I am now back after a writing hiatus that was supposed to be brief, but ended up lasting two months – we have been busy with a flurry of activity, including my daughter’s high school graduation, me directing a community theatre production, a trip out of town, dealing with my son’s new bracing issues AND…. DRUM ROLL PLEASE… my daughter’s graduation from her Scoliosis treatment!
A few weeks ago, we visited her orthopedic surgeon for the last time. It’s been 5 years since surgery and all is looking just GREAT. We’ve been working with Dr. Li a (and her predecessor Dr. Vanderhave) at University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital since my daughter was 6…so…11 years! 6 of those, she was bracing. The Doc informed me that most families don’t even follow up that much after surgery, but my daughter STILL has a 40 degree curve, and a lower lumbar curve that is not fused. So…I just did the follow ups because I wanted to make sure I crossed every T and dotted every i. But, now she’s done. This photo says it all….plus, she got one last rifle through the sticker bin. 🙂