just to say i had my bone grapht done a few weeks ago and im perfectly fine.
you might see a little lump on your hip but it will gently go away. just to say please dont be sad as you will will feel perfectly fine 3 weeks after.
i will tell you a joke that will make you laugh.
as soon as i came back from operating theartre do you know what i did? i asked for some thing to eat. all i got was a bowl of rice but i supose its better than nothing lol!!:)
Hi everyone! i just had my 1st bone graph and can i just just want to say it wasn't as bad as i thought it was.
i spent the night at the hospital that wasn't as bad but mind you i never got some sleep lol!!!!! if anyone is scared about their bonegraph just ask dr clip and he wil tell you everything your worried about.
by the way im ten and i had it done. my dad had it done when he was eighteen. thats so unfair!!:(
There is nothing wrong with having a cleft lip and palate actually it is very very good to be different
Hi i am 11 and i have had 2 operations i had one is 2008 on the 23 rd of november and i had the other one when i was a baby
Hi i am 11 years old and from Newcastle
To Rachel, don't worry i had a bone graft and it went fine, I was better in no time. Don't worry. Best wishes x
hi everyone.im rachel and im about to have my bone graph. im really scared incase they get it wronge or something. my mum just tells me to not think about it and dont worry but i cant stop thinking about. could u give me some advice to stop me from thinking about it.
Hi I am 9 and I live in kent i was born with a cleft lip and palate and had to have a lot of opperations. I dont know anyone on this site yet because i am new. It would be nice 2 chat
I am writing after seeing what Michael with the bilateral cleft wrote. I am
9 and I have got Asperger's too and sometimes feel really sad because I am so frightened about my bone graft operation. I would like to know how you feel.
Hi Katie, welcome to CLAPA Kidz! My name's Ely, I work at CLAPA. I hope you like the website - get in touch if I can ever help with anything!
hi i am new to clapa kidz
Hi ! i am 11 and i have had 2 operations over cleft lip the first one was when i was very little and i cannot remember it. However, i do remember my second operation when i was nine it was my bone graph. First you cannot eat 12 hours before the operation. The operation lasts about 3-4 hours. When you wake up you will feel pain in your hip and that is normal, it will where off in about 5 days. At first you are only aloud to eat liquidised foods which was hard for me cause i am fussy. i must of ate like just pasta and yoghurt.
HI my cleft lip looks fine now after 3 operations.
I'm Michael and I was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. I have had 14 operations. My cleft team are at Great Ormond Street hospital (GOSH). I have asperger syndrome aswell. By the way, I'm 11 years old.
hi i new to clapakids
My name is Tom & I am almost 9. I'm feeling frustrated - i've got a cleft lip & palate on my philtrum. Mr Mercer has done 3 ops so far & I'm waiting for a bone graft op date. I also have Asperger's Syndrome.
Summer Camp is taking place in Wales from the 2nd - 6th August this year. The thought of spending time away from your parents for the first time can be a little scary but you will make friends in no time at all. You may like to post your question in the forum on our other website http://www.clapedge.com as there are young people who use that website who have been on lots of camps and will be able to tell you a bit more about it. If you have any questions or would like to chat about camp please feel free to write back or call us on 020 7833 4883
haw old do you have to be to go on a summer camp?
Hi Curtis, summer camp is for children aged between 9 and 15 years old. It's always great fun - hope to see you there sometime
I am nine years old and I kind of want to go to the summer camp for clapa but I am very, very scared to be away from my parents for a long time. where is the camp and has anyone been to it and has been scared? was it fun? how many people go to it?
Is there anyone here that has a more severe cleft which involves the eyes? I have a very unique cleft and am trying to find someone else who has too.
I am from Leeds.
Unfortunately there will be no ski camp this year. Have you thought about coming on our summer camp instead? It is always great fun and there are loads of exciting activities to take part in! The dates for summer camp and application forms will be available to download from the website shortly
hi i was wondering if there i a ski camp this year as i am looking to go to it?
Thanks for your post.
I'm afraid the council is only open to young people born with a cleft lip and/or palate at this time. There are lots of other ways you can get involved though by attending family days or activities at your local branch like their Christmas party.
We love your article in left clip! Thank you for helping CLAPA!
can i be a member of the council even if i dont have a cleft lip or palate???
my little sister molly does though.
i also want to say i am very exited that i am in left clip!!!
i hope you all like reding my artical!!!!
You're welcome! Let me know if there is anything else I can help with
thanks Ely, that was really helpful, i will ask my consultant the next time i see him :D thanksx
It's Ely here from CLAPA.
There is an operation called Rhinoplasty that is used to change the shape of your nose once you have stopped growing. You can find some more information on it in Left Clip magazine issue 17 or by clicking on this
If you would like more information about Rhinoplasty and to find out when, and if it might be right for you please talk to your hospital cleft team who will be happy to chat to you about it
Hi! great website loving the games i have a cleft lip and pallet and i don't really care.people give me wired looks sometimes but i don't care i have loads of friends to help me! The only thing i want to know is if i can have an op to make my nose look normal?? Thanks bye
how did your bone grapht go?
i hope it went well,
hi im lewis im am 12 years old i have had a bone graph on the 23 december
2008 i think that having a cleft pallet is the same as not having a cleft pallet so for any bullies out there STOP BULLYING US so if any one has trobbels just say go away and if they ask why u got a cleft just tell them i was born with it and walk away and not listen
Hi,my name is Michael and I am 8 years old and I am having my bone graft on 14th September. I am quite scared about it.
