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G’day everyone,

I’m Gnome! (actual name is Chris) but prefer Gnome as I answer to it more than my name.

I had a fall on the 28th July 2019 when heading to the outside toilet which resulted in me being transported to John Hunter Hospital and having emergency surgery on 29th July 2019 on my L4/5 of which a Discectomy and Laminectomy were performed due to loss of feeling in my left leg and severe numbness and some loss of feeling in my right leg, still very early into recovery (6 weeks yesterday) but able to walk most days without pain and am forever grateful to the neurosurgeon’s, nursing staff and physio’s since.  Still adjusting to feelings coming back, the numbness is going but returns in my feet quickly after walking for around five minutes.

I’m a full time carer for our son who has Landau Kleffner Syndrome and have been his carer now for the past 17 years.  I go hunting with my daughter and friends once or twice a year, would be more if possible.  Retired firearms instructor and range officer but still keep in touch with the sports as often as possible, enjoy a little fishing and always love a swim in the river’s or dams during the warmer months.  I go on regular long bush walks with our dog who also enjoys a good free run.

I hope to contribute to the forums as often as possible and thank you for reading and sharing my experience.