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Date of Birth
August 28, 1981 (33)
About GloomCookie
Biography:
Pink haired biscuit from South London
Location:
London
Interests:
Anthropology! Monkeys, evolution, general geekery, boardgames, London life, vegan cooking, sports...
Occupation:
Anthropology Postgrad
Scoliosis History

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

What type of spinal curvature?:
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Diagnosis Details:
Diagnosed aged 20 with a 35/35 S curve and told it was stable, would never progress. At 25 the rotation was causing me severe chest pain so I went back - lumbar curve had progressed to nearly 60 degrees with severe rotation.
What curve pattern?:
Primary lumbar with one or more compensatory curves
Curve Pattern Details:
Lumbar curve of nearly 60 degrees reduced to less than 10 with surgery, compensatory curve of 35 reduced to 16.
Had surgery?:
Anterior surgery
Surgery Details:
Surgery at RNOH Stanmore (Mr Harrison) on 14/02/08 aged 26. Fused T10 to L4. Costoplasty 10/02/10 (Mr Black) Oxford Radcliffe. Couple of facet joint jabs and a spinal related arthroscopy, possible future surgery for my compensatory curve.
Worn a brace?:
Post-op TLSO
Bracing Details:
Post op brace worn for three months following surgery.

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