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.

The Light Within

Welcomed visitor to my garden! What inspires you to keep going? Living with scoliosis has not always been easy, and, at times, I think it does limit what I can do both physically and mentally. But I do take comfort in knowing that I am not alone, you are not alone, and together, we can … Continue reading The Light Within

Scoliosis braces

Brace yourself- The scoliosis braces of my past!

Brace? I have to wear a brace!? Those may be the first words coming to mind after your scoliosis diagnosis; I sure know they were mine! In the early-mid 1990s, I had my first brace fitting. I remember being wrapped mummy-style in cheesecloth material from my underarms to my pelvis, my torso plastered in, well, … Continue reading Brace yourself- The scoliosis braces of my past!