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Forum: General Discussions Today, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 85
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 Yesterday, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
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 Yesterday, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: few hours to go

Hope you feel better soon. XX
Forum: General Discussions Yesterday, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
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 18th September 2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
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, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
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
Forum: General Discussions 18th September 2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By nicolsparents
Nicol's op cancelled

We are already down in Edinburgh and just got a message left on phone from surgeon (why didn't I hear it ringing - kicking myself) that there is no cover for MRI scanner so I it is cancelled. Nicol...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 17th September 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Brace and school bag

Nicol has had a brace for three years and finds it easier walking to and from school and carrying his schoolbag when he is wearing it. xx
Forum: General Discussions 17th September 2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Jaw pain...

Ouch, not nice. I had a mild case of this a few years ago, and was advised to only take fluids or very soft food and avoid proper chewing for two weeks. Fortunately this worked for me, and it...
Forum: General Discussions 17th September 2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By nicolsparents
Forum: General Discussions 17th September 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Good luck Nicol (nicolsparents)

Thank you so much!!! really kind of you. He had a bit of a knock back today as found out that his lower curve has progressed a lot so he is going to be fused down to L4. We were avidly checking the...
Forum: General Discussions 16th September 2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By nicolsparents
please god, don't let Nicol get a cold!

down in edinburgh the night before his pre-assessment and i have beginnings of a cold, and keith has come back from baku with one. So far Nicol has no signs, do you think he will be ok for op on...
Forum: General Discussions 16th September 2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: For anyone newly diagnosed/in a brace

Thank you, it was so lovely for him as it was his last training session before his op on Friday. XX
Forum: General Discussions 14th September 2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By nicolsparents
For anyone newly diagnosed/in a brace

Just thought I would share that Nicol was awarded his third dan (third black belt level) in shotokan karate yesterday. To think we were so worried when he was diagnosed five years ago, and...
Forum: General Discussions 14th September 2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: How to get through School?

By the time Nicol was really suffering, he was put in a brace, however this was mainly to slow progression while he grew as he has growth problems. However, although the brace has other problems, it...
Forum: General Discussions 14th September 2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Question for Parents

Thank you very much. XX
Forum: General Discussions 9th September 2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Question for Parents

The worst one is is friend of longstanding who is in a huff with me because I had to cancel a night out because Nicol's op is when it would have been happening. Pretty hurt by that tbh. Others...
Forum: General Discussions 8th September 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By nicolsparents
Question for Parents

Nicol is having his op a week on Friday, so I'm sure you will understand how nervous we are, although we do expect a good outcome. However, although the majority of family and friends are being...
Forum: General Discussions 8th September 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Relieved its come to an end :)

Fantastic news, really pleased for you both. XX
Forum: General Discussions 26th August 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Nicol has date for operation

Yes it does! But he really is mentally ready for it, which is great. 😄 thanks. XX
Forum: Non Surgical Room 26th August 2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Bracing young teen, need support...

I hope you have as positive a time as we have. If there is anything else you want to ask us, please feel free to pm. Nicol (and us) was terrified of the operation, in fact I can remember him asking...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd August 2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By nicolsparents
Nicol has date for operation

Can't quite believe it's actually happening four weeks today! He goes in 17th sept for pre-assessment, and then all being well, operation on Friday 19th sept. He's excited but nervous, definitely...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 22nd August 2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Bracing young teen, need support...

My son is 17 and currently in a brace and has been for past 2 1/2 years. First two weeks were the worst, after that he adjusted very well. He's just been given date for operation for next month so...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 15th July 2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: New mum with brace questions

My son is now 17 and has had brace for a few years. We get his vests from Allard UK, a company in Ireland. His experience has been positive and he adjusted well to the brace although he found the...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd March 2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Nicol's operation

Thanks, that's fantastic. Hope your son continues such a great recovery. XX
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