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Old 8th August 2008, 12:50 PM
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Smile What to take to hospital - suggestions please!

hi everyone! you may have spotted this in "general discussions", but i thought it might be appropriate to have one here as well, because i know that sometimes parents supporting younger children face different issues to adult patients.

the plan is that everyone post their suggestions and then i'll pull it together a bit more neatly.

items falling into the following categories would be gratefully accepted:

1 - preparing at home

2 - clothing and toiletries

3 - home comforts (e.g. things to keep you occupied!)

4 - getting home and getting back to normal

looking forward to hearing your suggestions!
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Diagnosed in March 2001 by family GP after my mum noticed an asymmetry in my spine. Referred to a consultant at the RNOH, Stanmore and started attending consultations for x-rays twice a year. Prescribed a TLSO brace to be worn 16 hours per day. Began with double major curves at approx 48 degrees. Offered surgery in 2003 aged 16 and declined to continue with school. Requested surgery in 2005 instead. Had T11-L3 fused on 16th July 2005 and haven't looked back! Released for all activities in March 2006, having been driving and riding horses with consultant's permission since 7 weeks post op.
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