A Look at Frank’s Experience


A Look at Frank’s Experience


Hi, my name is Frank, and I found out about my scoliosis when I was a Freshman in high school. When I first found out, I didn’t really know what to think about it, but I wasn’t scared and didn’t feel any different about myself. I had two areas of my spine that curved, and the bottom part of my spine had a bigger curve to it. The brace I was fit with was an awkward shape that I thought would always feel uncomfortable. Nevertheless, after wearing my brace every night, I quickly because comfortable and used to it.

The advice that I would give to anyone with a night brace, which is the type that I was given, is to wear it every night that you can possibly wear it and to follow anything your doctor tells to do. Since I followed my doctor’s orders, I was able to sleep without my brace after only one year of wearing it. Along with keeping up your daily schedule of wearing your brace, don’t forget to clean it often and put it in a place where it will not get damaged or lost. There may be a chance you grow a little, and your curvature may be corrected. Scoliosis is not something to feel ashamed of or feel like you’re different from others because it is a lot more common than you may think, and it doesn’t define who you are.

It won’t be long before you can look back with your own funny stories.

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Funny Story - Frank
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