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Forum: General Discussions 11th May 2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Three years on...hope for those facing surgery.

maddy's nearly 14?! when did that happen?!?
Forum: General Discussions 28th April 2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Exercise with scoliosis :)

glad to hear you're doing so well! we have lots of post-surgery members who are very into fitness, though many don't post any more. if you look up some of GloomCookie's posts perhaps, there may be...
Forum: Non Surgical Room 28th April 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Anyone else braced at 13?

hello :)

i wore a TLSO (boston brace) from when I was 14 until I was almost 17, and had surgery when I was 18. Whether or not your daughter subsequently needs surgery depends on a few different...
Forum: General Discussions 11th April 2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Problems with an office job

i agree with burdle and would add the following: it IS possible to be more mobile than you think in a desk-based environment. many roles can involve more walking around than you'd imagine: if it's...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 25th March 2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Ireland infantile Scoliosis. Advice needed

hi mooneym, welcome to the forum :) i'm sorry for the circumstances which have brought you here, though.

just to let you know that i've moved your thread to the infantile and juvenile room, so that...
Forum: General Discussions 12th March 2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By BeckyH
Re: better than anticipated :)))

i wore a brace for 16 hours per day for a little over 2 years (my out of brace hours were whilst I was at school/doing other activities - i wore it at home and overnight... and my parents and i were...
Forum: General Discussions 5th February 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Tiredness after op.

it's the hardest thing in the world, and you're being an incredibly diligent and caring parent but... relax! her body's been through a really tough thing, it's the beginning of february and the...
Forum: General Discussions 12th January 2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Before and After Pictures of Emily

orangebear, i haven't read all of your posts, so i apologise if you've already mentioned this, but my first question regarding lack of energy is: has your daughter's appetite fully returned? diet's...
Forum: General Discussions 13th December 2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Well, here is my story. Please read, I'm a newbie. =)

hi jamie :) a lot of people find it useful to gather up all of their questions and write them down prior to an appointment, so that they don't forget anything when they're in that often-intimidating...
Forum: General Discussions 9th December 2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By BeckyH
Re: scoliosis in the media

isn't it beautiful? i'm still a bit beyond words to be honest.
Forum: General Discussions 9th December 2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By BeckyH
scoliosis in the media

hi everyone :)

one of my facebook friends, who runs a digital marketing business blogged about this today - it's a campaign in switzerland where the company recruited people with...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 8th December 2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,010
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Good luck Andrea and Erin

sounds like she's on for a really good result. i always try to remember how i felt, but now that i'm so far away from it all, i can't really remember what it was like! i didn't have a costoplasty...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 3rd December 2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,010
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Good luck Andrea and Erin

ouch, i think that means no getting up then, if she's got a drain in all week? glad it's all going ok so far, thinking of erin, andrea and family.
Forum: Non Surgical Room 22nd November 2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Clear scoliosis institute ny usa

hi jnt,

i believe Clear is a programme of chiropractic treatment, rather than a medical scoliosis treatment practice, so if you were looking into attending, i would advise remaining under the care...
Forum: General Discussions 22nd November 2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By BeckyH
Re: how much does hardware weigh?

yep, i asked Mr T too and he said the weight is "negligible" :( i was so disappointed, i was hoping to be able to knock 10lbs off my weight for the rest of my life :D (always a tad unrealistic, given...
Forum: General Discussions 31st October 2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,288
Posted By BeckyH
Re: How SHOULD your rods feel??

well... this might sound smug (it's not meant to!) but, i can't feel my hardware at all. i don't have very much of it, which probably helps, but i only know it's there because i know where it is. ...
Forum: General Discussions 30th September 2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Going on holiday with a spinal fusion

i recently went in the body scanner machines for the first time, and set one off (i've now been in 3 or 4, but only set one off)... given that i didn't set all of them off, i suspect it wasn't my rod...
Forum: General Discussions 23rd September 2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By BeckyH
Re: 'Why Me' has anyone else asked themselves

i'm a little late to the party but... the short answer is yes. my story's probably classic: i definitely had the "why mes" as a teen, being diagnosed at 14 and only being aware of one other person...
Forum: General Discussions 17th July 2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Sun problems...

I'm a bit obsessed with sun care and I'm not a fan of sprays: people don't use enough! You think you're covered, but you miss way more places using spray than cream - it's actually bad to rub it all...
Forum: General Discussions 26th May 2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 821
Posted By BeckyH
Re: My hospital bill and how lucky I am to have insurance.

agreed, but the NHS is far from perfect. it was a great idea at the time, when it was the 40s and we didn't have an ageing population, IVF and cosmetic surgery didn't exist (same for bariatric...
Forum: General Discussions 26th May 2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 821
Posted By BeckyH
Re: My hospital bill and how lucky I am to have insurance.

jeez. i know my surgery was 8 years ago (almost) but it makes my 12,000 look cheap! (mine was done privately in the uk, but covered by health insurance - the 12k is all inclusive costs of my week...
Forum: General Discussions 24th May 2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By BeckyH
Re: I know this is going to sound stupid, but...

wait until you're fully fused and then go for it! i was only 18 when i had surgery, but i think i asked my surgeon the stiletto question when i was a bit younger than that. you just want to avoid...
Forum: General Discussions 20th May 2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Should or shouldn't i be annoyed....?

ugh, that's so rubbish! do the letters have the date they were posted on them?

i attended three different hospital sites throughout the course of my treatment, all under the same consultant, but a...
Forum: General Discussions 16th May 2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Has anyone been to Thorpe Park lately?

i haven't been, but sounds like tiff has given you a comprehensive rundown. just wanted to reply and say that my school trips always involved greenhouses and meadows and other boring stuff, rather...
Forum: General Discussions 15th May 2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By BeckyH
Re: Driving after surgery

ah yes, i forgot about the drug issue! i flew out of hospital on a cloud of just paracetamol so it was luckily never a problem for me!

so i think we can conclude that you need to be on a safe level...
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