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Old 27-01-2020, 11:19 PM
DeeElle DeeElle is offline
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Default 5 years post op

Thought we'd post an update because I know how distressed I was pre-op of my daughter's surgery and we are coming up to the big 5 years since surgery. She was 12 at the time with 3 curves (52, 40, 20 or thereabouts). 5 years later you wouldn't even know she'd had surgery. She has a faint scar that she is rather proud of and very minor right hip protrusion which I only notice coz I'm scanning for it. Last results from surgeon was 8 degrees main curve and rest negligible. No muscle bulges or shoulder differences, no more appointments. Life goes on and she's riding full time and teaching other kids to ride whilst starting year 12.

Message to parents, find a good surgeon and try not to worry. Get them into a sport if you can pre surgery. I know it sounds like I'm minimising, but it will be ok. I wish someone had said that to me 5 years ago.

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