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Old 15th June 2013, 09:36 PM
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I did my first unassisted forwards roll on Wednesday at cheer it has taken a while as I always freaked out about going over as a result of a trampolining incident when I was younger.
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Old 15th June 2013, 10:21 PM
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Congratulations!
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Old 17th June 2013, 10:00 AM
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Congratulations Bronte, I have never been able to do a roll forward and I remember in school my P.E. teacher insisted I do one and she hurt my back trying to push me forward and ever since that I was terrified to try to do it.
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Old 23rd June 2013, 10:13 PM
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In April I managed to walk 570 metres high to the top of Maulin hill in winter conditions and yesterday I walked to the top of Djouce mountain which is 725 metres Maulin hill and Djouce mountain are based in County Wicklow which is south of Dublin.
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Old 24th June 2013, 12:09 PM
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Well done Muriel,
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Old 24th June 2013, 08:51 PM
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Yay, that's fantastic
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Old 2nd July 2013, 04:07 PM
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You can play golf - and be good at it. Ken Duke (aged 43) won a US championship recently and he had corrective scoliosis surgery when he was 15!
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Old 24th July 2013, 09:59 PM
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Climb over your 6ft garden fence after the storms that occurred yesterday night and then scramble under your rabbit hutch (whoops!). Surprised myself because I had to hoist myself with no grip did feel a bit like my back was about to give birthday to an external rod soon so it sure won't become a habit!

And also work a 7 hour shift (with a 30 min break in the middle) on your feet constantly bending constantly to the floor and crouching to reach things

Not even 10 months post op yet!
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Old 24th July 2013, 11:51 PM
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Yay Tiff!! You seem to be doing great
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Old 25th July 2013, 09:11 AM
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Thank you Jenny must admit surprised myself - never thought I'd be doing this so soon!


Also never added spending over 6 hours in thin 4 inch stilettos (no platform) whilst dancing, walking constantly at prom. Was only 8 and a bit months post op then
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Old 25th July 2013, 09:31 AM
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Is your job physically demanding Tiff?
Congrats on getting a job.
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Old 25th July 2013, 11:22 AM
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Tiff

What were you doing under your rabbit hutch?
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Old 26th July 2013, 08:08 AM
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It is Stella - at least for someone with a fused spine due to the constant bending.

Lol Mark I forgot my key and we have a spare there
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Old 26th July 2013, 10:02 AM
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I am 3 months post op and last night bent and touched the ground for the first time. It took me 3 weeks of gradually getting lower but at last i managed it
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Old 7th August 2013, 06:37 PM
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SAILING!



This photo of Maddy was taken today. She is 13 years old and 2 years post-fusion, and today she achieved her RYA Level 4. She has only been sailing since last September and she absolutely loves it. She won't do her physiotherapy exercises but boy does she get a workout when she's sailing! I was watching her today after capsize drill, pulling herself up out of the water and on to the boat. Then when they had finished sailing, pulling/pushing the boat out of the water. She's totally covered in bruises but, over the last 3 days, has never seemed happier. She's certainly found her thing and is hoping to do her Assistance Instructor course next season. The only thing she can't do is lean out of the boat as you have to arch your back, but that's not required much in the boats she sails. She's a very gutsy sailor, staying out in tough conditions when others decide to give up. I think all that she has been through has shaped her character and, of course, I am very proud.
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