Storytime: My Experience with Scoliosis

Scoliosis Storytime

Hey guys! I missed you all! Apologies for the random disappearance… For three weeks. If I do go on hiatus, I’d like to at least notify you all! Anyway, this is just a post to explain what’s been happening with me and get my story out there. I’m not looking for pity (and no, I’m not dying, don’t worry), I simply want to share my experiences, and I’d love to hear about yours!

It all started when I went to the doctor to get my sports physical for track and tennis.

(I say all as if it’s really that complicated, ha!) My doctor went through all the usual motions for my physical, obviously, and then my mom mentioned that last year the PA that had done my physical said that my spine was shaped a little different, and we should check on it next year. My doctor checked it out and immediately said I had scoliosis (if you don’t know what that means, my spine is curved) and should get it x-rayed to see how bad it was. Before I left, I even became the “what not to do” example for a student- he brought said student in and showed her the curve in my back. AKA if you see this = BAD. So… Off to a rocky start. Anyway, his office told us (my mom and I) to get my back x-rayed on Friday, no appointment necessary. Continue reading

And then, to make an incredibly long story short…

Hey guys, it’s Amy! If you don’t want to hear the long story part of the long story short, I suggest you skip down past this ginormous paragraph. I feel like I’ve been neglecting my reviews lately. For a while, that was mostly because I was in a reading slump, and I wasn’t reading much of anything. When I did finally finish something, it usually wasn’t a good enough experience that I wanted to share it, or bad enough that I wanted to rant about it. It was just “meh”. For a month or two, I was simply reading very little, because I didn’t find my books interesting enough, and I wasn’t drawn to reading as much as I usually am. Honestly, I feel like it had been building up for a really long time. Maybe six months or so? I kept saying “oh, I’m in a reading slump”, and then I would read a good book or two and say I was out, but immediately go back to my Netflix-bingeing, blog-avoiding, book-neglecting ways. Continue reading