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25th November 2005, 11:11 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm new here! My real name is Matina, I'm 24, I have scoliosis which was corrected by Harrington Rods when i was thirteen-ish, my surgery was carried out my Dr Dorgan at Alderhey Hospital Liverpool!

Dont ask me about my curvature or how much was corrected as I dont even remember, I was 13 when i had my surgery, went for check-ups for a couple of years then totally discharged so dont remember! I dont have pain - only sometimes when I'm sitting for too long and things..

I've checked out some member profiles and have noticed that people's surgical scarring and rib humps arent nearly as bad as mine, so i'm starting to think I should see a specialist to see what they can do.. - but i'm so embarrased about it as I dont want them to think i'm a hunchbacked freak :woe:

I'm currently trying to cover my hump with lots of long hair!

oh by the way I also had open heart surgery when I was 5 - it's kinda funny as I have a big scar down my chest and also down my back so it looks like i've been sliced in two almost... hehe oh well gotta laugh :)

I know this post must sound moany but Ii'm a very cheery person really :)

Can anyone suggest what this hump might be??

love M xx

25th November 2005, 11:23 PM
Hello Matina welcome to SSO we are a really friendly bunch of people here. Have you seen your GP and asked him to refer you on to your local orthopedic consultant.

I know where you are coming from when you say you are trying to cover up your curves i have been doing it for the last 20 plus years.

You should be able to get all the answers you are looking for on this site and i hope you stick around and join in

once again :welcome2:

Take care


26th November 2005, 12:08 AM
Hi Mark - I definately will get myself referred - thanks for both of your replies :)

Amazed Jean
26th November 2005, 04:34 AM
MissMystery, Welcome to the site. We are all going to support you in anything you do -we are a wonky bunch so enjoy - oh and by the way, I have a huge hump. It is of course bones (ribs and spine) and accompanying tissue and organs - (lungs in my case). This certainly not by choice so it might be a bit eassier on us hump bearing people that you try NOT to think of your hump making you a hunch back freak. Tread lightly - we have feelings too.

26th November 2005, 03:52 PM
Hi Amazed, thanks for replying!

I'm really sorry i didnt mean to hurt anyone's feelings :cry:

28th November 2005, 05:12 PM
Where abouts in the country do you live Matina ?

8th December 2005, 10:37 PM
Mark I live in Nuneaton - it's near Coventry in the West Midlands