April’s Surgery

Hello all, This is Neil, April’s husband.  April wanted me to give an update on her surgery and post-op status.  Bare with my writing, I am not sure I will be as stylistic as April.  So with that being said, I will give you an update and in accordance with April’s wishes, NO SUGAR COATING! […]

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Here I go…..No turning back

I have attempted to write this post for 4 days now. This will be my last post before the infamous surgery. I can’t say I am too thrilled about it. I thought my anxiety was bad last week. However, this week, it has gone to a whole new level. After having a very public panic attack in the […]

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Rank and Sugar

A day shy of 2 weeks until the “Big Day.”  I will admit, it hasn’t been easy for me this last week. Crying, panic attacks and sleepless nights are the norm now. I feel like a such a wuss. I know there are plenty of people all over the world who have worse situations they […]

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Getaway to Carmel

Back in March, after I decided on a surgery date, Neil and I planned a weekend trip to one of our favorite places, Carmel. We thought it would be nice to have a weekend together beforehand and there is no better place for us than to visit the place Neil proposed to me (Jamaica, where we […]

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Cherished Photos

A picture tells a story just as well as, if not better than, a lot of written words. My house is surrounded with pictures of our family, the kids, and Neil and me. I use our photos as artwork on the walls maybe more than I should. However, walking by them each day makes me smile. […]

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Dancing into Pre-Op

There is so much to write about this week that I am breaking it up into two parts.  So please bare with me. I have too many pictures to shove into one post! Friday before my shows, the kids and I went with friends to pick fruit. Staying busy the day before a show calms my […]

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It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to

2 weeks have passed and I put writing on the back burner. It has been so crazy busy that I haven’t felt the urge to write. I am not sure if that is good or bad. I don’t want this to ever feel like a chore and so I write when I really feel the need […]

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TGIF…My A**!

TGIF, right? Wrong. My day is off to a lousy start. Do any of you have days where you just feel off? Well, today is one of those days for me. Last night, I had a reeeeeally hard time sleeping. I have those nights most of the time but last night I was in so […]

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Keep on Dancing

I am a little behind writing this post. It was migraine central over here this week and I wasn’t able to get much done; plus staring at a computer screen typing wasn’t going to help either. Migraines definitely are connected to my back issue and for the most part, I can handle it. However, this […]

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The Negative Nancy

Since going public with this blog, I have met some pretty amazing and inspiring people who have given me some advice regarding surgery. I have also been able to share my story with hundreds of people many of whom have scoliosis and needed someone to talk to and have now decided to go get their spines checked out. […]

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Pickles and Ice Cream, and Scoliosis, Oh My!

I have received numerous emails and messages asking me about my pregnancies, pain and if my scoliosis made it more difficult to get through. Many are amazed I even carried and birthed four children with this condition and sometimes, I think back and I am amazed too hence why I came up with my blog name, […]

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A moment of courage

Being so busy has helped me keep my mind off of my impending surgery. My ballet school performances are coming up in June and this time of year is always stressful for me. Even though I love what I do, making sure everything is ordered, t-shirt designing, programs, costume alterations and then getting through rehearsals and […]

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