When I was diagnosed with scoliosis May 2018 I was told to consider bracing for 23 hours a day. On my 2nd visit with a new doctor at Phoenix Children’s Hospital I was told that bracing wouldn’t be an option and that I would have a T4-L4 spinal fusion two months later on December 11, 2018.
I am now 5 months post-op and free to do whatever I want. I had a very quick recovery and I’m really happy with how far I’ve made it in the last year.
The Curvy Girls group was one of the first things I found to learn about scoliosis when I was diagnosed and the people I’ve met through it have made my journey much easier, so I’m extremely excited to become a co-leader of Arizona!
I live in Yuma, AZ with my parents, dog, and 3 brothers. I love basketball, exercising, and animals. I am also a vegetarian!
I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 11. At the time it was very slight, so it didn’t seem like a big deal. My doctor said that bracing was not really an option for me. By the next year, my curve had significantly increased, so I was referred to a surgeon in Phoenix. At first we just kind of watched the curve, and it seemed like it had stalled out. Then by my latest appointment on June 3rd, it had increased by 13 degrees. I had surgery scheduled for July 7th, but due to COVID it was canceled. As of now I am waiting on a new surgery date.
I love the idea of helping other girls who are going through what I’m going through. I know it is a scary and stressful event in people’s lives, so I want to help!