Things you CAN do with a fused spine!

Things you CAN do with a fused spine!

Since my scoliosis surgery almost 7 years ago, I have achieved SO many things that I never thought would be possible post surgery.  As scoliosis is in the news right now (as a result of Britain's Got Talent) and in some cases being portrayed rather negatively, I thought I would try and put a positive spin on things. I wanted to share my achievements post scoliosis surgery to prove that there IS life after scoliosis surgery! Once recovered, your scoliosis...Read More
Scoliosis on Britain’s Got Talent!

Scoliosis on Britain’s Got Talent!

If you live in the UK, you probably saw the inspirational young dancer (Julia) with scoliosis on Britain's Got Talent. If you don't, or you haven't seen it, take a look at the video below. Scoliosis on Britain's Got Talent I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was a similar age to Julia (14) and have struggled with body confidence issues all my life. Watching Julia perform on Saturday night made me feel quite emotional for two reasons: Firstly, I...Read More
Park Run Progress – 3 PB’s in a row (wow)

Park Run Progress – 3 PB’s in a row (wow)

This morning I did Park Run and I thought I'd just do a quick update on how I'm getting on. :) Park Run has recently become a bit of a Saturday morning routine for me. I get up early (7am), have breakfast and head over to Delamere Forest for the start time of 9am. It's funny how much I've changed recently but I'd actually much rather do Park Run than go out partying on a Friday night (what's happened to...Read More
The Back Pain Show 2017: Friday 19th May – Saturday 20th May

The Back Pain Show 2017: Friday 19th May – Saturday 20th May

Did you know? There is a FREE Back Pain show in Birmingham on Friday 19th May - Saturday 20th May dedicated to all things back related! I have never heard of this event, but I saw it on Twitter the other day and thought I just HAVE to go to this. So I've just registered.  :) It's organised on behalf of Backcare - the National Back Pain Association - and is completely free to register. I'm excited to attend as...Read More
International Scoliosis Awareness Day 2017

International Scoliosis Awareness Day 2017

Did you know? June is scoliosis awareness month and Saturday 24th June 2017 is International Scoliosis Awareness Day! So make sure you put that date in your diary :) The day will soon be here and the Scoliosis Association have now launched their 2017 campaign #gotyourback17. You can download some posters and a fundraising pack from their website here: International Scoliosis Awareness Day 2017. Throughout June, I have lots of content planned for this blog to help raise awareness. I plan...Read More
5 ways to describe scoliosis pain

5 ways to describe scoliosis pain

5 ways to describe scoliosis pain Living with a chronic back condition such as scoliosis is tough. But what does it really feel like living with scoliosis? What does scoliosis pain feel like? For those of us that live everyday with the condition, it can be hard to explain to those close to us how it feels. It can be difficult for others to understand what it's really like. I tend to just get on with things and I try...Read More
Blog Growth Update: How I increased my blog traffic by 75% in 1 month

Blog Growth Update: How I increased my blog traffic by 75% in 1 month

A bit of background... Hey! For those that don't know me.. my name is Louise and I have scoliosis. I started this blog about my experiences of going through scoliosis surgery years ago but for various reasons, I haven't had much time to focus on growing it until recently. I now work full time as a Digital Marketing Manager and in my day job I specialise in affiliate marketing and email marketing. A couple of years ago I completed a...Read More