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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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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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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My Week in a Nutshell

This post is really just a mix of things that went on during last week. Monday, the surgery scheduler called and my Pre-OP was scheduled in June. It was definitely overwhelming once I hung up and realized that this is not very far off at all. I always thought I had more time and that this […]

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To invert or not invert? That is the question…

After speaking with my doctor, inversion therapy was recommended. Some people, especially with back pain, can see a real difference after daily use of one of these tables. The main reason I was willing to try it though, was that using this table can help stretch my spine which in turn can possibly get me another […]

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Sleep? What’s Sleep?

I’m sure you can guess what I am writing about today just by the title. Yup, ding ding ding, you are correct. Sleep. During the week, I scribble down some notes on what I want to write about, making sure not to leave out or forget things like I often do(I think its called Mom […]

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Making new friends…..

I never realized how many people like me there were out there. Years ago, I would search and find no one going through what I was.  I felt so alone and didn’t have anyone other than my husband to talk to about it and even then, I would be embarrassed and not want him to […]

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