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Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 28th January 2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By whitbrit
Re: New to forum,daughter getting surgery

I'm not saying your opinion is wrong. I understand your point of view and I understand everything involved. I'm just trying to give my opinion from the other side. Both of our opinions are valid...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 27th January 2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By whitbrit
Re: New to forum,daughter getting surgery

You keep saying its not the same and I know this I never said it was. I know it can be serious but if you can continue to monitor you can watch it progress and know when and if her lungs are...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 27th January 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By whitbrit
Re: New to forum,daughter getting surgery

I agree that he has already said that but just because one doctor says that doesn't mean it has to be done now. I once had a doctor who said if I got to 30 degrees I had to have surgery. He left and...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 27th January 2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By whitbrit
Re: New to forum,daughter getting surgery

I am aware but she is being followed by a doctor and her curve is being tracked. They know how fast it is progressing and as long as they monitor her closely they can delay surgery if they choose...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 27th January 2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By whitbrit
Re: New to forum,daughter getting surgery

I did not say it would hinder her growth I just said she has lots of growing left to do. I know how growth rods work. From my perspective I wouldn't put a six year old through surgery if she's...
Forum: General Discussions 27th January 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By whitbrit
Re: All new to us

Exercise is good and keeping the spine string will help. She can do pretty much anything she wants and feels ok doing although low-impact is better. It is best to avoid high impact sports such as...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 27th January 2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Newly diagnosed son. Questions on bracing

I don't know a lot about kyphosis or Milwaukee braces or the kyphosis brace but I can tell you the braces are not meant to correct a curve but to stop it from progressing. I can also tell you that...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 27th January 2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By whitbrit
Re: New to forum,daughter getting surgery

I understand your worry. If she isn't having any pain or problems then you don't have to go through with the surgery. You can always put it off for awhile. Since she is only 6 and already at 60...
Forum: General Discussions 27th February 2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Surgery in 12 hours!!!

I just had surgery January 30. I spent 8 days and went home on the morning of the 9th day in hospital. My stay in hospital was not so good either. They also wanted to discharge me before I was...
Forum: General Discussions 11th January 2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Surgery Postponed, a Rant

I know how you feel. I just had my pre op yesterday and was ready for surgery next week. Today they tell my doctor suddenly has to go away and my surgery is now the 31. More waiting for me and my...
Forum: General Discussions 11th January 2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By whitbrit
Re: New Here - Just diagnosed 13 Year Old - Help!

I also have an s-curve and am currently awaiting surgery on the 31. I was diagnosed at 8 and I got a brace at 12 when my curves were about 25 I think. I was a late bloomer so my bones were actually...
Forum: General Discussions 2nd January 2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By whitbrit
Re: new to the site, looking for some support.

Hi Jessica, I'm sorry to hear you are in so much pain and everything else you are going through. I'm 23 and if you ever need a friend or someone to talk to you can message me. I also have an...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 8th December 2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Anterior Approach Surgery

All surgeons are different and they have their own ways of approaching things. I've had a few different doctors over the years and I've heard many different things. I've been told my thoracic is...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 8th December 2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Anterior Approach Surgery

My surgeon is not new to this. He has done many surgeries. He has done the same surgery he is doing on me many times too. I'm not having a costoplasty just an anterior fusion. From the anterior...
Forum: General Discussions 6th December 2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By whitbrit
Re: a few questions

I'm not a doctor so I can't say anything for sure but I think you could be. My doctor said you could argue that my curve is thoraco-lumbar since it the apex is at L1 and I'm having anterior surgery...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 6th December 2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Anterior Approach Surgery

thats what my doctor said. I'm just repeating his words.
Forum: General Discussions 6th December 2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Anterior surgery-sorry, i posted in the non surgical room by mistake!

Hey you commented on my thread earlier. I'm having anterior surgery too but on my lumbar spine. For me it will preserve the more vertebrae and require much less fusion. I also have a thoracic...
Forum: General Discussions 6th December 2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By whitbrit
Re: a few questions

With regards to posterior or anterior approach it depend on you curve. They choose the best approach for you. With anterior approach they can get a better correction if you have a lot of rotation...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 6th December 2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Anterior Approach Surgery

Thats what my doctor said. My side will hurt but my back won't. He also said physio is easier sice they won't be moving my back muscles off my spine. He thinks he can get better correction from...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 30th November 2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Anterior Approach Surgery

I'vve never been able to gain weight. I've been the same weight since like 8th grade. I just don't gain weight. I also can't eat a lot once. I will literally through up if I eat too much. I...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 28th November 2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Anterior Approach Surgery

I don't really have any specific questions right now I was just kind of wondering what to expect. Did you do anything to prepare for surgery like excericise or anything? I've never been athletic so...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 28th November 2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,449
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Women: What age did you stop growing taller and stop progressing?

Yes metric is easier. I'm Canadian so we use metric here but most people still measure height in feet and weight in lbs so I use that when I remember the right punctuation lol
Forum: General Discussions 28th November 2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Newly Diagnosed at 32! I have questions ...

1. I get a muscley kind of ache in my lower back if I stand or walk for awhile or if I'm sitting in an uncomfortable chair. It's hard to find a chair that is comfortable for a long time when you...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 27th November 2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Anterior Approach Surgery

I'm only have the anterior approach not a combined approach. Thanks I'll have a look at that thread.
Forum: General Discussions 27th November 2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By whitbrit
Re: Clothing issues with scoliosis

I have one bigger than the other too. One cup always fits ok and the other is like half empty. Guess thats one of the perks of scoliosis lol
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