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  1. #1
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    scar and sunburn

    Does anyone know if a bad sunburn affects your scar?
    Katie

    My blog: http://scoliosis-braceyourself.blogspot.com/
    My video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NG9hMohsU0

    5 Boston back braces
    Spinal fusion- Nov. 17, 2009, senior year of high school
    52 and 57 degrees pre-surgery, 22 and 20 degrees post-surgery
    Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Shriners Children's Hospital, Chicago
    Back into volleyball and music as a senior in college!

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    I'm not sure if a bad sunburn affects scars but I'd think it must hurt to have a scar burned by the sun or hot water or anything else b/c that tissue is much thinner than normal skin so it would burn quicker. I won't have that problem with my son's scar b/c he hates the sun and heads straight for the shade, lol.

    I had a tiny tattoo removed from the back of my shoulder years ago and I really had to protect it from the sun b/c it burned so easily. For many years I used straight zinc ointment on the little square. It's fine now and I don't bother but it took a good ten years to be able to leave it exposed.
    Son 14 y/o diagnosed January 20th. 2011 with 110* Curve
    Halo Traction & 1st. surgery on March 22nd. 2011
    Spinal Fusion on April 19th. 2011

    Dr. Krajbich @ Shriners Childrens Hospital, Portland Oregon



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    At my six month visit, I asked my surgeon if I could go on holiday and he said, try to keep from burning the scar. I did expose it to the sun for short periods, but didn't get it burnt.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    Loved your blog!

    Katie,
    What a wonderful job you did with your history of scoliosis before and after your surgery! I can tell you are a wonderful person and you are quite an inspiration to all. I enjoyed reading your blog. Good job!
    Karen

    Surgery-Jan. 5, 2011-Dr. Lenke
    Fusion T-4-sacrum-2 cages/5 osteotomies
    70 degree thoracolumbar corrected to 25
    Rib Hump-GONE!
    Age-60 at the time of surgery
    Now 66
    Avid Golfer & Tap Dancer
    Retired Kdgn. Teacher

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    Before and After Picture of back 1/7/11
    tap dancing picture at 10 mos. post op 11/11/11-I'm the one on the right.
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    I was told to protect my daughter's scar from the sun completely for the first year after surgery. Her surgeon told us to keep the scar from getting ugly we should protect it from the sun. We did and her scar is barely noticable.

    Mary Lou
    Mom to Jamie age 21-diagnosed at age 12-spinal fusion 12/7/2004-fused from T3-L2; and Tracy age 19, mild Scoliosis-diagnosed at age 18.

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    I love my scar, and I don't want it to fade! But I also don't want to do any damage to it, either.
    Katie

    My blog: http://scoliosis-braceyourself.blogspot.com/
    My video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NG9hMohsU0

    5 Boston back braces
    Spinal fusion- Nov. 17, 2009, senior year of high school
    52 and 57 degrees pre-surgery, 22 and 20 degrees post-surgery
    Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Shriners Children's Hospital, Chicago
    Back into volleyball and music as a senior in college!

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    My surgeon also said to keep it well sun-screened if I am in the sun.
    __________________________________________
    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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