It was just over a year ago when I first looked at my dripping wet 6-year-old daughter when she got out of the tub and noticed something was not quite right. Her rib cage looked shifted to the left. Strange, I thought. I showed my husband and he didn’t think much of it, but we both thought we better take a trip to the doctor.
I don’t know if my denial gene was in full force, but I never thought of scoliosis. Wasn’t that for older kids, anyway? I knew my husband has it, but only since his teenage years. But, sure enough, when she bent over and touched her toes in the doctor’s office that day, I saw it plain and clear – and it was completely obvious. Had I just not been paying attention? If she wasn’t so skinny and her ribs weren’s so visible, would I not have noticed? For how long? Questions streamed through my mind, but I knew one thing for sure: this would start an adventure for our family that would last for many years.
I am a woman of faith, as you will see throughout my telling of our adventures, and I knew three things for sure: 1. God would give me (and us) the strength to do what was necessary 2. God has a plan for us, and 3. This wasn’t going to be easy, but, in the end we would be OK. Not perfect, but OK. If you are struggling with similar issues in your family, please join us on our adventure. Share in our stories, share in our heartache, share in our triumphs, but mostly, I hope you can share in our hope. And, for family members and friends who just want an update on our lives, well, you can come for that, too. Blessings to you all, and please come back for more as I learn how to use this amazing communication tool! And, post back telling me your stories as well.
6 thoughts on “Welcome to my world”
a very nice history on your family, God bless you all!
I didn’t know you had a band, ha, ha!
You are a nut, Lou! 🙂
Hi, I just came across your blog and just read through your very first post for now. About 3 years ago, during my senior year of high school, I had a spinal fusion for my scoliosis, too. It’s definitely a long journey that’s not easy at times, but like you, I rest in the fact that God has a plan, and He makes us exactly how He wants to accomplish His will. I am so thankful for my scoliosis and all that I have learned through it. God has helped me through it every step of the way, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything! I hope that you will be able to look back and say the same. If you haven’t seen my blog, you can check it out at http://scoliosis-braceyourself.blogspot.com/. Wishing you the best!
Thanks. I’m glad to hear a positive story. I will have to check out your blog and possibly share with my daughter.
I just read your post. Last Wednesday I was sitting watching my 12 year old do yoga poses on the floor in front of me. There was an odd hump on one side of her back….now 5 days later, we have had X-rays, she has a 33 deg bend, we’ve seen a specialist and are booked in to get a Boston Brace.
I’ve had similar thoughts to you….how could I have missed it? what if I hadn’t been stuck at home because of Covid-19 and therefore wasn’t looking at her that day? when would I have noticed it? I have so much guilt as her mother, but I know I’m being unfair on myself. I do expect some tough going for my daughter going forward…..but she will get through because she is strong and an amazing girl.
Hi Leesa. Thanks for reaching out. Yes, Mom guilt is a terrible thing. But, the important thing is that you found it!! Blessings on your journey and reach out if you need support…