Re: What to take to hospital - back by popular demand!
I must absolutely stress *make sure the nail polish remover is acetone* It will not remove the glue otherwise. In any case, I'd actually recommend that you have someone pull most of it out for you (me and nail polish remover did not go well together, and resulted in me losing a large patch of hair - it grew back, but it was very distressing - I'm pretty sure it was due to the non-acetone remover that was used first and did not work). If I have to remove glue again after my next surgery, I'll just be pulling it out gradually just in case.
I don't want to worry anyone too much - it is normal to use acetone for example to remove glued in hair extensions, so I'm more or less certain it was the non-acetone stuff, but worth being aware of so it can be avoided.
Diagnosed at 15 with 50° curve, but probably juvenile IS. Fused in kyphosis (by non-specialised ortho) with a/p surgery T10-L2 @ 21, posterior only revision surgery to correct kyphosis @ 29. Now 38 with further revision surgery and extension of fusion to sacrum required to correct residual kyphosis, restore lordosis and address spinal stenosis.