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    Maddy that looks like sooo much fun!
    Dx '06 adolescent idiopathic kyphoscoliosis T6-T11 upper 40 deg T12-L4 low 35 deg. TLSO brace for 18 mo. surgery '08 upper 28 deg. low 31deg. Had lamenectomy with decompression done 6/5/13 on L4,
    L5, S1. Also have
    osteoarthritisis, spinal stenosis, and DDD all in lumbar spine...

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    Here is the crazy stuff I do. lol After surgery...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_vByR8I-kU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRnBn...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMPlUUmByIo

    *note.. this isn't me in any of them.. but I do the same exact thing.
    Dx '06 adolescent idiopathic kyphoscoliosis T6-T11 upper 40 deg T12-L4 low 35 deg. TLSO brace for 18 mo. surgery '08 upper 28 deg. low 31deg. Had lamenectomy with decompression done 6/5/13 on L4,
    L5, S1. Also have
    osteoarthritisis, spinal stenosis, and DDD all in lumbar spine...

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    Maddy, that looks AWESOME - I couldn't tell which one was you though?
    Me, a Mod? Nah ... I'll always be a rocker

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    Quote Originally Posted by GillyG View Post
    Maddy, that looks AWESOME - I couldn't tell which one was you though?
    Same here. lol
    Dx '06 adolescent idiopathic kyphoscoliosis T6-T11 upper 40 deg T12-L4 low 35 deg. TLSO brace for 18 mo. surgery '08 upper 28 deg. low 31deg. Had lamenectomy with decompression done 6/5/13 on L4,
    L5, S1. Also have
    osteoarthritisis, spinal stenosis, and DDD all in lumbar spine...

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    I'm the one with my legs splayed because it was the only way I could lean up enough to pull the board up
    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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    Hi All. New here. The only things I can not do are only in my head, I was Diagnosed at the age 6-7 and had my operation when I was 13. I can remember still being in my plaster cast and going off road motor biking with my older brother. I then went on to doing banger racing in my twenties, and still enjoy Karting at the age of 39. I have won a few races so not only do I really enjoy it, I am also very competitive, however because of the shape of my back, boy do I suffer with bruising and blisters the next day.
    Things I can’t do……. Feel comfortable around strangers, I am always conscious of my hump (hate that word ) I wish I could enjoy sitting on the beach on summer holidays. I love winter because jumpers and coats hide my back!!!

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    Just thought I would pop on and say hello and Welcome to SSO.
    I am 61 years old and the resident SSO fossil. I live in Oklahoma,USA with my husband Allen. We have one daughter Jae and she has three kids.Our grandkids are: Aidan is8. He's the one pictured in my current avatar. Jenna Jean is 7 and Ryan Allen is just 4 It's full time chaos here! I was diagnosed in 1965 at 14 years with Kyphoscoliosis and 2 curves measuring 68 and 63 degrees. My last measurements were in 2004 at 155, 88 and 55+ degrees. I have never had surgery or bracing so I now am on full time oxygen and use a Non Invasive Ventilator at night. at night.

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    Well I am 58, Oh Boy, cant believe it anyway and I can do absolutely anything I want. Because I am in pain I know it is going to hurt afterwards but that doesnt stop me. I still garden, touch my toes, walk the dog, run a little, can't vacuum, now isn't that a shame, swim, tai chi, the list is endless. Love all these answers.


    Lorraine.
    Operated on in 1966 in Australia. T4 to L3 with Harrington rods, no problems until 10 years ago, and the pain has been on going since. Not complaining, life could be a lot worse.
    One of my favourite sayings
    Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want.

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    I love this thread, it's made me feel so positive

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    I've been quite active since my surgery (almost 5 years ago!!)
    Fused: T1-L4
    Instrumentation: 2 titanium rods, 16 screws and 5 hooks
    Age: 23

    Since surgery I have went abseilling, scuba diving, running, swimming, rock diving, cycling, rock and mountain climbing, go karting, body boarding, bowling, played tennis, badminton, gone to the gym (and done weights!), sleighing, parasailing, and rowing!

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    Fused: T2-L4
    Instrumentation: 2 titanium rods, 22 screws
    Age: 14

    Since surgery three & a bit months ago i have cycled, played netball, swam, danced, played badmiton & done running x

    Successful correction surgery 01/12/2009 at Alder Hey from T2 to L3
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    Hi all.
    Well I've not had an op yet. But here's something I've found that I can do at my pace & Sitting Down! (I find standing / walking a major issue)

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Hants-CKD/149114966255?ref=ts

    If anyone wants any more info sned me an e-mail / message.
    Sam x

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    i drove a ninety mile round trip yesterday, not bad for someone who is just shy of 3 and a half months post op
    Latitude: 54° 57' 34" N Longitude: 1° 25' 16" W


    Mark's a groovin an a movin

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    Alyssie Stewart, 21 years young! (lol)
    Thoraco-lumbar anterior spinal fusion, T11-L3
    1 rod and 5 screws - left sided,
    And I can bop!
    "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary..." - Steve Jobs

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    i drove a ninety mile round trip yesterday, not bad for someone who is just shy of 3 and a half months post op
    Wow Mark, you've come such a long way
    Me, a Mod? Nah ... I'll always be a rocker

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