Lisa Gilreath My Scoliosis journey

First post: Jan 7, 2019 Latest post: Jan 23, 2019
 As many of you know, I was diagnosed with scoliosis in jr. high and wore a brace through most of jr. high and  high school.  The bracing was successful in slowing the progression until the last few years, when, for reasons we don't understand, the curves started progressing rapidly.  After exhausting  traditional and alternative treatments, it became clear that surgery was the only viable alternative.

Surgery is scheduled on January 8th, at Wexner medical center at Ohio State. They will correct the curves and rotation enough to relieve pressure and stabilize the spine; then it will be fused from the shoulder blades to pelvis. I have a phenomonal surgical team and every confidence in a positive result.   It will be a long recovery, (doc said 80% the first year, 85%, the 2nd) and definitely a new normal.  Lots of opportunities to practice patience and humilty in the near future, (Oiy!)  

Thank goodness for a loving, husband,  supportive  family, great friends and fantastic team of physicians, therapists & practitioners who have helped me Pre-hab and will be waiting on the other side to help me Rehab. 

Your prayers, love an support mean the world.  Thank you for being a part of my life. 

I am a grateful, blessed, lucky girl! XOXO

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