3 years post-op!

It seems like it was July 11th, 2017 the other day. It is crazy how fast time has passed. I just had my post appt and don’t have to go back for a few years. I am doing very well 3 years post-surgery. I have been able to run many miles and run 5k, 10k, …

The Adventures

I’ve been on a lot of adventures during 2018-2019. Time has gone by so fast, especially during my last year of high school. I had another surgery, applied to several colleges, was able to go ice skating/ skiing/snowboarding, hiked Mount Monadnock, ran a half marathon and had an unforgettable prom/ graduation. August 2018, I had …

Update!

In the past 6 months, I have raced several times doing a 5k,10k, and a half marathon! The 5k was my 1st running race post op, I did well for just starting to run again! This was my 2nd Half Marathon I have done. This was my 1st post op half marathon at 11 months …

2017

What a year, so many accomplishments!! 2017 was a big year and I learned so much from this surgery and life in general! In running this year, I ran my first half marathon and ran a personal best in a 10k! Beyond thankful for a successful surgery and all the support this year! I'm doing …

Meeting Julia 

Met another scoliosis warrior! It was so nice to hear her story and how her recovery was! It was nice to compare our stories before and after. She was sweet and brought me some sweet gifts, which was so nice! 

What I brought to the hospital 

You don't need that much, as I wore a hospital gown, towards the end of my stay I wore my own clothes. Easily/stretchable tank tops/shirts Shorts Socks Chargers and electronics Sneakers Blanket Stuff animal Pillow(s)-the car ride home you need a lot Chapstick Toothbrush and toothpaste Bathroom stuff

Pre Op! 

 Thursday the 22nd of June, I met Dr Braun for Pre Op since he wasn't gonna be there Monday! We went over where he was going to fuse me, the risks, he answered questions, talked about the surgery, and much more. We decided on doing the combo of some of my tissue, synthesised tissue and …

Meeting Izzy!

My surgeon give me the name of someone who had gone through a scoliosis spinal fusion, so I met Izzy recently. Izzy was very nice. We discussed the surgery and she answered any questions I had. She also gave me a ton of tips, which were helpful. Izzy makes and donates stuff animal bears for …

My Story 

I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 9 years old, then after a couple of months of the curve increasing, we decided to brace. I then wore a brace for 2 years, only at night. After that, I didn't have to wear the brace and the curve was stable at 30 degrees.  I tried …