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    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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    Just want to input that this thread is a GREAT inspiration and load of information! To all of those that have done the surgery and posted your results, thanks for letting others benefit from your experiances! And for those who haven't; Good Luck!

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    My age: 19 had surgery when i was 18
    My fusion length: Posterior Fusion T4-L2
    My instrumentation: Fugey rods, screws, hooks and wires
    Things I enjoy doing: I love swimming, doing sports, lifting wights,
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    Become a Cheerleading Champion again...

    This time at UKCA Winter Open @ The Echo Arena Liverpool. This Was in Junior B Community Pom Dance devision.

    Pom dance is about 20x harder than stunting, the routine consists of dance and jumps with no lifts, it is all about arm placement & being strong while keeping it clean. After a 2 and a half minute routine you feel as if you are going to die
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    Go Bronte!
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    Be on your local news just doing your job! (That's me in the black and white getup)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...herts-15839026

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    58 years old, juvenile ideopathic scoliosis - thoracic curve with lumbar compensating curve. Fusion (T3/4? - L1) at age 14 with Harrington Rod after 3 years in Milwaukee brace, 1 year's bracing after, then rod removed 8 years after the initial surgery. Reviewed NOC, Oxford by Prof J Fairbank October 2010.

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    wow thats great Bara, what a brilliant bit of film, you should be so proud

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    I've just thought of a rather random one, and it's a lot more physical than you might think, as th fabric was enormously long and the slight train meant that the overall dress length was close to 9 feet at the angle the pattern piece was laid, and that's to make your own wedding dress!

    I made a corset (toni has a photo somewhere of me wearing it as outerwear over a sheer top), a top, a skirt, an over-dress, and my husband's jacket, waistcoat and shirt Here's a picture of both of us:

    and one of just me to show the top and skirt:
    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.

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    Nice one Barbara
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    Well done, Barbara.

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    Yes, lovely to see you at last

    Shame they didn't let you speak to give a teacher's perspective on it.
    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.

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    Dance at The Royal Albert Hall in London !
    i've been offered a chance to be a part of my troupe again, so next April i'm off to London again its Olympic themed. sooooo excited!
    i'm 19 years old.
    had surgery at the QMC in 10th Nov08. fused from T5-L1.
    best decision i've ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dancerr.. View Post
    Dance at The Royal Albert Hall in London !
    i've been offered a chance to be a part of my troupe again, so next April i'm off to London again its Olympic themed. sooooo excited!
    Thats really great news, i hope you really enjoy it, not many people can say they danced at the Royal Albert Hall, you should be really proud of the achievement
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    Stunning wedding dress, Titch
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    Titch's wedding dress was breathtaking, and I did like 2C's breeches......mmmm, men in breeches....!!
    37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.

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