My Scoliosis Story.

I am 14 turning 15 in about a week or so. But I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was about 10 years old. And nearly everyday has been hell for me. My degrees are not so bad last time I went for x-rays they were close to 22 degrees. But every morning and after I get home from school my back just hurts so badly that sometimes I feel like collapsing to the ground would be better. I wore a brace for about 3-4 years. The chiropractor said that I could take it off permanently this Spring. But in between those two times I have been bullied. People would call me freak, and tell it to me straight to my face. Some teachers I had looked at me funny. But there are good people out there that I had befriended and they are my closest friends today. While some other friends... well, they were never true friends in the first place.

I'm not bullied that much anymore, and if I am bullied a lot then I have already learned to face it.
Some people called me lucky. I don't know why, but they say my brace "protects" me and sometimes they would hit the surface. But what is it protecting me from? Is it holding me from shattering even more? No I am not lucky, I am damned I say. But over the past years I learn to cope with it.

Thank you for reading my scoliosis story.
KimmiNinja KimmiNinja
18-21, F
2 Responses Dec 2, 2012

Unfortunately I too understand. My name is Tiffany and I got diagnosed in fourth grade and had to wear a brace for five years. ;(! They gave me the mean and stupid nickname of Stiffany. It still ****** me off to this day but I do the best I can.. Hopefully I'm going to have another surgery, I just pray that it helps with the pain because it's unbearable at this point.

I completely understand that!! I told three people about the brace when I first was told about it. Two of them never talked to me again. But is it just me or do you hate being treated like some cripple who can't do anything for them selves? Thank you sooo much for posting that story!(: xx