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Old 16-04-2013, 08:40 PM
Lucyharry68 Lucyharry68 is offline
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Unhappy ? Depression is it common among people with scoliosis?

I feel as though I am in limbo -i am somewhere between seeing a specialist booked for early may and actually having a conclusive answer and surgery date. I'm wondering if others have felt like they cannot move forward, its like my mind has put my life on hold till i know whats happening...stopped living until after surgery...
Any past/present advice and experience would be so greatly appreciated ;|

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Old 17-04-2013, 06:55 AM
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Default Re: ? Depression is it common among people with scoliosis?

Hi Lucy

Depression is probably very common amongst us.

I was sooooo very depressed before my surgery. Actually, I can honestly say I was depressed since way back in my early teens when my deformity started to show. Even though I managed to live a (kind-of) fake normal, outwardly happy life, I was desperately sad, all the time. And like you, very much feeling in limbo. I felt like that for so many years by being distracted by my scoliosis, just wishing, wondering and waiting for it to be bad enough for surgery. Sounds so silly!

After my second surgery which removed my hump, that horrible heavy cloud instantly lifted, even though there was physical pain. It has been one of the most profound experiences of my life. I still can't believe it has happened and I feel so very relieved.

The time preceding appointments is not the best time, as there is endless waiting, wondering how the things will go, and I expect you have your concerns of managing with your children and whether to have another. It is hard not having all of the answers to sort out the logistics of life. We are not so good when we are not in control but May is not far away. Your specialist may simply tell you what the next move is, making it easier for you to plan.

Hang in there.
Christine x
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Old 17-04-2013, 10:08 PM
Rodverta Braefusion Rodverta Braefusion is offline
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Default Re: ? Depression is it common among people with scoliosis?

Hi Lucy, I don't think you have depression. You are probably just thinking overtime about how your life will be after the surgery. My suggestions is to carry on as normal and take each day as it comes and deal with any issues as they come along.I can't say that I was depressed but the pain severity was certainly letting me down. I just carried on as normal to the best of my ability, however lying down every 5 minutes was annoying the crap out of me as I have always been very active. Think positive and you will be fine. Regards, RB
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