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    Cool Doctor.. for the like fourth/fifth time

    yah so i like am goin to tha doc in june, &&nd i am in my second brace.. it's a boston &&nd i hate it. so i don't kno wut to expect. my curve went down 1 degree last time i went.. so i'm hopin tht it will b even better. i just wonder how long it'll b b4 i can start weaning from it.. i rly rly want a nighttime brace too!! so i hopee i can get one..
    Last edited by sparklegirl59; 06-01-2009 at 03:18 PM.
    Valerie

    Age: 18
    Hi, my name is Valerie, but you can call me Val or V.
    I wore a Boston Brace from 2007-2010
    My curves were 30 and 31
    I now have only a single curve which stands at 35 degrees.
    I owe all of my blessings to The Lord!
    I am very thankful with where my spine is at right now.
    I want to meet some new people on this forum!
    Don't be shy...
    Feel free to message me if you would like to chat!

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    Sounds positive! Goood luck
    Courtsta!

    Beautiful Inside and Out...
    Even with a curve!

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    Hey! sounds like you're doing well with your brace. I'm also anxious for my next appointment because last time my biggest curve went down 18 degrees (and I had only had the brace for a few weeks!) And I can strap my brace sooo tight, way past the marks my orthotist set as my goal, and i still have over a month left before the appointment! I hope this means my doctors will either reduce my hours or I won't have to wear my brace for two years like they said originally.

    I'm also excited because tonight during my three hour break I'm going to the chorus concert at my school and without my brace I am just so comfortable and confident! But after a while, it feels like my bones are all jumbled up inside me. Anyway, best of luck!

    Steph

    Stephanie. Fifteen.
    Boston Braced Since March 26, 2009.
    2 thoracic curves: 28 and 22 degrees.
    1 lower lumbar curve: 14 degrees.

    One leg is longer than the other; pelvic tilt.
    Curves are reversing in my brace!
    Mother and sister with mild scoliosis,
    and treatment was not required.


    "I am uneven.
    2 Halves.
    1 body.
    A curve.
    So what?
    Mistakes.
    They lie.
    Within.
    My spine.
    I.
    Do not.
    Match up.
    Inside.
    And outside.
    I am uneven."


    written by me. on May 7, 2008.

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    COOL!! Sounds like you are doing well! Best of luck! haha I go see the doc this month too! lol
    Diagnosed in '06'
    Wore TLSO brace for 18 mo.
    Upper curve 40 degrees; lower 35 degrees
    Surgery in March '08' (T6 - T11)
    Rods for 7 vertabraes; 3 fused
    Still have lumbar curve (T12 - L4) of now, 33 degrees
    I have osteoarthritis, 3 bulging discs, stenosis, fast progressing lordosis, vertebrea twisting (vertebreas almost on side) all in lumbar spine. Will most likely have another surgery to extend rods and fusion. :'(

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    ):

    yahh.. the thing is tho it's been a real big pain in the butt, and im only 12, goin on 13 july 11th, so i kno i'm not even close to done growing yet.. hopefully, i am cuz i have been growing rather fast. but i see these 15/16 yr. olds wearin 'em.. i just don't thinkk im anywhere close to done and that upsets me greatly. i want out so bad. at least a nighttime brace.
    Valerie

    Age: 18
    Hi, my name is Valerie, but you can call me Val or V.
    I wore a Boston Brace from 2007-2010
    My curves were 30 and 31
    I now have only a single curve which stands at 35 degrees.
    I owe all of my blessings to The Lord!
    I am very thankful with where my spine is at right now.
    I want to meet some new people on this forum!
    Don't be shy...
    Feel free to message me if you would like to chat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparklegirl59 View Post
    yahh.. the thing is tho it's been a real big pain in the butt, and im only 12, goin on 13 july 11th, so i kno i'm not even close to done growing yet.. hopefully, i am cuz i have been growing rather fast

    I've always been told that most girls are done growing within two years after starting their period. This isn't always true, but it is a guide as to when you might be done growing.

    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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    Thannxx

    Thannxx Mary Lou(:
    Valerie

    Age: 18
    Hi, my name is Valerie, but you can call me Val or V.
    I wore a Boston Brace from 2007-2010
    My curves were 30 and 31
    I now have only a single curve which stands at 35 degrees.
    I owe all of my blessings to The Lord!
    I am very thankful with where my spine is at right now.
    I want to meet some new people on this forum!
    Don't be shy...
    Feel free to message me if you would like to chat!

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