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About jfkimberly

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Date of Birth
September 26
About jfkimberly
Biography:
Very nearly forty, ex-pat American in the UK, partnered to His Awesomeness, James!
Location:
Salisbury, UK
Interests:
photography, travel, writing
Occupation:
Retired attorney
Scoliosis History

A few fields to allow you to share some of your scoliosis history if you want to.

What type of spinal curvature?:
Congenital Scoliosis
Diagnosis Details:
Severe congenital scoliosis in the cervico-thoracic spine with a long/gradual compensatory lumbar curve.
What curve pattern?:
Primary cervico-thoracic with one or more compensatory curves
Had surgery?:
More than one surgery at different times(tell us more in the next field)
Surgery Details:
Fusion without instrumentation at 11mos. Reoperated for pseudoarthrosis at 17mos. No further spinal surgeries. Lung function compromised, but relatively healthy/fit (even more fit now that I've had my deviated septum repaired!).
Worn a brace?:
No brace
Been cast?:
Serial casting for infantile/juvenile scoliosis, Casting for other reasons
Casting Details:
I had serial plaster casting as an infant and toddler in the early-70s. It didn't hold my curve, so I had fusion before my first birthday, and re-operation before 18mos. of age. More casts post-op 'til the fusion set.

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congenital scoliosis, thoracic fusion without instrumentation in 1974 (age 11mos), re-operated in 1975 (age 17mo.s) ~ lung volume 25-30%

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