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Forum: General Discussions 16th January 2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By Marie4james
Re: 1 year post op!!

Great correction and you look gorgeous in your dress xx
Forum: General Discussions 14th January 2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,962
Posted By Marie4james
Re: Feel down that there is nothing that can be done about rib hump :-(

I second the recommendation to see Mr tucker. Nobody would touch my spine because of my medical condition. After seeing Mr Tucker, he gave me a solid plan and hope. He performed my surgery which was...
Forum: General Discussions 14th January 2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By Marie4james
Re: Before and After Pictures of Emily

I wholeheartedly agree with the replies. She is at a frustrating part of her recovery where the big improvements have plateaued and her stamina is the main factor inhibiting return to normal life. ...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 13th January 2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Marie4james
Re: Second surgery for junctional Kyphosis

Hi Kay, thanks for the well wishes... There are a few factors at play I believe, firstly I have a condition called osteogenesis imperfect a which causes brittle bones and hyper mobility which...
Forum: General Discussions 13th January 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Marie4james
Re: muscle spasms

That's interesting to know... I really hold back on taking the diazepam because of tolerance. Good to know of an alternative.
Forum: General Discussions 13th January 2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Marie4james
Re: muscle spasms

Maybe some gentle stretching guided by an experienced Physio, some swimming or a hot bath/ hot water bottle.

Spasms post op Were a problem for me. Diazepam is a medication that can help but not...
Forum: General Discussions 13th January 2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Marie4james
Chronic rib pain post op.

Hello me again.

Does anyone experience chronic pain from their ribs where is was taken for use as a bone graft after an anterior surgery.? I am 3 years post op and this is still bothering me, yet...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 13th January 2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Marie4james
Re: Second surgery for junctional Kyphosis

The idea is to correct and fuse... They mentioned a two staged procedure with the possibility of traction to pull the curve as mine is cervical kyphosis tipping over the top of my rods at T1. I...
Forum: General Discussions 13th January 2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Marie4james
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 12th January 2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Marie4james
Re: Second surgery for junctional Kyphosis

That makes sense that they could fix to the existing rod. I did think it would be unnecessarily invasive to replace the rod as my existing fusion is a success.

Thank you for your reply. - oh and...
Forum: General Discussions 12th January 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Marie4james
Anyone in ward 4 RNOH next week?

Anyone having surgery next week at Stanmore?? See you on 20th (if it's not cancelled again) - fingers crossed!!
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 12th January 2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By Marie4james
Re: new back :D

You have a fab correction there. Feeling is amazing isn't it?! I grew nearly 3" I felt so tall! Re the cervical bone, it maybe the top of he rods just under the skin. I can feel mine. Worth asking...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 12th January 2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By Marie4james
Re: Neck & arm pain with kyphoscoliosis

Sounds very familiar. I was fused to T1 and now have kyphosis in my neck. I am having my fusion extended next week. The pain in the neck is intense and sets off head aches from the top and don the...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 12th January 2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Marie4james
Second surgery for junctional Kyphosis

Hi everyone.

I was fused T1-L2 three years ago and have developed cervical kyphosis at the top of
My fusion. I am due to have my fusion extended to about c5 next week by Mr Tucker. I was wondering...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 21st August 2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Marie4james
Re: Junctional Kyphosis and traction

My goodness. You have been through so much. I hope that your treatment is going well and your recovery swift. It sounds to me that you are a very strong person.

I hope to get onto the rehab course...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 20th August 2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Marie4james
Re: Junctional Kyphosis and traction

I just noticed in your signature that you were diagnosed with EDS - clinically quite similar to Oi. Have you ever been on the pain management programme at Stanmore? Seems alot of people with eds go...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 20th August 2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Marie4james
Re: Junctional Kyphosis and traction

Hi Toni.

Thanks so much for posting your experiences about your surgeries. Funny how you said your minimally invasive one didn't count! - I think that's a reflection of the type of surgeries we...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 20th August 2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Marie4james
Junctional Kyphosis and traction

Hi everyone. I had a fusion T1-L3 nearly 3 years ago for a 90degree kyphosis curve. I have osteogenesis imperfecta (genetic brittle bones). My operation wasn't without complications as I was one of...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd January 2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By Marie4james
Re: What should we do?

Hi there, maybe another guide as to whether she is ready is how much pain medication she is needing at this point. If she's still needing alot to get through the day then perhaps she's not quite...
Forum: General Discussions 3rd January 2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Marie4james
Re: weird dreams

Just remember your dreams are your minds way of working through all of those worries you have, but it doesn't make it any better when you have them.

Before I went into hospital I had repeated...
Forum: General Discussions 1st January 2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Marie4james
Re: Help!

Thank you for taking time to explain this to me. The hospital prepare you in as much as the list of do's and don'ts but this forum has provided me with so many answers to all of those niggles that...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 1st January 2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By Marie4james
Re: Post Back Surgery

Hi Nessa, happy new year!

I'm at about the same post op stage as you I think- my second stage was done on 7 december.

I'm so glad to see that you had such a great result from your surgery....
Forum: General Discussions 31st December 2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Marie4james
Re: Help!

Hi everyone. Thank you so much for all of your help with advice on the nerve pain. I am relieved to say this has has settled dramatically since my original post.

Sorry to seem as if I'm just...
Forum: General Discussions 18th December 2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Marie4james
Help!

Hi all, last tue i had the second stage of the two stage surgeries for a t3-l3 fusion which all wen well.

The thing is since I've been home I have been getting the most awful sharp sciatic nerve...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 28th November 2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,340
Posted By Marie4james
Re: Operation Phobia!

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions. I feel so much more prepared for things now which is lucky as I go in tomorrow!

I wonder if mr tucker knows he has am official sso fan club...
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