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Forum: General Discussions 19th September 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Appointment while at uni...

You're right Jay, it used to take about 12 hours of travelling! Luckily I didn't need more than a couple of outpatient apps during termtime during my MSc year. I'd leave Wales on the 5.20am train and...
Forum: General Discussions 19th September 2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Pen-grip / handwriting problems for those of us with joint hypermobility

Oh Rachie, if this is going to help Maddy at all then I will be so, so relieved for her!!

I can manage with "ordinary" rollerball or fountain pens so long as I stick to printing. I cannot do...
Forum: General Discussions 17th September 2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Appointment while at uni...

I saw the same surgeon in London from the age of 6 months until he retired when I was 25. I had fusion surgery and a costoplasty in my first year when I was at uni in Wales and was on the waiting...
Forum: General Discussions 17th September 2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Pen-grip / handwriting problems for those of us with joint hypermobility

Another pic....again, the "Rhodia" lettering should be pointing down across the page.
Forum: General Discussions 17th September 2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By tonibunny
Pen-grip / handwriting problems for those of us with joint hypermobility

Hi everyone,

Since quite a few people here have Connective Tissue Disorders which cause join hypermobility, I was wondering if anyone else here has ever noticed that hypermobility in their hands has...
Forum: General Discussions 10th September 2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Relieved its come to an end :)

What a relief Sarah! Such great news about your daughter :party: :D

It is quite sad when we get discharged from surgeons we have seen for a long time, who have become a regular part of our lives! I...
Forum: General Discussions 10th September 2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Cervical Curve

I'm really sorry to hear this Burdle :( you may hear of people having a 1-2 level fusion due to disc issues in the neck, but it is rare to have a cervical fusion for scoliosis - surgeons try to avoid...
Forum: General Discussions 5th September 2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Artifical disc BELOW Scoliosis fusion

Sorry Ed, I'm not very with-it at the moment! Also I can't get my iPad to display your link (this will be a prob with my iPad rather than your link as I haven't updated it properly for a very long...
Forum: General Discussions 4th September 2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By tonibunny
Re: compensatory curves

If it's possibly linked to spasms then a drug like baclofen or diazepam may help. Do ask your GP about this, or even your surgeon if possible.
Forum: General Discussions 4th September 2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Artifical disc BELOW Scoliosis fusion

I suspect that the "artificial disc" that Mrs Krier had put in was likely to have been a PEEK spacer, which is like a plastic disc put in to help restore height to the disc space where your own disc...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 31st August 2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Brace and school bag

Yes. I wore a brace from the age of two until I was eleven (the final year was a post-op brace) and I carried school bags and my PE kit and did everything every other child at school did.

Wearing a...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 31st August 2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Go ape

If your surgeon says you can, then it's most certainly safe! :)

Have a look at the "Things you CAN do with a fused spine" thread at the top of the General Forum, which was created to show off all...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 31st August 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Brace and school bag

Please don't worry. She should be absolutely fine to carry her bag just like any other child can :)
Forum: General Discussions 28th August 2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Cycling

Hi Sworm,

Cycling is generally a really good exercise for someone with scoliosis :) the aches in your legs are most likely just caused by you using muscle groups which you don't tend to use so much...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd August 2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By tonibunny
Re: compensatory curves

Any parts of unfused curves are susceptible to disc narrowing and nearly everyone here will have this to some extent. This is because of the extra unbalanced loads on the discs. People with...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd August 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By tonibunny
Re: compensatory curves

I'm really sorry to hear it - this can sometimes happen I'm afraid :( A lot of surgeons would rather be conservative in their approach and leave a curve unfused if they believe that it will stabilise...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd August 2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,783
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Scoliosis in the news - Richard III?

I would still like to find the history teacher who asked me in front of the entire class when I was 13 if I was related to Richard III. And then punch him in the throat*

We had to write a bit if...
Forum: General Discussions 2nd August 2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Broken foot sucks

There is still only a 2 in 10 chance your foot won't heal Kara, please do try not to fret :squeeze:
Forum: Non Surgical Room 1st August 2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By tonibunny
Re: has anyone tried theraflex or a spinecore brace?

I've not got any personal experience with either, but the Spinecor Brace seems to have helped a handful of US-based adults with scoliosis to manage their pain (rather than to actually give permanent...
Forum: General Discussions 1st August 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By tonibunny
Re: I am elderly having surgery, please help

Hi Jayjay, welcome to SSO :welcome2:

As Ed says, whereabouts are you based? There are a lot more senior scoliosis patients who post at the National Scoliosis Foundation of America's forum. SSO is...
Forum: General Discussions 1st August 2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By tonibunny
Re: 11 months on!

Thank you so much for coming back and letting us know how you're doing, IDS! :) it is very encouraging to hear from people like yourself. I keep in touch with a lot of post-oppers via Facebook and...
Forum: General Discussions 1st August 2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Broken foot sucks

Many more millions have scoliosis Kara. The number of people affected by this don't make any difference to you at all, not one bit; the percentages do, and the percentages are well in your favour....
Forum: General Discussions 31st July 2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Broken foot sucks

But, at least 8 out of 10 cases DO heal, Kara :) try not to fret. And it will only be a small surgery if you do need it done, especially after going through spinal fusion like a superhero :D
Forum: General Discussions 31st July 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By tonibunny
Re: pre op

Hi Orchidea,

It is possible to have posterior-only fusion surgery, or anterior-only fusion surgery, or a combination of anterior and posterior surgeries (generally known as a "two stage"...
Forum: General Discussions 31st July 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Broken foot sucks

Sir Robert Jones was a well-known surgeon who founded a famous orthopaedic hospital here in the UK, Kara :) I was training as an orthopaedic technician there for a while. It was one of the...
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