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Forum: General Discussions Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By tonibunny
Re: Fentanyl patch itching like crazy

Is the itch centred around the site of the fentanyl patch, or do you just itch in general?

It sounds as though you should call your doctor as this painkiller isn't right for you. Don't worry, there...
Forum: General Discussions Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 148
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Metal work heating up in hot weather?

I have an old-style Harrington Rod and don't have problems with the rod changing temperature. Body temperature is kept constant by homeostasis, so in theory it should be impossible for the rod to...
Forum: General Discussions Yesterday, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By tonibunny
Re: More questions to keep you guys on your toes haha

Hiya,

The answer is YES! :) hardly anyone has a dead-straight spine. In fact, only curves of over ten degrees are considered to be Scoliosis - anything under that is considered normal. Since one of...
Forum: General Discussions Yesterday, 01:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Pen-grip / handwriting problems for those of us with joint hypermobility

Hi Sparkles, Blimey- you have to lie down for ages because using a pen is difficult for you? That sounds awful!! What is it about using a pen that causes such difficulties that you need to lie down...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd October 2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Pain HELP

Hi Jonathan,

You need a doctor to recommend meds so none of us here can do that, but you might find that an ice pack or even just a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel pressed on the area will...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd October 2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Daughter (almost 13 yrs) facing surgery and I am scared!

The Scoliosis Correction Center is associated with The Clear Institute, who appear to have have received so many bad reviews over the years that they and their associates are now avoiding the name...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd October 2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Itching

Where are you itching? If it's mainly along the scar and surgical sites, them that's normal - it's annoying, but is a sign that you are healing :)

General itching all over (such as, say, your arms...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 20th October 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Flatback or something else?

Hi there,

I'm sorry you're having these worries. I do believe that Mr Webb has retired, but there is another surgeon at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham who looks promising for cases such as...
Forum: General Discussions 20th October 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Daughter (almost 13 yrs) facing surgery and I am scared!

Hi there Anne,

Welcome to SSO :welcome2:

I'm sorry you are so worried about your daughters' scoliosis. I don't have time to write a long reply just yet I'm afraid, but one thing it's important to...
Forum: General Discussions 20th October 2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Scoliosis post op

Well, it's also very difficult for your parents or friends to accurately measure you to within the nearest centimetre! :)

Have you seen your x-rays? Your spine should be very straight compared to...
Forum: General Discussions 20th October 2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Height gain

No, in most cases some of the height gain is lost but it's unusual to lose most of it.
Forum: General Discussions 20th October 2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Height gain

The height gain should be immediate. However it is very very difficult to measure your own height, especially after such a drastic surgery! Who was your surgeon, and which hospital did you have...
Forum: General Discussions 20th October 2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Scoliosis post op

Wow - if you went from 71T to 11T and 50L to 4L then you had an amazing correction!!! :D have you seen your x-rays? Your curve measurements are so small that you are now considered to not have...
Forum: General Discussions 20th October 2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Scott 2014 update

Fantastic to hear he's staying stable, Dingo :D Do you have his Scoliometer measurements too, that give the degree of his rotation?

Fingers crossed he stays stable for another year, even if you...
Forum: General Discussions 16th October 2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Fusion before stopped growing

Hi there, I had my entire thoracic spine (T1-T12) fused at the age of ten years, five months. This was back in the days before growth rods were invented and I had worn plaster body casts and...
Forum: General Discussions 16th October 2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Pen-grip / handwriting problems for those of us with joint hypermobility

OMG Rachie, you have no idea how relieved I am that Maddy will have a chance to finish her exams and get the marks she deserves!! I'm crying actual happy tears here. Well done to you for pursuing it...
Forum: General Discussions 30th September 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Idiopathic?

Yes I think it's a standard joke :D it's definitely become known that in some cases the cause will become apparent later on in life. For instance, lots of us have connective tissue disorders (usually...
Forum: General Discussions 30th September 2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Idiopathic?

What a daft statement. As we all know, Idiopathic = "happening with no known cause". There are many idiopathic conditions and diseases. For scoliosis, there are certain types for which we DO know the...
Forum: General Discussions 29th September 2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Mr Tucker

He is focusing on scoliosis in children now (possibly in the infantile/juvenile kids only) and isn't taking on new adult patients I'm afraid :( his existing adult patients are being transferred to...
Forum: General Discussions 28th September 2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By tonibunny
Re: Pen-grip / handwriting problems for those of us with joint hypermobility

I am so, so relieved that Maddy is getting checked out for this stuff Rachie. If my experiences can help make life a bit easier for her then that will be so good to know; it will definitely go some...
Forum: General Discussions 19th September 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
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: 21
Views: 524
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: 290
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: 21
Views: 524
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: 21
Views: 524
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...
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