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Forum: General Discussions 20th August 2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By madmclw
Re: Sleeping

That is how I always slept after my surgery! Even in the hospital I would lay on my side, the nurses would turn me periodically and prop me up with pillows to support my back as you describe. I even...
Forum: General Discussions 17th August 2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,677
Posted By madmclw
Re: Scoliosis in the news - Richard III?

Haha, good to know! ;) You should write in and inform them of that fact. It's probably about as useful a comparison as whatever they were trying to do with that poor guy!

I have very little clue...
Forum: General Discussions 17th August 2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,677
Posted By madmclw
Re: Scoliosis in the news - Richard III?

Is anyone else watching this??

I'm finding the whole testing the capabilities of the 'body double' thing very random...
Forum: General Discussions 30th July 2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By madmclw
Re: post op-can anyone HELP me??

Hi James :welcome2:

Sorry to hear how you feel these problems are affecting you - but PLEASE try not to worry!! 9 days is still so early on in the recovery period and you're bound to feel like some...
Forum: General Discussions 26th July 2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By madmclw
Re: Not One Answer?

Barbara,

I understand your upset and frustration, and I know that some of the advice offered above may not have been exactly what you wanted or needed to hear at this time, but please can we...
Forum: General Discussions 25th July 2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By madmclw
Re: Not One Answer?

Hi Barbara,

I am one of the moderators on this forum and let me first apologise for the lack of response on your thread. I understand that it must be incredibly frustrating for you not getting the...
Forum: General Discussions 2nd June 2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,213
Posted By madmclw
Re: More surgery Thursday!

Oh my! Sorry you have to have more surgery Jay, but glad to hear nothing is wrong and I guess it makes sense to get it all out of the way in one go! Hope they find a bed for you and :fingersx: it all...
Forum: General Discussions 27th May 2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By madmclw
Re: Daughters surgery approaching & have a question.

I don't recall what the process was for pain relief once I came home - I assume the hospital issues the prescription - but I do remember that even once I was home I was still getting my...
Forum: General Discussions 27th May 2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By madmclw
Re: Daughters surgery approaching & have a question.

Hi there :welcome2:

I had my surgery at the Stanmore when I was 14 too (though that was 6.5 years ago now!!)

Thought I would weigh in, because just like your daughter I too couldn't swallow...
Forum: General Discussions 6th May 2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By madmclw
Re: Foot appt next Tuesday

:fingersx: for you Kara
Forum: General Discussions 19th April 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By madmclw
Re: Scoliosis Artwork

That's amazing! :D Thanks for sharing Andy :)
Forum: General Discussions 14th April 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By madmclw
Re: feeling overwhelmed

:welcome2:

I'm really sorry to hear people are being that way - unfortunately it can be all too common with illnesses and conditions that aren't so visible to other people :( I would like to echo...
Forum: General Discussions 18th March 2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By madmclw
Re: Week 4 update

Don't make yourself feel guilty about any of this!!! As you said, no-one wants to see their child in pain but surgery is such a massive, massive decision and I doubt anyone wants to see their child...
Forum: General Discussions 17th March 2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By madmclw
Re: 14 year old with 37 degree lumbar curve.

The threshold for surgery is typically 40degrees+ so although 37 might not sound big it isn't actually far off being of surgical size (technically speaking) and if you're right in thinking it has...
Forum: General Discussions 16th March 2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By madmclw
Re: Options for high curves/cervical scoliosis?

So I went to do a mirror inspection of my clavicle after reading this because I am all too aware that I have a ridiculously prominent clavicle, but couldn't honestly recall if it was even on both...
Forum: General Discussions 4th March 2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By madmclw
Re: Alder Hey today

Sounds like a good appointment but yes, rather a long wait :( Sounds like with the Saturday surgeries he's keen to get the list moving though! Did he ask/mention about cancellations? We were asked if...
Forum: General Discussions 12th February 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By madmclw
Re: X-Rays - Before and after

THAT IS INCREDIBLE!!! Bet you are WELL pleased with that! :D :D :party: :woohoo:

:fingersx: for a smooth and speedy recovery! :D
Forum: General Discussions 10th February 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By madmclw
Re: In a bit of a flap !

The same thing happened to me and I/my parents were concerned too. They pulled me out of school a week earlier than planned so I could rest up and avoid any more contact with lots of other people. I...
Forum: General Discussions 9th February 2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By madmclw
Re: 1st visit to consultant ....help!

Hi Sarah :welcome2:

A good idea might be to get a notebook to write down all your questions as and when you think of them so you don't forget any between now and the appointment or forget them all...
Forum: General Discussions 30th January 2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By madmclw
Re: *newbie*

:niceone: Dream team!! :cleader:
Forum: General Discussions 30th January 2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By madmclw
Re: Just been diagnosed properly and feeling rough (my story)

Hiya Lucy :welcome2:

First of all, no-one is going to hate you for feeling this way, least of all anyone here. It isn't a game of 'who has it worse than who' and this here is a place where you can...
Forum: General Discussions 29th January 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By madmclw
Re: *newbie*

Hi Lana! :welcome2:

I'm Maddy and I had surgery for a 90 degree curve when I was 14 (I'm 20 now!!) 6 years down the line and I have basically no problems at all :) Gilly's suggestion to have a nosey...
Forum: General Discussions 15th January 2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By madmclw
Re: My appt update

Yay! Very pleased for you! :)
Forum: General Discussions 11th January 2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By madmclw
Re: Can I be helped?

Ah, that sounds like a very positive appointment for the most part! Factor into account though that your GP is only likely to see people post-op who have had complications - someone who has had a...
Forum: General Discussions 7th January 2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By madmclw
Re: Can I be helped?

Hi Myles :welcome2:

I'm Maddy, I'm 20 years now and had surgery on my spine aged 14 for a pretty serious curve. Although it is hard to tell without actually being able to see your spine, it sounds...
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