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Forum: General Discussions 10th May 2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Cant Move - SURGERY 7 YEARS AGO

I hope it gets sorted soon for you. No one should have to live like that.
Good luck x
Forum: General Discussions 10th May 2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Teri2809
Re: I feel old :(

Hi Sarah

Might be a long shot but have you considered Fybromyalgia??? A lot of the symptoms you describe are symptoms of this.

Sorry your not feeling so good x
Forum: General Discussions 30th April 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Teri2809
Re: post-op fears - advice please

Hi luciet

I agree with the others. 4 weeks is very early days. I'm 12 wks post op. The next 8 weeks you will improve no end. At four weeks I was still lying down sometimes in the day.
I kept...
Forum: General Discussions 30th April 2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,317
Posted By Teri2809
Re: The all official 'Good luck JayMoe' thread!

Very best wishes to you. Remember positivity is key x
Forum: General Discussions 30th April 2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Scared Mom

Sounds like your daughter has an amazing mother. Good luck to you and your daughter. Take care xx
Forum: General Discussions 27th April 2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Scared Mom

My curve I believe was in the 20's. There was no mention of bracing and I think so little was understood about scoliosis then. I was fit and active and had no pain so I was discharged. I had the odd...
Forum: General Discussions 27th April 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Scared Mom

Hi
I was diagnosed at 13 years old. I wasn't braced I kind of slipped the net with no monitoring so I can't offer advice on bracing. I'm replying because I'm now 39 and in jan this year I had...
Forum: General Discussions 25th April 2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Post op recovery

Hi
I had my surgery at North Staffordshire on 22 Jan. I'm 39 and had 50 degree s curves in upper thoracic area so I only needed T5 a L1. I was in for 7 days. I remained in special care due to a...
Forum: General Discussions 18th April 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,105
Posted By Teri2809
Re: 3 Week count down!

Wishing you all the very best. I remember the anxious few weeks in January before my surgery.
Hospital had dippy cups with straws but they were rubbish. Luckily I have a 5 year old and I got his...
Forum: General Discussions 18th April 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Teri2809
Re: my surgery went well!

Well done Lucy..
I can relate to most of the things you have described. Having had my surgery 22 Jan. I didn't have any mobility aids and feel it's better to let your body work at its own speed and...
Forum: General Discussions 16th April 2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Post Surgery Advice

Hi Shannon
Quite possibly. Anything I do with my arms brings on the nerve and muscle pain. Hoping the Physio helps and some massage
Forum: General Discussions 15th April 2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Teri2809
Post Surgery Advice

Hi
I had correction surgery on 22 jan. I was initially taking 300 mg gabapentin three times daily for the pain. Since about four weeks post op I've had horrendous nerve pain like burning stabbing in...
Forum: General Discussions 15th April 2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Advice would be great

Hi Laura
I was in the same situation as you 12 months ago. I'm 39 and I had correction surgery on jan 22nd this year. 11 wks ago. I knew I couldn't go on the way I was. I weighed it all up and did...
Forum: General Discussions 25th March 2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By Teri2809
Re: 30 day countdown - it's freak out time!

Hi there
What your feign and thinking is completely normal. Give yourself a focus. Think about one thing you want to do when your the other side of surgery. I have a dream of going to australia and...
Forum: General Discussions 24th March 2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Scoliosis

That could be the rotation of the spine getting worse I'm guessing, rather than the curve x
Forum: General Discussions 23rd March 2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Scoliosis

Hi hope9

I had smallish curvatures but mine suddenly got worse aged 36+. I got a rib hump. Severe pain. Sciatic nerve problems and piriformas muscle spasms in my hip all caused by my scoliosis. I...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd March 2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Mom of teen with 40+curve, rotating rib cage, breathing trouble

I agree that you definately need to see a scoliosis specialist not an ortheopedic specialist. Orthopaedic do not have the expertise to assess you or say how the rotation or curve will progress.
If...
Forum: General Discussions 21st March 2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By Teri2809
Re: considering scoliosis surgery

Hi Steve.
I like you was diagnosed at 13. I then had no supervision for years. I saw a couple of spinal surgeons from the age of 32 and then my curve deteriorated quickly at age 36+ After having my...
Forum: General Discussions 15th March 2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Teri2809
Re: totally confused =/

I was diagnosed at 13 then had no monitoring. When I had my first child at 30 my probs with my scoliosis began. I saw a couple of scoliosis specialists. The first suggested Physio and said at my she...
Forum: General Discussions 9th March 2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Told on Wednesday my 15yo needs an op

You poor thing. I can only imagine the stress this had caused you as a family.
I live in Staffordshire and had my surgery in Stoke. Mr Ahmed being my surgeon.

I would suggest ASAP speaking with...
Forum: General Discussions 7th March 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Costoplasty questions

Just reading this thread I'm struck by how important it is to have information and be able to share it and support each other through the pitfalls of Scoliosis.

I'm certainly glad to have stumbled...
Forum: General Discussions 7th March 2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Told on Wednesday my 15yo needs an op

Hi and welcome

I'm also quite new to this site so I'm sure there are people who can offer more advise but firstly I am struck by the fact that your daughters consultant didn't explain more.

Has...
Forum: General Discussions 6th March 2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Pain Meds

Hi
I'm 6 weeks today post op and I'm only taking my Gabapentin three times daily now with the odd paracetamol or codeine.

Two weeks ago I was having awful hip pain when waking but that has settled....
Forum: General Discussions 6th March 2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Recovery time

Hi
I'm 6 weeks post op today. Fusion only with no costoplasty and I'm feeling quite well. I've had terrible pain pain which had settled but I still have quite painful shoulders where all the muscles...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd February 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Teri2809
Re: Advice please :(

Hi Ladies
This sounds like the lack of monitoring and closed doors I experienced so I know. I saw a couple of surgeons over the years and was told there was nothing that could be done. The pain and...
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