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Forum: General Discussions 21st November 2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Nicol's surgery 20/11/14

Thank you all again :} He managed to sit up today. Unfortunately we missed the consultant's round so haven't actually had a chance to find out how much correction has been achieved. Nicol thinks he...
Forum: General Discussions 20th November 2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Nicol's surgery 20/11/14

Thanks very much everyone. He was in theatre for 8 hours, but out now and recovering well in Intensive Care Unit. He says he is not as sore as he thought he would be - thank you morphine! I...
Forum: General Discussions 20th November 2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By nicolsparents
Nicol's surgery 20/11/14

So far things looking good. It was such a roller coaster to get here after the heart scare and then the cold but tests today all came back ok so scheduled for 7:30 am tomorrow. Thanks very much for...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 17th November 2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Did Bracing Work for You?

When Nicol was first seen in Aberdeen, the surgeon said that he didn't believe in bracing as "it's like propping up a fence, it will do the job but if you take it away the fence will still fall down"...
Forum: General Discussions 17th November 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: 1 year fuse-a-versary!

Thanks for your positive post, really helps as my son is waiting for his op. Have a lovely wedding in Wales - I think it is a beautiful place, but then I'm half welsh - relatives in Anglesey. XX
Forum: General Discussions 17th November 2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: 1 year post op!

Thanks for your post, it's always so great to hear how well people are doing as my son is waiting for his op this week. Hope everything continues to go well for you. XX
Forum: General Discussions 17th November 2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: INFORMATION

My son's scoliosis progression has been quite gradual, but that is because he has been in a brace for a number of years to slow it down as he also has growth issues. However, I have a friend whose...
Forum: General Discussions 17th November 2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Update

Good luck, hope all goes well and your foot feels better soon. XX
Forum: General Discussions 17th November 2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
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Forum: General Discussions 17th November 2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Disappointed...

Sorry to hear your news. Nicol hasn't even been through his op yet, so feel I can't offer much in way of support, but I do understand what it is like to feel that disappointment. It's not...
Forum: General Discussions 7th November 2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Nicol's latest problem

Thank you. Do you sometimes think that consultants have no common sense? Can't believe that he didn't take you off his list! Thankfully latest results have come back clear but due to loads of...
Forum: General Discussions 24th October 2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Nicol's latest problem

Thanks for replies. Yes, the consultant mention SVT so we are awaiting results of monitor to see if anything shows up. He's had another two episodes tonight plus chest pain. So worried. XX
Forum: General Discussions 23rd October 2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By nicolsparents
Nicol's latest problem

I really, really wish Nicol had got his surgery back in September. He is now being investigated for a heart problem after we had to get an ambulance out early Tuesday morning as he had palpitations...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd October 2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Nerves During Surgery

We were told, that if anything occurred during the monitoring Nicol would be immediately stitched up and put back on the ward for a few days and then they would try again. XX
Forum: General Discussions 21st October 2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Daughter (almost 13 yrs) facing surgery and I am scared!

Hello Anne, my son Nicol is 17 and has been in a brace past few years. We always knew that he would need the op, as the brace was only a temporary measure to slow down his curve progression while he...
Forum: General Discussions 13th October 2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: MRI Date and other update

Good luck on Thursday. XX
Forum: General Discussions 7th October 2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Help! at my wits end and totally depressed

For your next appointment, is there someone who could go into the consultation with you, who you feel would be able to express what you are going through more forcefully than you think you can get...
Forum: General Discussions 7th October 2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By nicolsparents
Forum: General Discussions 7th October 2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Fusion before stopped growing

Our son, Nicol, has had growth problems so one of the main reasons he was braced was to slow down his curve progression until he had almost finished growing, and he is now 17 and awaiting fusion. ...
Forum: General Discussions 1st October 2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Im home since Sunday

So sorry to hear what you are going through. Really don't understand the NHS- feel guilty because, although Nicol's op has been rescheduled for 20th Nov, we still received his OH equipment this...
Forum: General Discussions 30th September 2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: 8 weeks post op today.

Sounds like you are doing so well. Thank you for posting this as it is so encouraging for those still waiting for op. Nicol is being fused from T5 to L4 so if he gets a similar height increase to...
Forum: General Discussions 30th September 2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: few hours to go

Hope you feel better soon. XX
Forum: General Discussions 30th September 2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Nicol's op cancelled

Thank you everyone. Just had letter from surgeon, but it doesn't give the reason for the cancellation, just that there was no MRI cover. We are trying to make it positive - it will give him a...
Forum: General Discussions 19th September 2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Nicol's op cancelled

Thank you, and I am so sorry to hear that your operation has been cancelled too. I hope it happens soon for you. It seems to be that it will be months before Nicol can be rescheduled so he is...
Forum: General Discussions 18th September 2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Good luck Nicol (nicolsparents)

Thank you, that's very encouraging. It was such a shock as originally it was only going to be to t12. XX
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