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Forum: General Discussions Yesterday, 10:36 PM
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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 Yesterday, 10:29 PM
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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 Yesterday, 07:01 AM
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Views: 82
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: 2
Views: 82
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: 3
Views: 170
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: 152
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Question for Parents

Thank you very much. XX
Forum: General Discussions 9th September 2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
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...
Forum: General Discussions 8th September 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By nicolsparents
Question for Parents

Nicol is having his op a week on Friday, so I'm sure you will understand how nervous we are, although we do expect a good outcome. However, although the majority of family and friends are being...
Forum: General Discussions 8th September 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Relieved its come to an end :)

Fantastic news, really pleased for you both. XX
Forum: General Discussions 26th August 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Nicol has date for operation

Yes it does! But he really is mentally ready for it, which is great. 😄 thanks. XX
Forum: Non Surgical Room 26th August 2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Bracing young teen, need support...

I hope you have as positive a time as we have. If there is anything else you want to ask us, please feel free to pm. Nicol (and us) was terrified of the operation, in fact I can remember him asking...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd August 2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By nicolsparents
Nicol has date for operation

Can't quite believe it's actually happening four weeks today! He goes in 17th sept for pre-assessment, and then all being well, operation on Friday 19th sept. He's excited but nervous, definitely...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 22nd August 2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Bracing young teen, need support...

My son is 17 and currently in a brace and has been for past 2 1/2 years. First two weeks were the worst, after that he adjusted very well. He's just been given date for operation for next month so...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 15th July 2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: New mum with brace questions

My son is now 17 and has had brace for a few years. We get his vests from Allard UK, a company in Ireland. His experience has been positive and he adjusted well to the brace although he found the...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd March 2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Nicol's operation

Thanks, that's fantastic. Hope your son continues such a great recovery. XX
Forum: Non Surgical Room 21st March 2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Anyone with experience of bracing?

I am so sorry to hear your news, what a terrible shock for you all. Your daughter seems to have a fantastic positive attitude, so I really hope that she is able to continue with gymnastics and sport...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 21st March 2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Anyone with experience of bracing?

Good luck with your appointment. The brace has definitely slowed down the curve's progression, which has been a good thing for him, and apart from the first two weeks, he has coped incredibly well...
Forum: General Discussions 20th March 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Nicol's operation

Thanks both of you, that's very helpful. XX
Forum: Non Surgical Room 18th March 2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Anyone with experience of bracing?

My son Nicol has had a brace for 2 years and has continued with his karate during this time, even competing in a world championship overseas, he just takes it off to train. The first two weeks were...
Forum: General Discussions 18th March 2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By nicolsparents
Nicol's operation

We were at consultant today, and Nicol's upper curve is now 77 degrees so he has decided he wants to go ahead with op. There is about a six month waiting list where we are, which is good as he will...
Forum: General Discussions 16th March 2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: better than anticipated :)))

My son has had a brace for approx two years (14-16). I won't lie, the first two weeks were hell but once he was wearing it 20 hours a day, it helped him so much with his pain that he was glad to have...
Forum: General Discussions 10th June 2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By nicolsparents
Advice please!!!

Hi, I'm having a few problems with Nicol and am not sure if it is all down to scoliosis or just teenage boy lazyitis!!! He is in a brace 20 hours a day, top curve is 47 degrees and bottom 43 degrees...
Forum: General Discussions 15th April 2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: To fuse or not to fuse? Back pain ruining my life

My son has a curve last measured at 44 degrees and is now braced. He has been having treatment from a lady using Bowen treatment. It's never going to "cure" him but he says he gets amazing pain...
Forum: General Discussions 15th April 2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By nicolsparents
Re: Oh dear, not a happy bunny...

Hi, my son is 15 (almost 16) and has been braced for a year. At first, he too hated it and we had tears, tantrums and threats. This lasted for two weeks until he was up to wearing it for 20 hours a...
Forum: General Discussions 13th November 2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,499
Posted By nicolsparents
Scoliosis and Coeliac Disease?

Does anyone on here have any experience of both of these? Nicol has been having ongoing stomach problems which have been put down to his pain meds inflaming his stomach. Separately, his...
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