What most of you probably won’t know is that I had Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) for almost all of my teenage years. I was diagnosed when I was 14 and had the corrective surgery when I was 17. For those of you interested, or have it yourself the degree of my curve was 45.
Scoliosis made me super self-conscious and often left me in huge amounts of pain, it would interfere in everything I did I was always thinking about how much discomfort I’d be in or how my curve would look.
I took the difficult decision to have spinal fusion even though it came with risks, I would have done anything to lessen the curve which was gradually progressing. Looking back at where I was and what was happening on this day one short year ago is madness to me, it really changed my life for the better and I finally had what most people take for granted, a straight spine.
If you’re reading this and you have Scoliosis and have the option of surgery, I say go for it, I wasn’t sure about it at first either but I’m sooo glad I had it! Also if you’d like any advice/tips/someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to contact me!!
Where did you have your surgery? Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Who was your surgeon? Lee Breakwell.
How long were you in hospital? 5 days.
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