Sophia’s Scoliosis Story
Hi everyone!! My name is Sophia (@sophiasscoliosis on instagram), and this is my scoliosis story!!
When I was 15, I battled back pain and stiffness for months before finally making an appointment with a spine specialist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. On October 12th, 2018, I was diagnosed with severe scoliosis in the thoracolumbar region. I had one curve which was at 45°.
A few months later we went to get new x-rays and see where my spine was. I now had two curves and they were at 25° and 48°. We decided that surgery was the best option for me.
5 months later on August 13th, 2019, I underwent spinal fusion. My surgery took nearly four hours, and my surgeon fused T2-L3. Right before surgery, I had three curves which were 23°, 24°, and 55°. My surgery went really well with no complications. I stayed in the hospital for three days before getting to finally go home.
Two weeks later, I got an infection in my incision that required antibiotics. Those antibiotics triggered a whole lot of health issues that I now deal with on a daily basis. Those include fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, dysautonomia, and chronic migraine! Through scoliosis, spinal fusion, and chronic illness, I have learned how strong I really am and that God has a BIG plan for me!!!
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Sophia, thank you for sharing your journey. Praying for your strength and to overcome the obstacles ahead of you. You are right…Scoliosis truly shows you just how strong you are!!! God has an amazing path for you! Stay strong