Living With Scoliosis

Living With Scoliosis

A lot of people don't know this condition exists. But it does. A lot of people suffer from this. And I am one of them. This is my story of what it's like to live with Scoliosis.

published on May 07, 201484 reads 38 readers 16 not completed
Chapter 1.

October 2012

Just a normal day, right? But I woke up, and it didn't feel like it. My head hurt like no tomorrow. I was dizzy walking down the stairs. My mum saw me, and thought I was too dizzy to go to school, so she kept me off.
We went to the doctor's to see my GP, Dr. Green. I thought it was nothing serious, but then I was referred to hospital.
Gutted.

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In the hospital I stayed on the children's ward, Ward 21. There were lots of paintings on the wall to distract the little children from the pain.
The nurses came to visit me, and ran some tests on me. They asked me to walk, to bend down, all that.
But when I bent down, they noticed something wrong with my shoulderblade. They said it was nothing serious, but they still booked an appointment for me on 3rd of January 2013. But apart from that, I got told to stay overnight in hospital.

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The nurses gave me this yellow medicine thingy to take, which stopped the pain. I was out by midday the next day, but still on that medicine. 3 words. Dis. Gust. Ing. But it did help with my forehead. So all that was left to do was continue through the days up until our next appointment. So I did.
And it was a long wait.
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Sliversplashthecat
My friend has a problem with her foot, it something that old people get. She'll have to get surgery if she runs too much.
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on May 14
Shadow_Akira
//Oh my gosh, I'm so glad I'm not the only one here on Qfeast who has Scoliosis! I haven't had surgery yet, but right now, it's a critical moment for my spine. If I don't continue to wear the brace, I'll be getting surgery... I don't want surgery...
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Lady_Artemis
*hugs* I know how you feel. I didn't want the surgery either.
To be honest, it's not all that bad. At least you get to bring your stuffed plushies with you
(Yeah, my English teacher gave me a cute little sheep plushie)
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Lady_Artemis
XD it's fine.
And yeah, the rods stay in for the rest of your life. You barely feel them though. I mean, unless you want to, which you can just touch your back
But I wouldn't recommend slouching in your posture after the surgery. The rods make you sit up straight, shoulders back XD
One slouch, and pain comes. Believe me, I went through that.
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on November 12, 2015
Shadow_Akira
//Oh, really? My doctor said 3 months. That's weird... It's kind of disappointing though, how you still have to wear the brace after getting surgery.

You still have the 2 metal rods in your back, right? Does it feel any different with the rods or not? Sorry if I'm asking too many questions. I'm just curious. ^^
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on November 12, 2015
Lady_Artemis
Actually, average recovery time in the hospital is a week, but I only stayed for 4 days.
As for the brace, I only wore one because my surgeon didn't straighten the bottom curve (he wanted to keep my flexibility).
So, I wore a Boston Brace for 8 months. Got it off in February 2014, and I watched it get crushed
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on November 12, 2015
Shadow_Akira
//And you still have to wear the brace, right? And stay in hospital for 3 months? That's what the doctor told me.
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on November 12, 2015
Lady_Artemis
2, actually. One at each side of your spine.
Then they tighten them with little screws, that's what straightens your spine up.
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on November 12, 2015
Shadow_Akira
//*Hugs back* Aw, that's so sweet of your English teacher~!! ^^

But wait, don't they put a metal rod in your spine or something like that?
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on November 12, 2015
Silestra7
Evenstar: Be strong! When the surgery is over, you will live like any normal kid.
Me: Also, you are actually lucky to just have Scoliosis. You could have had an disease with no known cure, like the "Dancing Sickness".
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Lady_Artemis
I already had the surgery, like, nearly a year ago XD
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Silestra7
Diamond: XD
Lightning: -_- *punches Diamond*
Everyone but Diamond and Lightning: *hides*
Me: Well, Diamond's mad. Plus, I like the "Operate Now" games. They're fun!
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on June 24, 2014
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on May 08, 2014
The_Panda_Otaku
Oh wow..
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on May 08, 2014
DarkAngel1204
I can not wait to read more of your incredible journey! I am so glad you are telling your story to everyone to know this disease! Great job
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on May 08, 2014
swageyamatobiyolo
This is really sad!!
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on May 07, 2014