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Old 12th August 2008, 09:35 PM
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Default Re: What to take to hospital - suggestions please!

ryansmum that's a great idea thank you.

rachie your contribution has been fab too, i'd forgotten your idea of turning vests inside out! when i was in my brace, M&S had a normal vest in their underwear section which didn't have side seams and mum used to bulk buy them for me (in case they ever stopped making them).
Diagnosed in March 2001 by family GP after my mum noticed an asymmetry in my spine. Referred to a consultant at the RNOH, Stanmore and started attending consultations for x-rays twice a year. Prescribed a TLSO brace to be worn 16 hours per day. Began with double major curves at approx 48 degrees. Offered surgery in 2003 aged 16 and declined to continue with school. Requested surgery in 2005 instead. Had T11-L3 fused on 16th July 2005 and haven't looked back! Released for all activities in March 2006, having been driving and riding horses with consultant's permission since 7 weeks post op.
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