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Old 09-10-2010, 11:13 PM
tracy tracy is offline
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I was a bit scared to post at fist 3 months ago...

But with whats happenrd it now seems trivial to worry what gets posted on internet??

Our daughter had 40 degree curve in June at just 9 years of age??

We saw 3 specialists in 3 months...all the while her curve increased by 1 degree a week?? Dont know if this is normal?

We sent x-rays to a surgeon who made an apointment for her in 2days!!! This man is very special!! Very compasionate! Her curve had gone from 40 to 48 to 53 within 10 weeks??

We are booked for surgery on 23rd October. Staples from T5 to T11 also growing rods.

Our little 9 year old has a lot to get through...but shes tough!!

I have been following all your stories silently?? Am amazed at your strength & courage!!!

Just wanted to up-date & get over the internet scary feeling??

Our prayers are with you all
Tracy
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: surgery around the corner!!

With what you're dealing with at present a little ole post on the internet is nothing! (But I do remember feeling very nervous about my first few posts!)

I've heard of other children who have had rapid progression in their curve. It sounds like you've found a great surgeon who you have faith in to do what's required. I'm sending you a private message, check the top right hand corner if you're not used to this and you'll see "Private Messages". I just want to tell you about another site for mothers of children going through the same thing.
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:04 PM
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Hello Tracy, Just read your post. Wow! My heart go's out to you and your little girl. That is such a lot to cope with over such a short time. My daughters bend went from 30 to 43 degrees over 18 months and I thought that was bad. She goes for her surgery in 2 days. She says she is looking forward to less back ache in about 6 months. I found lots of cuddles helped for both myself and my girl. Please let us know how your going as surgery for your little one should have happened by now.
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Old 24-01-2011, 09:21 PM
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Hi Maz,

Only just found your post?? How did your daughter go?? She would be 6 weeks post op now...how are things?? I get a bit lost with the internet?? How old is your daughter? Hope all is well!!

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Tracy
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:51 PM
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Hi Tracy, Charlotte is back at school yr 12 - her last school year. Absolutely loves standing next to me and looking in the mirror to marvel at how much taller she is against me. She still takes pain relief throughout the day but says the pain is calming right down. She is still conscious of the scar but I can see a great improvement as the weeks go by. She is back learning to drive my car and is looking forward to applying for her P's in the next few weeks. She still tires easily but her specialist says it will take months to gain good exercise tolerance.
Thank you for your concern I will keep you posted
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