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AngieW
04-09-2008, 01:50 PM
We just got back from the orthopedist's office.

Her upper curve is 24 degrees and her lower curve is 16 degrees. The doctor said to expect that her curves may increase up to 5 degrees each over the next 6 months.

All the growth plates in her elbow have completely closed.

My dd is SO excited. She turned 15yo ten days ago.

jillw
04-09-2008, 04:39 PM
That's great news! (time to go shopping.... ;) )

AngieW
04-09-2008, 07:54 PM
My dd has had the shopping trip planned for several weeks. We're going out on Sunday to buy her all new clothes. In the brace, she wore a 16 plus. Out of the brace, she wears a 16 slim and even that is a little bit too big around the waist.

She's already pulled out all the clothes that have holes and she's going to have fun destroying them.

The 16-plus clothes that are still in good shape (most of them have holes though) are going to Goodwill.

Fortunately she does have some clothes that she can wear without the brace - just not many.

spine'[chicka]
04-10-2008, 11:34 AM
That is G R E A T! I'm so happy for her.
I have the same problem, most of my clothes have holes, but the shirt I am wearing right now only has one, and fits me pretty well, so I can still wear it when my brace is gone in 35 days! :) I hope things go well for you all!

MeAndPib
05-24-2008, 06:36 PM
She's so LUCKY!