Email from Tony Pearson


From: Tony Pearson 
Sent: 25 May 2012 3:56 PM
To: Martin Knight
Cc: Jenny Jago
Subject: Spine Operation

Hi Martin,

I have been very remiss in not getting back to you sooner but I thought I would give you an update.

I am absolutely delighted with the outcome of my operation. I suffered constant debilitating pain for a long period before the operation. I went into it with some trepidation but I was willing to try anything at this stage. I was very impressed with the knowledge, understanding and advice you gave me during the consultation. It installed confidence in me that something could actually be done without the risk of traditional spinal fusion that had no guaranteed outcome. Although I wasn’t sure what to expect, the operation went very well and I was surprised how quickly I was up and about. As you predicted, I had very good outcome immediately post op and then a slight flare up of back pain. My back has gradually improved over the last 6 months. I am now without constant pain and I am able to lead a normal active life. I have been on safari in Africa, played my first game of golf and am able to lift my granddaughter which is fantastic. A big thank you to you, Jenny and the rest of the team for restoring the quality of my life.

Kind Regards


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