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  • About LadySadie
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Interests
    Art, Dance (Swing, Breakdance, Popping, Funk Styles), Photography, Animal Science, Design, Creating.
    Occupation
    Teacher
  • Scoliosis History
    A few fields to allow you to share some of your scoliosis history if you want to.
    What type of spinal curvature?
    Kyphoscoliosis
    Diagnosis Details
    I was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 2 when my parents noticed that when I sat, I slouched to one side.
    What curve pattern?
    Other kyphosis with scoliosis
    Had surgery?
    More than one surgery at different times(tell us more in the next field)
    Surgery Details
    From the age of 5 to 14 years, I underwent eight separate surgeries, including the placement of 3 Harrington rod's. I was a wild child, and the first, second and third rod broke while in me! Yikes! The first broke at age 8 (or so) while I was bumping downstairs on a sleeping bag. What fun! The second broke while playing kickball at a neighbor's and by the third rod breaking, I remember thinking, "oh great, my rod broke again." It was not painful, but when it broke I would immediately lay down no matter where I was in fear of damaging something. I have also had thoracic fusion, posterior and anterior.
    Worn a brace?
    TLSO brace (eg Boston brace)
    Bracing Details
    I wore a brace from the time I was 5 until I was 14. I do not recall the type of brace, but at one point the doctor's thought I was looking down too much while I walked so they made a custom made "chin piece" that came up from the front of my brace, out of my shirt and went under my chin. I was really popular as I'm sure you can imagine.
    Been cast?
    Casting after Harrington rod surgery
    Casting Details
    At some point, I had a cast after one of my surgeries that I wore for 6 months. It was purple and it was fabulous.

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  • Last Activity: 26th August 2008 04:10 AM
  • Join Date: 26th August 2008
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