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Old 11-04-2013, 01:40 PM
Joey Joey is offline
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Default Waiting for surgery date

Hi, we had our second appointment and found out that my daughters curves have increased and she will need surgery so we are now just wainting for a date.
Just a couple of things has anybody had any success with any non surgical treatment?
Also, is there an awareness month in australia?
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:08 PM
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Hi Joey,
What an anxious time for you, hope they can give you a date soon. My son was not diagnosed until 60 degrees so we knew bracing wasn't really an option, just a delaying technique until surgery could be done. This was in Perth last November. We ended up having surgery in Melbourne in Feb and his recovery is slow but good.
Not sure on public waiting times in adelaide(?) but I don't think they are too long at (name of hospital removed by admin) in Melbourne. It may be worth organizing a second opinion in melb just to get a foot in the door? You will still need a loan for airfares and accom but it would be way less than going private in Adelaide.
Send me private message if you want to talk further about surgeons and hospitals!
Good luck, I found that the more info you can get is the only way you can start to feel a little in control of a situation which is basically out of control! Make sense? Liz
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Old 15-04-2013, 03:36 PM
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Hi Liz,
We know her surgery will take place this year, just waiting on a date. When we had the initial x-rays done her major curve was at 50 degrees at our last appointment the curve has increased to 67 degrees. So surgery has come sooner than expected. We are happy with our specialist, I was just wondering if anybody has taken the non surgical way and what success they have had with it.
Also my daughter wants to raise awareness and if there is an organisation in Australia that is for scoliosis so I can get in contact with them and find out some information.
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