Saturday, August 29, 2009

Step on a Crack

This is why you wear a back brace as a kid if a doctor says so. The X-ray on the left is from when my back curved 80 degrees from scoliosis over four years ago.

2 rods, 25 screws, 2 pelvic bolts and 16 total hours of back surgeries later and viola! An almost straight spine and 3 more inches of height.

My surgery was done when I was 36. The poor girl in the story below suffered from the same affliction at only 11 years old.

She was teased and called "Hunchback of Notre Dame" from the way she walked. Kids are cruel, that's true, but at least she can now stand up to them.

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