Bendy Spine, Silly Mind: Scoliosis

Samantha Harris

Scoliosis And Me.

My name is Samantha Harris.
I am nineteen years old and from Australia.
I have scoliosis. One of the worse cases my surgeon has ever treated. 
Pre operation my curve was sitting at a whopping curve of 130 degrees! 
I spent four and a half months in Halo gravity traction, which involved having a medical halo on and having it conected to 44lbs (20kgs) of weight! 24/7! 
And then I had a 12 hour surgery! Where they fused my spine, too a rib out, took a veterbrae out and put rods and screws in.
My spine now sits at 43 degrees!

I love rocking a bikni at the beach, wearing backless dresses! One thing i have learnt is that its my body!!!!!! nobody elses. AND to quote the movie "Easy A" - "It is nobodys god damn buisness!" and boy oh boy is that true! Rock you condition! Embrass them! They are what make you, you! But they are not you! They are a part..but not you! Do what makes you happy! Go to the beach in a bikini, use that bright walking stick..just do you!

Stay unique!

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