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Forum: General Discussions 30th November 2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,695
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: In what cases do your rib/s grow back?

Any injuries to the ribs are very painful,my brother broke 3 ribs during rugby and was on anti inflammotries for a long time (warning not recmommended after spinal fusion!) and he has a definate rib...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd November 2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,435
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: How long was your / your child's hospital stay?

The average hospital stay is 5-7 days,but is variable.
1st Op - 10 days,blood loss (transfusions required),pneumonia,left lower lung collapse.Orignally thought 2 weeks before discharge with...
Forum: General Discussions 20th November 2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,411
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Inheritance of scoliosis?

They don't know what causes it,but it's exagerated by growth.Most patients are girls and often marfanoid.I'm the only affected member in my immediate family effected signifcantly,my brother and i...
Forum: General Discussions 4th November 2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: My 1 year post op check!

They deffo do use different sized screws!Your probably right about it being where your curve was most rigid.For my extension surgery,the screw in my C7 is tiny in comparison!...
Forum: General Discussions 4th November 2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: My 1 year post op check!

I've never had any awarness of the screws that are intserted into my verterbrae which is strange because i have 30 plus,lol.I can feel the last 4-6 at the top but only the one's on the left get a bit...
Forum: General Discussions 20th October 2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: new here

Welcome:)
Sorry to hear of your daughters diagnosis of scoliosis as she has a lot to contemplate with already.I was diagnosed with scoliosis 4 years ago and had 2 ops (1st in sep09 and 2nd feb11).I...
Forum: General Discussions 12th August 2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Hydrotherapy

I hope that the therapy session eases some of your stiffness,i've always found i'm very flexible in water and i've got a long fusion.Try stay positive,i bet it will be great! x
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 4th June 2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,041
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Maddy's Stryker Frame Experience

All i can say is this is the most inspiring story i've read in a long time,well done Maddy! xxx
Forum: General Discussions 4th June 2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Connective tissue disorder

Do have any side effects from taking medications and did your inherit the disorder from your mothers side?Did they do a blood test to diagnose you because i know theyre is a test for fibrillin ......
Forum: General Discussions 2nd June 2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By greenhouse12
Connective tissue disorder

Hey,im posting because i need advice\information regarding ctd especially marfan syndrome.Basically a few months back i had a referall for an issue non spine related and i saw him and was ok then...
Forum: General Discussions 6th May 2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,530
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: newly diagnosed daughters

:welcome:
Sorry to hear about both your daughters diagnosis.I know it's a stressful time but just know your not alone.It's interesting both your daughters have a significant curve,has a referall to a...
Forum: General Discussions 26th April 2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,085
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Hard veins following injections/cannulas?

I had that problem for my last surgery in February.They had great problems finding a vein as mine are apperently small so they turned my arm blue in an attempt and i passed out!
I only had this...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 31st March 2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,744
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: junctional kyphosis can someone explain please

Sorry to hear about your daughters troubles,it must be really disheartning on all your behalf.I was diagnosed with scoliosis a few years back and had corrective surgery September 2009,i was really...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 6th March 2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,977
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Another wrecked mother needing support

Sorry to hear about your daughters current situation,it's a lot to take in considering all she's been through already.I've personally met 4 scoliosis patients who'd had the experience of halo...
Forum: General Discussions 1st March 2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By greenhouse12
A Few Concerns

I had my second fusion surgery done 4 weeks ago Thursday for junctional kyphosis stabilization and some correction and have a few issues that are bothering me slightly.

1)Yesterday without thinking...
Forum: General Discussions 18th February 2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,221
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Just been diagnosed, very nervous

I'm sorry about your problem with acne on your back,i've never had any issues with my skin so it hasn't been an issue for my first surgery 1yr 5months ago and second surgery 2 weeks ago!I would...
Forum: General Discussions 30th December 2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,501
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Feeling A Little Disappointed

Sorry to hear your worried,i'm afraid it can happen, it happend to me but i'm was so happy with my overall result of the original surgery i don't feel worried\nervous .... yet!
Do you mean you've...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 30th December 2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,363
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Newbie with marfan syndrome

Poor Roisin,she's had a tough time.I Hope that she goes from strength to strength from here on. :squeeze::)
Forum: General Discussions 30th December 2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Question regarding lengthing fusion?

Thanks for the replies!! Appreciate it.
Also question to titch,is flatback when you have a hollow in your upper back because i think i had that pre op ... apperantly it was huge.
:)
Forum: General Discussions 27th December 2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Question regarding lengthing fusion?

Oh OK,thanks! But what happens when they need to correct my spine above the fusion would they not want to attach the new rod to the old rod (if this makes sense?) because it might damage the other...
Forum: General Discussions 27th December 2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Question regarding lengthing fusion?

Oh ok,thanks! Hopefully my new fusion will only be 2 levels but it really depends what it looks like in January,how do they attach a new rod to the old rod though,do they cement them onto one...
Forum: General Discussions 27th December 2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By greenhouse12
Question regarding lengthing fusion?

How do they make the rods longer or do they just put more rods in again by attatching to the old one's?
I'm curious to know,thanks!
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 27th December 2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Surgery over and we out the other side

I'm so happy for you that everything went relativally smoothly and he's home,he's such a brave little boy.I bet he was happy he was relaeased before christmas!It's a tough recovery and will take time...
Forum: General Discussions 6th December 2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,221
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Just been diagnosed, very nervous

I was put on the active waiting list summer 08,i had surgery september 2009.The average waiting list here in Ireland is a 1 year,but some patients have waited 2 years which is appauling.I'm having...
Forum: General Discussions 29th November 2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,929
Posted By greenhouse12
Re: Surgery, posture and Vanessa Williams

I don't watch ugly betty,so i don't know about her but i know the rod size depends on the size of your torso,my scar is 16 1\2 inches long,on my xray the staples go from my T2-L3 fusion so i'm...
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