Clive Carpenter FRICS

Dear Ray and Jilly,

When I visited your September clinic in Dorking, I came to you with degeneration and more recently a torn rotator cuff in the left shoulder which had caused pain over a two year period and since the tear in May of this year, the pain was continuous.  My quality of life was almost zero, in that every waking moment my mind was occupied by the pain itself.  Sleep came in twenty minute bouts, enabled only by 600 milligram doses of Ibuprofen.  I must have been pretty dreadful to live with.

Since Paul worked on me that day in September, I have been out of pain and movement of the shoulder substantially restored.  I can even sleep on my left side, something I have not done for ages.  Also I have not taken any painkillers, not even an aspirin.

I had surgery planned for the 19 November 2007 at Kind Edward VII Hospital here in London, which I have cancelled.  The risks attendant with non essential surgery are just too great and I was told by the consultant surgeon that there was always a risk that the repaired ligament could either get infected or be torn again.  Added to this is the risk of contracting C Diff and/or MRSA.  I would willingly have taken those risks, even if there has only been a 10% chance of a satisfactory outcome, because of the pain I was experiencing.  I am so grateful to both of you and of course to Paul for what has happened.   Clive Carpenter/ 10.11.2007