Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Camborne Woman Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Back Surgery
6:02am 14th November 2014
A Camborne woman could lose the use of her legs if she does not get spinal surgery.
Katie Inge is fundraising for two operations.
It started when the 26 year old noticed lower back pain, which got worse and ended in a slipped disc compressing her spinal root nerve so badly it is no longer visible on MRI scans.
Now, seven years on, she is trying to raise £10,560 for the private surgery.
Through the NHS Katie would have to wait two years for to complete both procedures and risks losing the use of her legs, but privately she could have it all done in a month - in time for Christmas.
Last year she only left the house eight times, all for hospital appointments.
Katie was training to be a therapist at university, but had to drop out because of her back.
She is hoping that after surgery she can go back and carry on.
She tells us it affects every day life, she said: "The surgery has been given a 50 to 63 per cent success rate, if it means just being able to walk a bit further without a wheelchair, just going out for the day or something, even if it means being laid up afterwards, just one day, a complete day, I haven't had that in so long its difficult to remember what not being in pain feels like.
"You definitely have to find your limits, how much you can do, how far you can walk, when you shouldn't attempt to walk on stairs incase your legs give out, stupid things like that, I can't really leave the house anymore, only on very rare occassions, so its been really difficult to accept the new limitations."
You can donate to Katie's campaign here.
Share This StoryTweet
Charity Launches 'Living Home Standard' - Is Yours Up To Scratch?
A third of people living in the south-west say theirs aren't
UPDATE: Woman Waits To Be Sentenced Over Care Home Murder
96 year old Gladys Rowe died in a fire at a Truro care home
UPDATE: Further Remains Found In Truro Woods After Discovery Of Human Foot
Cornwall News: Police are now searching the stream bed in Nansavallan Woods
Vodafone hit by multimillion pound fine over litany of failures
National News: Vodafone is to be hit with a multimillion pound fine for a litany of failures in its UK business, including the way it handled complaints and its delivery of services to pay-as-you-go customers.
Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015
Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.
Jay Z shows support for Clinton with pre-election concert
Showbiz News: Jay Z will hold a free concert in Cleveland to encourage people to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Most Wanted rapist arrested in Tenerife after six years on the run
World News: A rapist who had been on the run from British police for more than six years has been arrested in the Canary Islands.
Mourinho urged to make football, not war
Sports News: Barcelona great Xavi says Jose Mourinho needs to tone down his confrontational stance if Manchester United are to succeed.
Ranger dines out after finding giant 10kg mushroom in Falkirk
Strange News: A giant puffball mushroom with a 1.5-metre circumference and weight of more than 10kg has been found - and quickly eaten - by a countryside ranger and her colleagues.
VIDEO: Cornwall's Storms Will Become 'More Frequent And More Severe'
Cornwall News: The council is asking for more help with flood defences and to make it easier to call out the military
Terminally Ill Children In Cornwall Get A Christmas Appeal
Cornwall News: Pirate FM has launched a toy appeal for children at Little Harbour near St Austell