View Full Version : Hello everyone, just checkin up.

10-04-2003, 12:49 PM
Hello out there! How is everyone? Well if u read my old thread i am 13 and i have scoliosis, and i wear a brace. My parents were looking at my hips this weekend. One of my hips is maybe a half a centimeter higher. I am sorta scared. So they schedualed an oopointment at the ortho. to check it out. At my last check up they said that i might get to have my brace off in December. WEll there was no way i could go in December. So this might be the oppointment i have been waiting for.... But this might be the worst one. I am so scared i don't know what to expect. Its really hard having scoliosis. Especially when u know it might be getting worse. I think about my scoliosis and wonder why me? I am nice i am friendly what did i do to deserve this? I try and be happy and show that i am not sad or scared at times. But i really am. Sometimes i just cry. I don't usually know why. But there are so many things to be sad about when u have scoliosis, i mean looking at other kids that can be free and don't have to wear a brace everyday. That would be the biggest gift! Some people take things for grantid. All those years i went without my brace and i never thougth twice about how lucky i am. But i know that God puts obsticles infront of u to make u think. I would have never thought about how lucky i was without getting the brace. But i know that when i get my brace off i will feel like the luckiest girl in the world! I will cherish everyday. But anyway know that u are special and that there is rewards to everything. God loves ya and he made u have scoliosis for a reason! *Hannah*

10-09-2003, 08:24 PM
I know EXACTLY how you feel about sometimes just crying and wondering why this has to happen to YOU. I just try to look on the bright side, but i'll admit, that doesn't always work AT ALL. A lot of people I know say they wouldn't wear it, but I really think they would if they were in this situation. I wear my brace 23 hours a day and I just hope it will all be worth it. I was told I can get out of it when I stop growing, but so far I am 5'10" and 4 months ago I was 5'9". If anyone wants to email me, shamrockdancer33@charter.net and my aol instant messenger sn is shamrockdancer33. hope to hear from you!

10-28-2003, 06:20 PM
I'm really glad for you that you might be getting your brace off. I'll think about you. I hope you will get it off. I know about the crying issue. The brace just puts pressure on you, and you just cry. I know how you feel.

05-27-2004, 08:00 PM
I know. Some times I just cry. I hate having to wear this thing. I hate having people pat me on the back and not being able to feel it. I hate it! but whats the point of hating it if i cant do anything about it? The only choice I have is to love it. I love it because it is keeping my curve from getting worse. I love it because it keeps me warm in the Winter! lol. I love it , I love it, I love it!!!

07-19-2004, 05:57 PM
I love your attitude! And I also love my brace!

07-20-2004, 05:59 PM
I know having scoliosis is a bummer, but theres nothing you can do to change it, so you might as well accept the facts and move on! There are worse things out there than wearing a brace - focus on what makes you happy, not things that you can't change!

07-21-2004, 08:03 PM
hey i fell the exact same way, when i get time off my brace its like the highlight of my day. i get my brace off soon and i am so glad! i dont know what we did to deserve this but it happened for a reason. i mean i dont like wearing my brace but at least we found out we had scoliosis early enough to get a brance and not surgery.

07-23-2004, 09:40 PM
i mean i dont like wearing my brace but at least we found out we had scoliosis early enough to get a brance and not surgery.

Hmmmm....I actually did have surgery so I guess that bit of optimism doesn't apply to me. But I'm happy my scoliosis is taken care of. I actually thought having surgery was kinda fun. I mean, it hurt and all but it was such a different experience, and now I have tons of stories to tell!