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Old 16th March 2010, 01:38 PM
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Default Re: Things you CAN do with a fused spine

My age: 16 (2 years post op)
My fusion length: T3 - L3
Instrumentation: 2 rods, 15 screws [titanium]
Things I have done: I have also been kyaking, in a conventional 1 man kyak, and also in the kyaks Cheski posted a picture of (in Namibia, no less!) Also whilst in Namibia, I went quad biking in the desert, and sandboarding (lie down), which basically involved hurtling down sanddunes at 80km/h on a piece of hardboard All...less than a year post op. That's the most adventurous of my activities, anyway
Diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis on the 10th April 2007. Seen at the Child Development Centre at the Medway Maritime Hospital on 18th June then referred to Mr Noordeen at the RNOH Stanmore. Seen by consultant on the 13th July x-rays revealed 77o thoracolumbar curve and severe rotation. Surgery planned in 6 months had surgery on 26th November 2007. Admitted for pre-op on 23rd stayed in over the weekend. Curve then 90o, suffering from pain and reduced lung function. Moved from HDU to ward after 24hrs, then into isolation for suspected infection after 3 days. Symptoms turned out to be a bad reaction to antibiotics.
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