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    Hiya, I was 5'4.5 after my first surgery...

    Hiya,

    I was 5'4.5 after my first surgery (can't remember what I was pre-surgery) in 1991.
    Had a row with a friend who said she was 5'2, I said she can't be cos I'm 5'4.5 and we were exactly same...
  2. Thread: SI Joint

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    Hi Heidi, What you are describing is actually...

    Hi Heidi,

    What you are describing is actually called SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction) which some women get whilst pregnant and is an over-loosening of the ligaments during pregnancy. I had this...
  3. No regrets

    Hi there,

    I am currently 15 weeks-ish post my revision or second surgery.
    I am 31 and have 2 kids, I had my 1st surgery at 15 yrs and I never have and never will regret having it even though I...
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    I am so shocked and saddened by this news. I...

    I am so shocked and saddened by this news.

    I did not know Trudy, I had only read her posts, but as with all the 'Scoli' people that are brought together by this forum, she was still a friend.
    ...
  5. Love it and hate it

    I have a love hate relationship with my brace....

    I HATE wearing it, it drives me nuts, the itching and restrictive nature of it, its still awkward to get my normal clothes to fit over etc all the...
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    Yeah I know about Mr H being out of action for a...

    Yeah I know about Mr H being out of action for a while, he had carpel tunnel syndrome, I didn't realise Mr Lehovsky had taken on his surgeries though. I was meant to see him years ago but he refused...
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    Hi from the UK

    I'm from the UK too,

    I mostly post in the revision part of this forum cos thats where I am in regards to my Scoli, and missed this thread.

    I had my op 3 months ago at the RNOH with Mr Harrison,...
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    I'm not a Doctor but....

    Hi Kristi,

    I would strongly advise you to seek out a Scoliosis Specialist ASAP one that specialises in Adult cases/surgery, I'm sure that once Linda Racine sees this post she will be able to...
  9. What types of brace used for thoratic curves in children

    Does anyone know please?

    I have a 9yr old girl with a curve in the high thoratic region and no concrete diagnosis as yet, but I want to know what sort of braces are used for this type of curve.
    ...
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    I've had my Surgery....

    Hi there,

    Not sure anyone will remember me, but I was due a revision surgery on 8th Nov '06, well it got brought forward to the 6th and I am now just over 8 weeks post surgery.

    I had my old...
  11. Also from the UK

    Hi there,

    Which hospital were you under?
    I am also in the UK (and a fair bit older :D ) but if I were you I would get ur Mum to take a few pics of your back now(digital is better cos then u...
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    For Amanda

    Hi Amanda,

    I sent you the link via a Private Message, if you don't know how to access these, I shall tell you :)

    Scroll to the top of the page, hopefully under the main title 'V Bulletin'...
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    I think you should try the QMC in Nottingham as...

    I think you should try the QMC in Nottingham as its not so far to travel, I know of several people who have had excellent treatment there and I will be able get you the name of a good surgeon, but I...
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    I just wanted to add that a few people have said...

    I just wanted to add that a few people have said that sleeping postions could/would affect a spine that is prone or pre-disposed to curving, if this is the case then what is it that makes certain...
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    I have no idea of the reputations of the hospital...

    I have no idea of the reputations of the hospital you mentioned, but my Gp of recent years said that the local hospitals will not touch Scoliosis as it is specialised surgery.
    Maybe I was 'lucky'...
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    I really resent that comment!

    Hey Andy,



    I REALLY resent that comment! I know you have put a 'smiley' with it, but I feel really offended.

    I have had nothing but excellent care in this country for my Scoliosis and cannot...
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    Hi from the UK

    Hi Andy,

    I am from Essex, UK and had surgery at the age of 15 at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London, I'm now 31.
    Whereabouts in the UK are you?
    I have to say that on...
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    For Amanda, and others

    Hi all,

    Amanda - I assume you are under the RNOH in Stanmore? That is where I am, my surgeon is Mr Harrison, he is lovely, got a fab sense of humour, a great bedside manner, and from what I can...
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    Hi Deborah

    Hi there,

    Welcome to the forum :)

    Sorry to hear you are in pain too and you feel things are deteriorating.
    I was wondering as you say you cannot verify things with a doctor whether you are...
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    Very interesting

    I just found this post, it is of great interest to me as I have always had a kind of theory about puberty and AIS.

    I was 15 1/2 years old before I had my first period, but my Scoli was found when...
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    Been throught the lot! LOL

    Hi,

    I had my surgery at 15, I was a normal weight 125lbs and 5'2", I gained 2.5 inches in height and lost a fair bit of weight b/c I had no appetite. I remember the nurses telling me and my...
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    I just wanted to add my 2 pence (cents?) worth in...

    I just wanted to add my 2 pence (cents?) worth in too.

    I too was released from my Hospital here in the UK after about 1 year after my surgery and was told on the last appointment after askng lots...
  23. I had a chest drain when I had my surgery in...

    I had a chest drain when I had my surgery in 1991, I had both surgeries at the same time, rod and thoracoplasty (think it was called costoplasty back then), I did have a little fluid on my lung the...
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    Thanks for your replies. ck43 - I forgot to...

    Thanks for your replies.

    ck43 - I forgot to mention my surgery is in 2 weeks time which is why I went to my Gp about it, I wanted some advice on what to do for relief before I go into hospital...
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    A pain in the neck/shoulder

    Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone out ther gets pain in the base of their neck where it joins your shoulder?

    I have this really BAD pain in my shoulder, between where your bra strap sits and the...
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