Scoliosis Awareness Month: Competition
To celebrate June being scoliosis awareness month, I will be launching an exciting competition over on my Instagram, to begin on 1st June 2021.
Throughout June, I’ll be giving you the chance to WIN an item of scoliosis awareness merchandise from my Spring store. Make sure you are following me on Instagram, so you don’t miss out!
The lucky winner will be announced via Instagram at the start of July.
Plus, if you fancy treating yourself, I’ll be giving 10% off everything from my store for the month of June. Use code JUN10.
Terms & Conditions apply
Life with Scoliosis Instagram competition.
1. To participate in the competition, you must follow the lifewithscoliosisblog on Instagram, like my competition post and tag a friend in the comments. Additional entries will also be given for every share and tag left in the comments on the competition post. Multiple tags for the same Instagram account will not be accepted.
2. The competition will run until 23:59 BST on 30th June 2021. Entries made after the closing date will not be accepted.
3. There will be one winner who will be chosen at random from all of the qualifying entries on the 1st July 2021. Winner will be announced via the lifewithscoliosisblog Instagram stories on the 2nd July 2021.
4. The competition is open to UK residents only.
5. The prize will consist of one item of scoliosis awareness merchandise chosen from the lifewithscoliosis Spring store (https://teespring.com/stores/lifewithscoliosisblog).
6. If you are the lucky winner, you will be contacted via Instagram and asked to provide an email address and postal address to send the prize to.
7. The promoter reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of equal or greater value in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
8. No purchase necessary.
9. The prize is non transferable, non refundable and cannot be exchanged for any cash alternatives in whole or part.
10. The winner will have 5 working days to claim their prize from the date they are announced the winner. After this time the promoter reserves the right to select a new winner.
11. The decisions of the promoter are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
12. The promoter does not accept responsibility for entries that are lost, damaged or delayed. For example, as a result of network, system development, computer or telecommunications failures or fault of any kind – including any hardware, programming code, databases or software used in the promotion.
13. The promoter reserves the right to withdraw or amend without notice this promotion in the event of any unforeseen circumstances outside of its reasonable control.
14. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Instagram or Spring. I just wanted to give something away to help raise awareness of scoliosis and to say thanks. <3
15. By entering the competition, you agree that your name, Instagram handle and picture may be shared via the lifewithscoliosisblog Instagram, blog and newsletter.
16. This promotion is subject to Instagram’s terms of services which can be found at: https://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/
I had scoliosis surgery in 2010 and blog about my experiences living with scoliosis. My aim is to raise awareness of scoliosis and help and inspire others with the condition.
2 thoughts on “Scoliosis Awareness Month: Competition”
Hi, my name is Janine and I am 55 years old and had spinal fusion surgery 3 months ago.
I was diagnosed back when I was 12 yrs. old. Back then, in the 80’s, I was put into a back brace when I was 14 and had to wear it for 4 yrs. 23 hrs. a day. I was continually monitored and the hope was the brace would keep it from getting worse. It did that while I was growing but after that I was only at the doctor every 2-3 years for an x-ray and check up.
I have been at surgery level for many years (20+) but had little discomfort except when I overdid it.
Recently, I was having pain in my upper curve (57 degrees) which was new for me, and hip pain while sleeping. The hip pain was due to my lower curve (35 degrees). I also had times when my ribs felt like they got “stuck” or I was getting pinched almost like a hernia.
My surgeon told me that he’d really like to “fix this”. This was after I went through physical therapy with minimal relief. Surgery was scheduled in 3 weeks,for T-4 to L-4 so a large incision. I was a bit shocked even though I’ve been dealing with this for most of my life. I was also excited to think that I would be “fixed” and “grow” a inch or more!
Now, I’m just 3 months after and I have mixed feelings. I still have a lot of post operation discomfort and I hope that this will eventually still get better. I’ve read a lot of posts here and know that it can get better although many here are a lot younger than me! I was in fairly good shape/condition before surgery so I hope that will help. I’m currently just walking no pt until 6 months out. I can walk 10,000 steps a day most days and can even walk for over an hour some days. I believe that’s good!
I’m eager to do more but I have a hard time knowing if my discomfort is good discomfort or bad and I’m nervous to do something wrong. I tire easily as well.
I still get a lot of nerve burning pain and what I call sparky/firework kind of pains that seem to have no rhyme or reason. I sometimes I even get them when sleeping. Do these mean I did something wrong or is this all part of recovery?
I look forward to doing more, working out again and getting stronger. Luckily I retired right before this surgery so I have time to get healthy and hopefully start enjoying my freedom! I do believe that you are not told how hard recovery is or you would think twice about doing surgery! I do believe that this was very necessary for me to enjoy my life going forward. I’m just very impatient!
Good luck to all future spinal fusion candidates! Congrats to everyone who has done it and succeeded!
This surgery is not for the faint of heart and we are all Warriors!!
Hi Janine, Thanks for your comment! To me, it sounds like you are doing incredibly well. The recovery from this surgery is very long and tough. I had my surgery in my 20s and it took me at least a year to feel more like myself again. Walking is very good to do in your recovery, I did the same and tried to walk most days for up to an hour. The nerve burning pain is a normal part of recovery, I still get nerve issues now, electric shocks, numbness etc. Keep going, you are doing fab! Louise x