Scoliosis surgery

I donated blood… to myself.

The only major preparation I remember doing for my impending scoliosis surgery was to have my own blood available for transfusion. Blood loss during scoliosis surgery can be quite extensive and often requires the need of transfusions to replenish what is lost during the procedure.  To make the whole process easier, my surgeon suggested that … Continue reading I donated blood… to myself.

I’m a follower, not a leader. Or am I?

I had a difficult time believing I would ever be a leader. In fact, I was always perfectly fine being a follower. As a shy, quiet introvert, I always envied others who were talkative and outgoing. They were who I wanted to be as they exhibited qualities I thought were characteristic of leaders- brave, determined, … Continue reading I’m a follower, not a leader. Or am I?

June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month

Boy, do I feel sheepish! After nearly 30 years with scoliosis, I had no idea that there was a scoliosis awareness month or even a support ribbon until I started this blog! Guess I have been out of the loop for quite some time! I am pleasantly surprised to see so much support available for … Continue reading June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month