At the age of 12 I was diagnosed with a condition or disease called Scoliosis. This is an incurable condition it can be treated but I've been told there's no cure. Scoliosis occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. Most cases are mild with few symptoms. Some children develop spine deformities that get more severe as they grow. Severe scoliosis can be painful and disabling. Often, no treatment is necessary. Sometimes a brace or surgery is needed. Scoliosis is very common, in fact there has been more than 3 million cases reported a year. With scoliosis you may experience leaning to one side, muscle spasms, physical deformity, or uneven waist.
Anyone that knew me at the time will remember the 3 back braces I had to wear with the attempt to straighten my spine .... #fail I outgrew each of them never worked .... took physical therapy to help alleviate the pain because no medications would stop the pain ... Once my tailbone would start hurting the pain would last up to an hour... I had to sleep without pillows I had to lay a certain way .... Before we found out the diagnosis my mom was actually doing my hair for an event and a braid she was putting in FELL OUT!! Of course she was confused and didn't want to startle me so I wore those thick headbands to hide the bald spot ... my pediatrician at the time gave me a referral to a dermatologist they had me using special shampoos my mom had to figure something out FAST so even at that age I still wore ponytails to hide the bald spots that were becoming a norm.... but like any child I still played sports and wanted to be normal it wasn't until my mom complained to my doctor that something was wrong that I finally got a MRI a two day test ..... the results came back and boom there it was .... Fast Forward to 2019 and GOD HEALED ME!! I am in tears thankful ... for years I battled this pain, in fear of what could happen if things progressed such as a punctured organ .... God HEALED ME!!! NEXT UP DIABETES!! I BELIEVE GOD AND I AM THANKFUL!!