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Lumbar puncture, road trip to Virginia and tornadoes!

Apologies to you all for not posting an update this last month. It has been a pretty hectic time for me and I have been unwell for several weeks. I am finally feeling a little more myself again and have some news to catch you up on!

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My Second Critical Lifesaving EDS Neurosurgery: Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome 17th February 2016

QUICK UPDATE: Discharged from hosptial

My Second Lifesaving Neurosurgery on Wednesday 17th February went well, even though there were some unexpected additional surgical procedures that were required during the operation to help improve and preserve my quality of life. Unfortunately, I have lost a significant amount of sensory function in my lumbar spine and lower limbs and control of my bladder/bowels. However scary this is for me at the moment, we are hoping these sensory function nerves have not been permanently damaged already (pre-surgery), and that instead it will heal with time – but this is very uncertain. Continue reading “QUICK UPDATE: Discharged from hosptial”

Southampton MedSoc Raises £300 for #CareForLaura Appeal!

My twin sister (Rochelle) is currently attending the University of Southampton studying her first year of Medicine. The university MedSoc (Medicine Society) have been so supportive thus far for my #CareForLaura Appeal. They held an “Open Mic Night” on 9th February Continue reading “Southampton MedSoc Raises £300 for #CareForLaura Appeal!”

A Big Thank You To PESGB Publishing & Spreading Awareness Of My Appeal

Source: Appeal for critical lifesaving neurosurgery for 23 year old PESGB Member Laura Sylvester

I would like to thank PESGB (Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain) for publishing and spreading awareness of my unexpected Second Critical Lifesaving Neurosurgery Fundraising Appeal and my rare genetic disease, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Continue reading “A Big Thank You To PESGB Publishing & Spreading Awareness Of My Appeal”

Everyone, tune in to listen to 96.4 Eagle Radio from 6am (GMT) tomorrow (Monday 8th Feb) for ALL DAY coverage of my “Second Critical Lifesaving Neurosurgery” fundraising appeal interviews! So thankful to Eagle Radio helping spread awareness of my rare genetic disease Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and my fundraising efforts! 

Link: http://www.964eagle.co.uk/resources/radioplayer/3/

Made Front Page of the Farnham Herald!

Please consider donating on my YouCaring site: https://www.youcaring.com/laura-sylvester-483048

Please Like/Share Here: https://www.facebook.com/careforlaura/

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SECOND CRITICAL LIFESAVING NEUROSURGERY FUNDRAISING APPEAL

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Since announcing the success of my complex lifesaving craniocervical fusion neurosurgery on the 13th January in Washington D.C., I have been undergoing further clinical tests, X-rays and MRIs of my lumbar spine. The reason for this is that I have been experiencing differently-sourced neurological symptoms that are not linked with my first surgery or neck injuries.
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My Hero: The neurosurgeon who saved my life

It’s about time for you all to recognise and honour the most remarkable talented man, who I can call “my hero”:  Dr. Fraser Henderson. If it wasn’t for Dr. Henderson’s extraordinary and exceptional neurosurgery skills, I would have not made it alive through the neurosurgery Continue reading “My Hero: The neurosurgeon who saved my life”

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