Make a wish?
Only if you are dyeing and what you have is “life threatening”
They say Scoliosis is not life threatening. Am I over reacting to a key ring that my mom somehow got? In your view point, maybe.
Not after I have been through. Nope, not at all. I did when I was 14 just about to have knee and head pins in my body on a striker frame, have a hook lodged in my left shoulder to rub raw the nerves, and have part of my left side feel like it’s barely part of my body from a chest tube scar and let’s not forget the rib grafting they did? Or not, I forget.
It was unfair. Still is after I 18 going on 19 to spend over 3 weeks in Toronto western hospital because shoving metal into the human body, and the spine, such a changeable thing, a perfect idea. Not. I nearly died, and I feel worse. I was gotten up and walking barely, and sent home, no insurance so no physiotherapy for me, then, by golly Molly my resorbing sutures where being rejected. I still felt like hell, and then I got better to a point. Then there was the pain. Still have that pain. Funny thing nerves… How easily damaged they can become.
What is it I want? 5 or so years, maybe less, of physiotherapy so I can have a life. At 11:00 I have an appointment with a lawyer to see why I was rejected for Canadian welfare. I don’t think it will go far. I hardly think it will solve anything. Money won’t make me live a life I don’t have.
Yea, there are better braces out there. Lot good they will do me, you have to have health insurance worth a damn to have a successful none surgical treatment.
And I’ve yet regain the weight I lost, pre second surgery, I was a happy 80 pounds. I’m wobbling between 65 - 70 pounds. I need this. Otherwise I’m not sure what sanity I will have left, what independence I’ll have left. I want a job I can love, something I know I’m good at, but I still have one high school credit left to get and with all the pain and the god damned fact that I can barley do things is ticking me off.
So, that’s it. 5 or so years. Maybe a little less, or more, of physiotherapy.
I do wonder if it can happen.