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Old 23-12-2009, 07:19 PM
kaitlins mum kaitlins mum is offline
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Hi everyone,

I just joined the forum yesterday. Am mum to Kaitlin who will be 15 in March.
She had surgery in February 2008 in Brisbane after some time in the TLSO brace (July 06 - Nov 07) which didnt help all that much despite her being very compliant with wearing it.

These were our "stats"

[SIZE=2]Jan 08 (pre op) T1-5 WAS 27 degrees, now 15 degrees (May 08)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2] t5-10 WAS 51 degrees, now 11 degrees[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2] T10-L4 was 36 degrees, now 16 degrees[/SIZE]

We dont have to go back and see the surgeon until 2011. Everything is really great with Kaitlin these days and she is just your typical teenage girl. Only thing that is really a no no is contact sports and dangerous type activities. She does do ice skating for school sport which somewhat worries me but the surgeon has given the all clear for that as well. Very faint and long scar down her back and to my eye nice and straight for the most part.

I appreciate what a long a bumpy road many of you are going through. I feel like i have forgotten a lot of it (which is good news i guess) but kept a diary during our stay in hospital and can definitely relate. I suppose i wanted to let those about to go through this or anywhere along the way that there is life after the surgery and even though it seems very hard at the time (with many tears shed) everything will be ok.

I hope to pop in from time to time and help out as i can or give our perspective on things. Have a wonderful Christmas , Melinda xx
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Old 23-12-2009, 09:57 PM
Scarlet-Sunset Scarlet-Sunset is offline
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HI Melinda and welcome,
It is good to hear from another mum who has had a daughter go through it all. Good to know there is light at the end of the tunnel.
You have a Merry Christmas too!

REgards,
Judy (daughter Lauren had surgery on 5th Dec this year)
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Old 24-12-2009, 12:28 AM
Rodverta Braefusion Rodverta Braefusion is offline
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Hi Melinda,
Welcome to the forum.

Hi Judy,
How is Lauren coming along?
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Old 24-12-2009, 07:40 AM
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Welcome Melinda. Thanks for your input. I'm sure the input from a Mum who's been there, done that will be very helpful for those facing what you've already been through with your daughter.

Merry Christmas to you too!
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:03 PM
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Hi everyone,
it's so reassuring to read these posts and know that there is light at the end of the tunnel, my 15 yo is having surgery on the 18th Jan and as the day draws near this forum seems to be the only place that gives me some peace of mind.
thank you and best wishes to all
Sue
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:45 PM
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Best of luck for your 15 y.o's surgery on the 18th. Let us know how she goes. I hope she's coping with the awful pre-op strain ok.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:05 PM
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Hi Jen thanks for your well wishes. I dont really know how she's coping, she says she's not to worried but I have a feeling she's not opening up. She's been really lazy too, she's not sick but quite tired, I found her asleep at odd hours over the last few days, maybe her routine has gone haywire, especially if she's not sleeping well at night. We see the surgeon again tomorrow so I'll keep yoiu posted.
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Sue
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