I was awoken from my bed at 4:00 am on Saturday, July 12th, 1997, for my scoliosis surgery. The drive to the hospital was nearly 2.5 hours with surgery check-in at 7 am. My mother and father drove me to the surgery center while I resumed sleeping in the camper shell of our truck. When … Continue reading Surgery Day Part 1
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.
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