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Forum: General Discussions 14th February 2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Joy
Re: Pilates after a fusion

Liv - flexibility is a bit of a problem, but nothing that would stop me from taking the course. There are a few exercises that I can't do at all and a few that I need to modify. I think the key would...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 14th February 2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,766
Posted By Joy
Re: anyone in Edmonton, AB, CAN?

I don't know of any physiotherapists to recommend. I only had physio post-op. Dr Hedden has a very good reputation, so if your daughter does need surgery she'll be in very capable hands. I waited 11...
Forum: General Discussions 13th February 2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Joy
Pilates after a fusion

Hi all,

I don't post much anymore, but I thought this might be interesting to some of you.

I had surgery in 2003, and I'm a university student now. I'm taking a recreational Pilates class one day a...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd June 2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Joy
article on scoliosis

This was in my local paper:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Early+diagnosis+scoliosis+prevent+surgery+later/3179693/story.html
Forum: General Discussions 26th April 2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,620
Posted By Joy
Re: My incision actually looks good!!!

Maybe you could have a nice dinner and rent a movie or something at the hot tub party? Then people could take turns going in the hot tub, and you wouldn't be left alone. I did something similiar not...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd April 2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,717
Posted By Joy
Re: Lung deflation?

I had my lung deflated for the anterior part of my surgery. They were removing discs around T2-T5 (not sure exactly which ones), so they needed to deflate it to get to my spine.

It was fine -...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd April 2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Joy
Re: How much warning are you given for you surgery date?

I'm in Canada but I think I got about 4-5 weeks notice if I recall correctly. Certainly it was no less than 4 as I donated 4 units of blood to get back after the surgery.

My date was also moved...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 18th April 2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,766
Posted By Joy
Re: anyone in Edmonton, AB, CAN?

Hi,

I'm in Edmonton. PM me if you want my phone number. I'm moving to Toronto in two weeks, but I'll be back in Edmonton in January.

I had surgery when I was 13 (I'm 21 now) so I'm afraid I won't...
Forum: General Discussions 16th April 2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By Joy
Re: Urgent back twitch help needed

I've had that before - it is sooooooo annoying! I recommend muscle relaxants if pressure/massage/heat don't help - I've used robaxacet a few times and it knocked me out, so that solved the problem,...
Forum: General Discussions 16th April 2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By Joy
Re: Is the spinal cord monitored during surgery?

Please excuse all my typos- my keyboard is broken :(
Forum: General Discussions 16th April 2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By Joy
Re: Is the spinal cord monitored during surgery?

They just glued the electrodes on me after I was asleep. They came about half an hour before I went in and marked where they shoulg go with a Sharpie. Like Toni, I had electrode gel in my hair when I...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 11th April 2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,859
Posted By Joy
Re: Beths journey from Ward 11, a story all children and mums should read

I searched

beth journey ward 11 surgery :

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&q=beth+journey+ward+11+surgery&meta=&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=



and it came up - dunno if that...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 5th April 2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By Joy
Re: Daughters 6month check

Great news!!

My surgeon never measured my curves in front of me, he just told me how they were. I don't think they ever showed me my x-rays come to that, except when I asked or they were explaining...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 5th April 2010, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Joy
Re: going through it again!

My younger sister had a small curve, and she was immediately referred to my surgeon, but hers never need treatment (I had surgery at 13). We both have NF though, so it is not too surprising. She was...
Forum: General Discussions 5th April 2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,285
Posted By Joy
Re: My legs keep shaking?

If you're worried, I would call your doctor to reassure yourself, but I don't think it is really serious. I was pretty shaky after my surgery - it takes a while for your body to recover form the...
Forum: General Discussions 2nd April 2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,495
Posted By Joy
Re: worried mum, a few questions

Just wanted to welcome you to the site. I had surgery when I was 13 (I'm 21 now). I've never regretted having surgery and I have a completely normal life now. My curve was a bit more severe than your...
Forum: General Discussions 2nd April 2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,779
Posted By Joy
Re: Probably a really silly question re:air travel...

Titch - my library book once set off the alarms at a store.
Forum: General Discussions 1st April 2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,779
Posted By Joy
Re: Probably a really silly question re:air travel...

I sometimes set alarms off and sometimes I don't. I suspect it has more to do with the underwires in my bra though, like Lucy mentioned. Usually that is where the hand-rod beeps (don't know what this...
Forum: General Discussions 1st April 2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Joy
Re: Just got home from the hospital AGAIN!!!!!

I'm so sorry!! I hope this is the end of your problems with infections - IV antibiotics should help a lot!
Forum: General Discussions 1st April 2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By Joy
Re: How long is this going to go on for?

I waited for nearly 11 months. I'm in Canada though, so that probably isn't relevant to you. I know it's really frustrating! Have you talked to his secretary about when you can reasonably expect to...
Forum: General Discussions 29th March 2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Joy
Re: new member

:welcome:

I'm afraid I don't have much advice for you as I had surgery years ago when I was a teenager, but there are a few people on here who had surgery as adults -they'll probably be more...
Forum: General Discussions 21st March 2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By Joy
Re: We're new here - need advice please!

I had 4 weeks off, then I went back part time (2-half days a week) then after 6 weeks I started going more, and by 8 weeks I was back full-time. When I went back I was allowed to get up and walk...
Forum: General Discussions 20th March 2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By Joy
Re: Disappointed, confused and upset

How frustrating! I don't get that system at all - surely it's useless to see some other surgeon who is not going to be doing your surgery? Will you get to see Mr. Ahmed again soon? I hope you can...
Forum: General Discussions 20th March 2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By Joy
Re: We're new here - need advice please!

:welcome:

I was fused when I was 13 (so, normal scoliosis surgery, not growth rods). I gained two inches in height from the surgery, and I grew another inch after surgery. I'm 21 now so done...
Forum: General Discussions 20th March 2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By Joy
Re: Naproxen

I also took it for this reason. It was much more effective than ibuprofen for me, though Mark that may not be relevant to you lol! I never had any side effects that I can remember. I stopped taking...
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