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    PLR i don't want to appear negative because i...

    PLR i don't want to appear negative because i think the research you're trying to do for your son is great, but i doubt that you'll get the information you want. spinal fusion surgery in its current...
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    there's nothing i wouldn't at least try having...

    there's nothing i wouldn't at least try having had surgery - life's too short! if you break your back, it gets fixed, so what?

    i was driving at 7 weeks post op and back on a horse 2 weeks later...
  3. Thread: help

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    in the uk, most scoliosis patients are followed...

    in the uk, most scoliosis patients are followed for 2 years after their surgery. you see the surgeon at approximately the following times for appointments: 6 weeks post op, 12 weeks post op, 3...
  4. Thread: help

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    hi rajeshh, i was treated by Mr Tucker for six...

    hi rajeshh,

    i was treated by Mr Tucker for six years from when i was 14 until i was finally discharged when i was 20 nearly 2 years ago (wow that sounds like a long time when put like that!), i'm...
  5. Thread: Bummed

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    nancy i have to say i'm surprised your doctor has...

    nancy i have to say i'm surprised your doctor has floated the idea of "no riding ever". i was diagnosed when i was 14 and the prospect of mentioned back then, but my surgeon is very much a worst...
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    carolad is right, the problem in the UK is...

    carolad is right, the problem in the UK is awareness. a huge number of GPs don't know what scoliosis is or where to refer people, it's such pot luck. and awareness among the general public isn't...
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    i'll sign your daughter's petition. since i was...

    i'll sign your daughter's petition. since i was diagnosed i've wanted to start something and i wrote to the GP who referred me to my surgeon asking for his help. he agreed that something needs to...
  8. yeah it's cause of pain, stiffness, general lack...

    yeah it's cause of pain, stiffness, general lack of mobility (it goes quickly, but you'll probably not feel about pulling yourself around like a ragdoll initially. and you shouldn't do it either!)
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  9. hi jen, i think we've spoken before? what...

    hi jen, i think we've spoken before?

    what happens in hospitals during admission varies between surgeons and hospitals, but i can imagine they'll take x-rays, take a thorough medical history and...
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    i'm really sorry to hear about everything you've...

    i'm really sorry to hear about everything you've been through. i think the first thing (and this is probably the hardest as a parent) is to stop beating yourself up about it. i'm no medical...
  11. Thread: Driving

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    hi robbie. i read in another thread that you...

    hi robbie.

    i read in another thread that you only had surgery a month ago. i was under the standard BLT restrictions until i was 7 weeks post op and the next day i got back in my car and drove. ...
  12. Thread: my tummy

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    i'm not sure how old you guys are because i don't...

    i'm not sure how old you guys are because i don't know what 8th grade means but to be honest, you shouldn't be aiming for a six pack when you're young! nobody should be doing intentional...
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    ben i can appreciate why you're scared: there are...

    ben i can appreciate why you're scared: there are risks associated with surgery which are more "severe" than not being able to wrestle or play football again, but i don't think you should give up. i...
  14. Thread: what do we do?

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    i think this is a biased opinion but probably one...

    i think this is a biased opinion but probably one that a lot of people hold, and that's to say: i think the benefits of surgery on a progressing/unstable curve far outweigh the risks in the majority...
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    that's great she's under mr noordeen, i know at...

    that's great she's under mr noordeen, i know at least one person who's had surgery done by him and by all accounts he's very good :)

    and i'm always pleased to hear of young kids getting into...
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    i don't think i have any useful words to help,...

    i don't think i have any useful words to help, sadly, but i do think it sounds like you're doing an amazing job. the sunflower analogy is inspired, i think that's a brilliant explanation. it always...
  17. i know oswestry has a great reputation in...

    i know oswestry has a great reputation in orthopaedics, you've survived the "postcode lottery" well there!

    thanks for asking how i am: the answer is couldn't be better. i see my surgeon next...
  18. hi! i'm a member of a forum which is more UK...

    hi! i'm a member of a forum which is more UK based (though we have members all over the world) and i know one person who had the surgery you mentioned in the UK.

    in all honesty, it's not...
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    there are so many ideas on this and i think the...

    there are so many ideas on this and i think the main thing is wait until the skin's knitted over properly. after that it's really up to you. i haven't used vitamin E on mine but some friends have...
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    you shouldn't have problems with modern...

    you shouldn't have problems with modern instrumentation. they're meant to be low density so that they aren't picked up with metal detectors. and in any case, a quick flash of your scar should be...
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    i didn't tell my friends when i had a brace and...

    i didn't tell my friends when i had a brace and i've always regretted it. i really needed their support when i was younger and because i didn't give them the chance to help me, i missed out. i...
  22. even though your daughter was diagnosed when she...

    even though your daughter was diagnosed when she was 7, at the age she is now and with curves that size, i would say there is every chance that a brace can do what it is supposed to and that is to...
  23. Thread: Double curve

    by marmyte
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    last july i had a section of my lumbar spine...

    last july i had a section of my lumbar spine fused although i had a thoracic curve too (it was a compensatory one, the lumbar was the structural one).

    the first way to rule out a source of your...
  24. Thread: Steri strips

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    they should come off in the shower. i went to...

    they should come off in the shower. i went to see a nurse at 13 days post op for a wound check and she took alternate ones off at that stage. 3 days later another nurse came to our house and took...
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    i think in a lot of cases it's a mistake to go...

    i think in a lot of cases it's a mistake to go purely on degrees of curvature when making a decision as serious as whether or not to have fusion surgery. a lot of surgeons in the UK would wait until...
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