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Forum: General Discussions 18th November 2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Mr Alex Gibson appointment at Spires Bushey next week

Mr Gibson is my surgeon and two years ago straightened me out. He's a top guy and I have a lot of respect for him. Bare in mind how hard the surgery is and as horrid as it sounds please...
Forum: General Discussions 1st October 2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Pen-grip / handwriting problems for those of us with joint hypermobility

I don't particularly get cramp unless I write a lot, but I only do maths and chemistry now so don't have much need for writing, but what I do write is normally messy and mixture of print and joined...
Forum: General Discussions 1st October 2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Mr Tucker

Mr Lehovsky is very well respected by the other surgeons at Stanmore and is a great bloke. Very honest as well.

Mr Molloy has a preference for spinal tumours as well as scoliosis and I know that...
Forum: General Discussions 5th July 2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Mr Tucker resigning from Stanmore! :-(

At Stanmore they also have a session where all of the surgeons get together and discuss cases - it is normally only the complex cases but essentially it is any case a surgeon is not 100% sure on. I...
Forum: General Discussions 10th June 2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Daughter 8 weeks after surgery - question for the girls ......

There are a few John Lewis' in Scotland and I would really urge you to go there. I work for the Partnership now and the customer service we are trained to give is above and beyond and if you...
Forum: General Discussions 27th May 2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 75,548
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Things you CAN do with a fused spine

Learning to drive! (okay so not new compared to everyone else but I'm liking it)
Working in food service, so on the butchers, fishmongers and delicatessen counters at work which involves lots of...
Forum: General Discussions 27th May 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Daughters surgery approaching & have a question.

I had my surgery aged 15 at RNOH nearly two years ago and I had no problem taking tablets but I never have done as I have regularly taken them from the age of 10 in the summer for hayfever and then...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd May 2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: What is normal 'settling' of the spine?

In the first 3 weeks of me being post op I wasn't x-rayed again but lost around 1.5/2inches in height. Settling does get very rapid initially when you go from laying down to walking and becoming more...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd May 2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: I really hate it😢

Hi Abby, I am the equivalent of a junior here in England - I never wore a brace I just had surgery straight away and if you can maintain your curve with a brace it is a much easier option in the long...
Forum: General Discussions 17th May 2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Surgeons reviews? How much pull?

I heard bad reviews about my surgeon as he is considered more novice at our hospital as he is the newest consultant and subsequently one of the youngest but I felt at ease with him and how he...
Forum: General Discussions 12th May 2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Working after Spinal Fusion

I work on my feet for six hours on a Sunday and used to do eight-ten hour shifts in summer and still find it horrible all this time later. I have just come to accept it and have grown used to it - I...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 28th April 2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: What's my curvature degree ? Any assumptions ?

Hi, I just saw your private message. Although I had elements of kyphosis, my main problem was scoliosis and my surgeon never measured me for a kyphotic curve. Your's looks quite postural however I...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 10th April 2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: SOS Clinics/Scoliogold Method - Do I, Don't I?

I did work experience shadowing a spinal consultant in London and we spoke to their physiotherapy consultant who worked with all of the scoliosis and kyphosis patients specifically and she said...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 30th March 2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Hospital appointment today

Hiya, I had surgery under Mr Gibson for a thoracic curve of the same size :) he's a lovely guy and your son is in great hands! I was also 15 when I had my surgery.
Forum: General Discussions 24th February 2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Spots anyone?

I always had acne pre op but it has worsened drastically post op and isn't affected by my medication like it used to be however I'm 16 so whether age plays into it?
Forum: General Discussions 4th February 2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Tiredness after op.

At 8 weeks post op I'd been back at school for nearly a month and was only just considering catching up on my work but I was still completely zombie like and didn't concentrate very well. Is she...
Forum: General Discussions 19th January 2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: 1 year post op!!

They're okay thanks, having some pain but mainly doing well - busy working and with sixth form tbh.

Yeah it was amazing to be on the other side and although I loved what I did there it ultimately...
Forum: General Discussions 18th January 2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Before and After Pictures of Emily

I went back to school at 4.5 weeks post op and I'm glad to hear Emily isn't back yet - I went back too soon and I think you need to feel completely comfortable when you go back. I was still very...
Forum: General Discussions 18th January 2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: 1 year post op!!

Kerry can I just say you look absolutely gorgeous in your dress. I am so so pleased for you! I'm so gutted we didn't get to meet because of the weather but maybe this year? :p

Eek! I can't get over...
Forum: General Discussions 18th January 2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,576
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: The Time Has Come....!!!!

Hi Jay - sorry I'm so late. I'm not around often. Life's been taking over! So glad for you though :)
Forum: General Discussions 18th January 2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,014
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Feel down that there is nothing that can be done about rib hump :-(

I've seen Mr Tucker in theatre (as a student, not a patient) and he does take on hugely complex cases - don't give up hope yet!
Forum: General Discussions 13th January 2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Lumps from bone grafts?

I have a few lumps that I thought were screws and that are painful to press but my surgeon says they're my ribs - mind you I had no costoplasty!
Forum: General Discussions 8th November 2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: scared of not fusing

The surgeon I was with last week said that essentially your spine is like a paperclip during that period, you can bend it back and forth however eventually it will snap so try your best not to bend :)
Forum: General Discussions 8th November 2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Thinking about surgery?

Hiya, there are no guarantees but things like age and other medical conditions make some scenarios more likely :)
Forum: General Discussions 8th November 2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,891
Posted By tiffany.m
Re: Newbie

My first appt was this time of year at 14 and I had x-rays and the basic functions test and due to my curve size, surgery cropped up and depending on your daughter's stage of growth bracing may be...
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