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Forum: General Discussions 27th February 2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Considering surgery and looking for new friends!

Hey, welcome!

I don't post here very often but just thought I should mention that I would probably recommend having surgery where there's someone to help look after you - for me this was my family,...
Forum: General Discussions 15th May 2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Scar(s) going from side of body to the front

i had anterior surgery too, unfortunately my camera is broken atm so i can't take a picture, but i'm nearly 10 months post-op and my scar is now mainly pink in the middle and white-ish at either end,...
Forum: General Discussions 10th February 2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,153
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Two hernias!!!

Wow, that's a bit of a coincidence - my dad had surgery for his hernia earlier today! He went in early in the morning and was back mid-afternoon. He seems OK, and is watching TV and generally...
Forum: General Discussions 29th November 2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By MemmaLou

Sorry for not being on too much lately, I've had lots of school stuff... I've caught up with everything now though!
Anyway, I just had a quick question - how long after surgery should all the...
Forum: General Discussions 29th November 2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,857
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Sitting up

I found sitting really difficult to begin with, I couldn't sit as much as other people at the same stage did... but then it suddenly got a lot better at around 5 or 6 weeks post op :) maybe it'll get...
Forum: General Discussions 29th November 2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Scar length

im very proud of my scar - 14 inches, with a 2 inch one above from one of the chest drains and a very small one below... can i add them together and call it 16 and a half inches? my scar seems small...
Forum: General Discussions 29th November 2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Recovery advice

Welcome :) i probably only needed someone around all the time for the first week at home (not counting time in hospital) - showering and some other things i still needed help with, but as long as...
Forum: General Discussions 14th November 2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: op date!!!

good luck :D if you have any more questions just PM me xx
Forum: General Discussions 6th November 2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,270
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Just been diagnosed, very nervous

Hi, sorry for not seeing this earlier!
I'm 16 too and I had surgery just over 3 months ago, so if you have any questions feel free to PM me.
I think you've made the right decision having the surgery...
Forum: General Discussions 29th October 2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: 4 months too soon to swim?

i went swimming after a month and i was fine... :) i wasn't told not to at the time, but at my 6 week appointment i was told i could.
Forum: General Discussions 26th October 2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Matching bruise like things on each foot?? My Back??

it could be something like that - i woke up with matching cuts on my ankles, one on my thigh and one on my neck, no idea what from. xx
Forum: General Discussions 26th October 2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Eating after surgery

I wasn't really hungry, but I wasn't sick either. I mostly nibbled on digestive biscuits, picked at the meals etc.
I really fancied tinned fruit, which was weird - I kept eating that and leaving the...
Forum: General Discussions 24th October 2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: I am scheduled for spinal surgery soon

feel free to PM me with any questions, i'm 16 and 3 months post op :) x
Forum: General Discussions 18th October 2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: hospital apointment

yeah - Bea's amazing :D
Forum: General Discussions 18th October 2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: information needed

there are loads on the site if you want to do a quick search, and mine are here (
how are you? :)
Forum: General Discussions 18th October 2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Center Parcs

not that i saw, but they might be :)
ill ask my parents in the morning. x
Forum: General Discussions 17th October 2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Center Parcs

thanks :) i thought it'd probably be something like that.
the thing is, i do feel as if i'd be able to do all of those activities - the only problem is if it would be dangerous for my fusion at this...
Forum: General Discussions 17th October 2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By MemmaLou
Forum: General Discussions 17th October 2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By MemmaLou
Center Parcs

Hi everyone :D I'm almost 3 months post op now, and I'm going to Center Parcs tomorrow. I have a few questions about what I will and wont be able to do:
Will I be able to...
-Go on the Wild Water...
Forum: General Discussions 14th October 2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Anyone else had this?

I had the same :) it didn't change anything at all, was just a bit annoying to have to use the cream... although I was told to use my little finger?
Forum: General Discussions 13th October 2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,056
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Scar Question

hmm... im not at the purple stage yet, mines still pink? is that still fine for almost 3 months post op? i need some more recent pictures :P
im using bio oil :)
Forum: General Discussions 12th October 2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,630
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: How do you pick yourself up?

i'd also recommend spending one day just relaxing, with nothing at all to do or stress you out - i'd choose to read but you could watch some films or just lie around in bed :D
Forum: General Discussions 9th October 2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Photos, finally :D

aww thanks, im very pleased :)
i'd give it to you if i could! xx
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 9th October 2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,996
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: Kyphosis Info

Welcome :D I'm 16 too, my problems were with scoliosis rather than kyphosis.
There are quite a few pictures on this site of peoples' kyphosis, perhaps you could try searching 'pictures' or something,...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 9th October 2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By MemmaLou
Re: 6 Months after surgery

yeah, my parents have been making me do chores again, since i think 2 months (they're so evil :P)
it was nice having some time off from laundry and kitchen jobs though... just wish it'd lasted...
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