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Forum: General Discussions 11th September 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Jonny
Re: will a doctor do surgery

What sort of 'spine specialist' did you see?

The reason I ask is that there are lots of factors to consider in addition to how big the curve is; this might include how stiff the curve is, how far up...
Forum: General Discussions 28th July 2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Jonny
Re: Mistake with pins

Hi Amphy - nice to have you on board! I'm also 26 and had surgery when I was 16.

I'm quite disturbed by your story and should stress that pedicle screw misplacement with symptoms (as you describe)...
Forum: General Discussions 9th May 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,372
Posted By Jonny
Re: The all official 'Good luck JayMoe' thread!

So I popped in to see Jay yesterday at 6pm but he was still in theatre, so went back today and found him in intensive care looking pretty good and being well cared-for, and he headed back to the ward...
Forum: General Discussions 25th April 2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,127
Posted By Jonny
Re: 3 Week count down!

Exciting! You're thinking on exactly the right lines with non-spill bottles - there aren't many bottled drinks that still have them these days but Lucozade Sport (the still one not the fizzy one) is...
Forum: General Discussions 12th April 2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,127
Posted By Jonny
Re: 3 Week count down!

The food isn't horrific but I imagine you'll want some snacks from outside - I recommend a cheeky Tooting biryani or pizza from the high street! Bring some headphones so you have the choice of your...
Forum: General Discussions 7th January 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Jonny
Re: When can my daughter play the flute again after surgery?

I agree! As soon as she's ready, for as long as she's comfortable with. In the long term, I think she'll find it's made playing much easier - I found playing the violin and flute to be really quite...
Forum: General Discussions 19th October 2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,328
Posted By Jonny
Re: So I guess it'll be my turn soon....

YMMV - I actually find the Poang quite comfy! Accordingly, I can't stand those tall hospital-style armchairs.
Forum: General Discussions 31st August 2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Jonny
Re: Daughter told she will need surgery.

You can just about assess rotation on an AP x-ray, by looking at where the spinous process appears to be on the back of the vertebra, like this (apologies for the rubbish...
Forum: General Discussions 31st August 2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Jonny
Re: Can crank shaft phenomenon occur if you have risser grade four

The instrumentation is very strong when it's screwed into healthy bone, and the fused construct is pretty much rigid with only extremely small amounts of motion due to flex under load (but it will...
Forum: General Discussions 31st August 2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Jonny
Re: Can crank shaft phenomenon occur if you have risser grade four

I don't think crankshaft is really any more than a really rather remote theoretical possibility. If you were mid-teens with a Risser of 2 then possibly, but I don't think it's likely.

You might have...
Forum: General Discussions 26th August 2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,155
Posted By Jonny
Re: Is scoliosis your only health issue?

Lots of mild things, but nothing serious. Bit of GORD, hay fever, depression, a small septated hydrocoele (look it up), mild lactose intolerance, and big tonsils (which I'm having out in October)....
Forum: General Discussions 26th August 2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Jonny
Re: have u ever gone back and read ur old threads like a story?

I do that sometimes too. It was 9 years ago but the stories are still on SSo...
http://www.scoliosis-support.org/showthread.php?t=197
http://www.scoliosis-support.org/showthread.php?p=30687

Keep...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 13th August 2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By Jonny
Re: Anybody read Health in Your Hands?

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre should really be mandatory reading for everyone. It's brilliantly written and meaningful to people without scientific backgrounds yet not patronising for those of us that...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 11th August 2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By Jonny
Re: Anybody read Health in Your Hands?

I've got access via two London medical schools so let me know if there's anything you're after!
Forum: Non Surgical Room 11th August 2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By Jonny
Re: Anybody read Health in Your Hands?

Dr Kevin Lau's doctorate is a research degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. The programme title is
Doctor of Philosophy (Chiropractic, Osteopathic and Chinese Medicine)
Forum: Non Surgical Room 11th August 2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By Jonny
Re: Anybody read Health in Your Hands?

The stench of cow dung is overwhelming...

Books like that are chock full of good advice. Eat your greens, get regular exercise, have a glass of milk.

Unfortunately, as soon as the books try and...
Forum: General Discussions 10th August 2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Jonny
Re: modifications to home, post op

I don't think anyone could manage to lose any correction by using a cane or walking frame - you might feel fragile but your spine with the hardware is really very solid, and it would take a lot more...
Forum: General Discussions 10th August 2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Jonny
Re: modifications to home, post op

My recovery was fairly straightforward each time because I was 16, but the toilet raiser and shower seat were a necessity for the first few weeks. A grabber might have been helpful too. I didn't need...
Forum: General Discussions 6th August 2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Jonny
Re: soft corset post op

Just to echo Christina - you won't break! (If you haven't by this point, it's extremely unlikely that you will, and a corset won't make much difference to that.)

But a corset is a good idea if you...
Forum: General Discussions 30th July 2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By Jonny
Re: Waking up in the mornings post op

It might well be: for some reason, the weather can have a big effect. Typically cold is what sets most fused people off: the first couple of winters after my surgery I found bitterly cold days would...
Forum: General Discussions 29th July 2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Jonny
Re: Two weeks post-op

Hi Josh. Good work and welcome to SSO!

Everything you describe is pretty normal. Scoliosis surgery has quite a profound effect on your ribcage, so it will remain sore for a few weeks, and this will...
Forum: General Discussions 21st July 2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,328
Posted By Jonny
Re: So I guess it'll be my turn soon....

Traction - that's cool :) If you let me know if and when you're in, I'll pop in and see you whenever you fancy a bit of company or if you have any questions from a surgery veteran. I've also seen...
Forum: General Discussions 1st July 2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Jonny
Re: Protruding hardware?

Knobbly bits on posterior hardware is quite common. It depends on lots of things, not just how much meat you have on you - different hardware systems can be lower-profile or more prominent.

When I...
Forum: General Discussions 29th June 2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,011
Posted By Jonny
Re: Glue in the hair after surgery.. how to get rid!!

Those that didn't have the gloop in their hair - a common method is to use tiny corkscrew-shaped needles that bite into the skin surface but don't leave a trace when they come out. I think that's...
Forum: General Discussions 24th June 2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,486
Posted By Jonny
Re: Common misconceptions about spinal deformity

There's a very simple myth that's still prevalent: that scoliosis does not cause pain. Unbelievable.
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