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
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

Scoliosis and Bras – Survey

Image by Martijn van Exel I don't know about you, but I have always had a love/hate relationship with bras. Before my scoliosis surgery, I found that bra straps used to dig into my rib hump side, causing discomfort and pain, as well as the damn strap always falling off one side due to my uneven shoulders. Post surgery, I still have the irritating issue with the bra strap falling down on one side, and as I still have some...Read More
5 things I do because of my scoliosis…

5 things I do because of my scoliosis…

1. I constantly look at my back When I'm at the gym, or walk past a shop window or mirror, I just can't resist sneaking a look at my back. Sometimes, I swear people think I'm checking myself out. I'm not, I'm just looking at my back. I can't help it. Post-surgery, sometimes it's admiration. As in, I can't believe how straight it looks from the side and that the rib hump is gone, even 5 years later! Although, other...Read More

Body image

I've recently got back from a lovely holiday in Greece, and it got me thinking about how I felt about my back while I was on holiday. Ever since I was diagnosed with scoliosis, body image has been a difficult subject for me. All my body confidence issues seem to magnify by 1000 whenever I go on holiday and my back is on 'display' more. For me, post surgery, dealing with my body image hasn't got any easier. Pre-surgey I...Read More