Steve Rutter, 45, a popular pastoral head of year 11 at Ormesby Comprehensive School – who also plays snooker in the Cleveland Billiards and Snooker league – was struck down with back pain in December.
The dad-of-two, who lives with wife Debbie and their little girl Tia, five, in Ingleby Barwick, admits the pain got so bad, he was left crying in agony.
Yet despite extreme pain which forced him to put his career on hold and stop playing snooker for Guisborough Conservative, Steve was disappointed to be told he faced a wait of nine to 12 weeks for treatment at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
He said: “I was crying all the time, just with the pain. I couldn’t drive with the amount of tablets I was on and I wasn’t eating. I lost nearly two stone in weight.”
Excerpt taken from: http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/2010/05/29/a-teesside-dad-has-praised-a-private-surgeon-who-saved-him-from-excruciating-back-problems-which-left-him-crying-in-pain-84229-26545752/