I’m not sure that you fully understand what i, and everyone else with this disease is going through.
Firstly, there is the near constant back pain. Walking hurts. Standing hurts. Sitting down hurts. While sitting down is a nice rest for you, it causes muscle spasms and severe aches for us. A school day involving six hours of sitting down is almost unbearable. Most nights i cant get to sleep because of the pain that i am going through.
Not only is my spine affected, your spine contains your spinal chord. Our spines c u r v e twisting and distorting arguably one of the most important and dangerous parts in your body. If you have ever seen somebody with a possible spinal injury on a spinal board, because that sort of injury needs to be treated with care.
Not only is my spine distorted, my ribs, hips and legs are affected too. I have ligament stress in my knees and it is constantly swollen and painful with no cure. My ribs are always sore as due to my back not being straight, neither are they and it is not fun. My spine rotates in my chest, which takes up space in my chest so my lungs cannot fill to their full capacity. When i try to run it feels like a fire in my chest like i am suffocating, yet i still give 1500 my best effort. Some days i can barely breathe just walking. Nobody notices, I keep it to myself as not to bother anyone, but that does NOT mean it is not there.
Then there are the psychological hits. I don’t know if you have noticed, but young people care about their appearance, a lot. To have scoliosis not only makes you feel, alone, afraid, and worried about surgery or a future of pain and worrying about things such as childbirth and aging, but it also changes the way your body looks. Young people are constantly worrying about whether they are too fat or too thin, and if they are sitting right or if their hair looks ok, so scoliosis is another thing to add to that list of worries. can people see it today, and oh god i look hideously wonky in that picture is not something anything anybody wants to think and people finding out about my scoliosis and saying “ew that’s so weird/gross” does not help.
anyone with scoliosis, no matter how big or small should not be put down because of it, or told to “get over it”. it is our personal problem not yours, us having it and being proud of it, even through the pain does not affect you in any way.
everyone has their baggage, and this is ours.
I am not in the slightest sorry about it either. please unfollow me, and think about the words you cant even say off of anon before you assume things and don’t consider how a person may be feeling inside.
We may have scoliosis, but we are not spineless, and i am willing to defend anyone else who has it, because i know it isn’t easy, but we can get through this. Together. So yeah i post about it and who cares. Its MY blog.