, today’s the day! I’m all scrubbed, gowned up and ready to go.

Looking forward to not popping and cracking all the time & making the first steps in recovery… AGAIN.

Round 5, but it’s exactly 4 years since my first admission here for the surgery that fixed me and saved my life- until it was broken two years later during intubation in the U.K. … how crazy is that?!

So thankful to Dr Gilete and his team for getting me here so fast and stabilising me so quickly, I gave him quite the scare when I arrived this time- I need to stop making a habit of that! ?

I’m also eternally grateful for all the love and support and donations for you all, we still have a way to go to meet the target & every penny helps, so if you could donate or do your own sponsorship or raffle it would be a massive help!

Surgery is probably going to be long as always, and I’ll be in icu in a coma afterward for a day or so, but my PA is going to post an update  to let you all know how I am.

Thanks again,

Mel x


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PLEASE DONATE NOW to #MelaniesMissionToLive - a charitable trust fund created to fund specialised medical transport and world specialist, life-saving spinal and brain surgery for Mel (a 32yr old Newcastle University biology graduate from Cramlington, Northumberland) before its too late!! Due to Mel's complex underlying conditions (EDS and CCI) her only option for revision surgery to fix her broken fusion is to seek help abroad! WE NEED YOUR HELP

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