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Camborne Woman Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Back Surgery

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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.

6:02am 14th November 2014

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