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Forum: General Discussions Yesterday, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
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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, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
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, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
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, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
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, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: MRI Date and other update

Good luck on Thursday. XX
Forum: General Discussions 7th October 2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
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, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By nicolsparents
Forum: General Discussions 7th October 2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
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, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
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, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
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, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: few hours to go

Hope you feel better soon. XX
Forum: General Discussions 30th September 2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
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: 284
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: 145
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: 284
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: 388
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: 155
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: 141
Posted By nicolsparents
Forum: General Discussions 17th September 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
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: 141
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: 182
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: 182
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: 335
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: 210
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Question for Parents

Thank you very much. XX
Forum: General Discussions 9th September 2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
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...
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