Do you know what really pisses me off and makes me so fucking angry? The people that say stupid shit about scoliosis. The ones that say sitting straight will cure it, the ones that say heavy bags cause it and those people that say shit like fucking YOGA cure it. Like sure Suzan, it might take away some pain for certain people if their curve isn’t bad/they aren’t in heaps of pain, but it’s not going to make the curve magically disappear. It’s just infuriating that some people think that scoliosis is something that’s easy to control. Also, yes it is actually pretty common but severe pain and large curve(s) is not that common.
I’m sick and tired of people saying that ‘oh I have a sore back sometimes, I totally understand’, no no you don’t. No matter how much you think you know, you cannot imagine what it’s like. Before I had surgery I was in pain a lot and it was confusing and annoying. But it was nothing compared to those whose back hurts occasionally because this was everyday, just in varying severity. And you know what? Now after surgery (6 months) the pain is so much worse and it’s more draining than before. Before surgery I could sometimes forget my spine was deformed, now there isn’t an hour that goes by when I’m not in pain. Honestly it’s excruciating sometimes and I keep getting told I should be in less pain by now but they are so wrong. The only thing that’s changed is the type of pain I’m in. I now have heaps of muscle spasms and pain in my stomach, it now sometimes feels like crushing pain, it just all different types of pain in my back AND on top of all this shit, during surgery they kinda fucked my leg up a little bit. I have been told I’ll never get full function back in my leg, I can barely to my shopping without having a full on lip, around my knee goes numb all the time and I have to lift my left leg a lot, mostly when I’m getting into bed or getting into my car Added note: scoliosis isn’t cute, it can be extremely painful and distort your life. If I hadn’t of got my surgery, I would have died for this deformity, that’s how serious it can be. My spine would have crushed my heart and lungs, it had already started to