Thanks for the reply Rachie. I'm doing ok - feeling very much like a beached whale. Even a stranger stopped me in the street today to say she sees me every day and I'm enormous. Gee, thanks..... I thought i was doing well at only having put 2 stone on!
My sister lives down the road and my mum has already booked lots of time off work to give me a hand post-op. I'm not so worried about once we're home (perhaps I should be?), but more how i'm going to manage in the hospital as I don't want to be away from either of them but know i'm going to have to be realistic about how much I can manage without accepting help (i'm not very good at that). I was also planning on b-feeding, so don't know how that will work if i'm not around the baby very much.
Anyway, this is turning into an essay....thanks again
Mum to Erin, 10, diagnosed with 62 degree curve in May 04, aged 21 months. Serial casting '04-'07. Growth rods inserted June '08 under Mr Tucker at RNOH, Stanmore, UK. Surgery October '11 to replace a broken rod.