Hi my name is Charlie I have a cleft lip. Some people make fun of me but I stay strong and I ignore them. I try to get on with other people. I half met
any one else with a cleft lip. So i would be happy to meet any one out tnere
Hello Clapa Kids
My name is Jenny. I am enjoying myself here in SOUTH AFRICA. I do not miss my family much, and I just surprised myself by saying that.
By the way, I hope you have not forgotten about me and I hope you enjoy this E-MAIL a lot.
I wish I could be there for your wonderful activities. Although I am not missing the activities because...I AM JOINING SEA CUBS/SCOUT!!! I am enjoying sea cubs a lot , would you like to know the cub promise ?If you would like to know the cub promise then here it is; if you don’t want to know, then don’t read it:
“I promise to do my best-
To do my duty to God and my country;
To keep the law of the wolf Cub Pack
And to do a good turn to somebody everyday.”
And the cub law is this:
“The cub gives in to the old wolf
The cub does not give in to himself.”
In SOUTH AFRICA it is sometimes so hot as 37 degrees hot! Which is more than the normal temperature in ENGLAND! Now, what shall we talk about now?
I really wrote because I am coming back to England in June for a operation on my mouth. I am having a bone graft and wanted to know if anyone else has had this? I am having braces afterwards but how do you brush your teeth when you have braces? Don’t braces make you have brown teeth?
I would love to meet up with any other girl or boy who has a cleft lip!
I am 8years old and will be living in Doncaster which is in South Yorkshire in England Anyway, I hope you like this letter and print it in the magazine!
Yours in love
Jennifer Katherine Lancaster
I agree with you Clare there are brill ways to stop bullying (you rock girl!).
Britany, here's some advice althouth I have NOT got a cleft lip or palate I would say just walk away and ignore. Tell your mum or dad brother or sister,aunt,uncle,gran,grandpa or teacher. Just keep saying to yourself "I can get through this I can!!!" Also just carry on with life dont let it get you down you should like school not hate it(sorry if you do hate it without the bullies). Remember the bullies were probably bullied as well so please don't let them take over you as you may also in a few years time become a bully. DO NOT LET IT TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE OK? and if it gets really bad and you have told someone you can always go on the the anti-bulling campaign website:www.bulling.co.uk or email them at:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope this helps.
Also congratulations Emily on your new baby brother this website will definitely help you understand your baby brothers operations whenever he has them!
Britany, renember YOU CAN BEAT BULLYS.
This is how to stop the bullies!!!
1. stick up to them!!! and tell them would u like it if someone did this to u!!!!
2. tell the teacher!!!
3. try to make friends wth them!!!
4. do something real funky and show them u do not care!!!
Try any one it worked fo me!!!
Dont be afraid of bullies as I stood up to my bullies and we are now good friends by the way I am 11 and I have had all my ops they are worth the pain!!!!!
Love the website!!!
Hi my name is britney and I want to know how to stop the bullying that people are doing to me please can you tell me because it feels like it is changing my life.Thank you. Write back
Hi clapa kidz,
I am going to have a baby brother with cleft lip and palate in 12 weeks, but I am sure the doctors and nurse will do a brilliant job!!!!
hiay,just to say this website is brill!!!
if you are part of the CLAPA children and young peoples council thanks for choosing my charectors for the CLAPA kidz.Just thought you all might want to know my school (rackham primay)raised £228 for CLAPA!!!
from jaimee tuck age 11
p.s my sister had a wide cleft palete shes a little anoying 2 1/2 years old now she has had 2operations for the cleft and 3 others.
Hi I'm 7 too why doesn't anything happen thats fun for my age!!
Hi i'm Ophelia and i would like to say good luck to everyone who is having an op and dont worry. bye xxx
wow i like your website i like your games i think are brilliant goodbye for now.
hiya my wee brother was born with a cleft lip and palate ,hes 1, and i would just like to thank the doctor who does the ops - they've done a brilliant job on his lip you could not even tell that he had it shaunie x x :D
im lizzie i have emailed you before my cleft lip operation.
my operation went superb
it had its ups and its definate downs but it has been a couple of months and the stitch has been taken out its really nice to see a website about children from all over the world that have cleft lip and palate love from lizzie aged 10
Hi there! dont be scared of bullies taking the micky. stand up to them and tell them ur not scared.
I am 7 why isn`t anything happening for 7 year olds?
Hi my name is dana, its hard when people laugh at me because i have cleft palate but frenchay hospital is giving out leaflets about a summer camp and ski camp for people with problems the same as mine! so i think that would help me.. bye then see you again.
Hi im jade and i was born with the cleft lip and palate and i've never met anyone that was born like me but thats cool because i know theres other people out there like me so i know im not the only one.
hiya clapa kidz, don't worry about ur operations.
it's just easier if u get it over and done with.
hi I'm edward .don't be scared of bone graph it is ok I had mine 2 monts ago and now I am playing rugby. it herts to walk on the first day and you feel a bit stif.just think of it as time off school ha ha
How do pepole get cleft lips when thay are born? I have one as well. I will go on Clapa Kidz as meen times as i can. Bye then.
Dear clapa kidz,
I have just had a bone graft at Leeds General Infirmary and my surgeon was Mr Smyth. He has done a great job! My hip is a lot better and stopped hurting after about ten days after wards! A nurse called Emma took my stitch in my hip out on Wednesday and i just have a scar which will fade in time! I am clapa kidz number one fan!
Don't worry about your operation. The doctors and nurses are fab.
People make rude comments about my lip what can I do back?
I was a born with a cleft palate and I feel left out with loads of things I can't do and it is also quite painful sometimes and I really don't like it and I sometimes get very frustrated.