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If you are a regular reader of the blog you'll know about my son Jono. He has scoliosis and kyphosis and had a spinal fusion surgery in 2009 when he was 16. He was great for a few years but has been in a lot of pain in recent years. It seems the spine is... Continue Reading →

Pancakes and Polyps

Today was a stressful day. Jono had to go to the day clinic in Sligo University Hospital for an endoscopy test. As always Jono was cool, calm and collected. I, on the other hand, was a bag of nerves. I think it's the waiting around that gets to me. So when Jono was in having... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Jono

Jono turns 24 years old today. Those 24 years have gone in the blink of an eye. That tiny baby has turned into a wonderful man who I am proud to call my son. Jono is an inspiration. He has had various health problems since he was born and each day is a struggle for... Continue Reading →

The Wait Begins

If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter you'll know that we are just back from a couple of days in Newcastle which I'll tell you about later. When we arrived back in Dublin we had to head to Tallaght as Jono had a hospital appointment. They always seem to call everyone in at the... Continue Reading →

The Waiting Game

I'm sure if you live in Ireland you will know all about the huge waiting list for children with scoliosis to be seen by a consultant. Jono had his spinal surgery in 2009 and it was a battle back then. Sadly things haven't improved at all over the last 8 years. You can watch Megan... Continue Reading →

Avena Leisure Centre

When Jono had his check up in Dublin the consultant told him to try physiotherapy in a swimming pool to help his back pain. The only problem was he can only do about 15 minutes a week at the moment so joining a leisure centre would have been expensive and the sports centre would be... Continue Reading →

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