5 Reasons to Love your Scars

5 Reasons to Love your Scars

My scoliosis surgery left me with a huge scoliosis scar which runs down the length of my back. I for one am extremely proud of my scar and I never try to hide it. For me, it highlights what I have gone through and how far I have come in my battle with scoliosis. If you have a scoliosis scar, or any other kind of scar, you too should be proud of what it represents. Here are my 5 reasons...Read More

3 years post op!

Today I am three years post op from my scoliosis surgery and I really can't believe how fast that time has gone. So much has changed in the last three years and I've come so far, I am now very busy studying an MSc course whilst working full time - hence why I havent updated my blog for a while! I've been so busy getting an assignment done this month that I almost forgot that it was my three year...Read More

Scoliosis scar: 2 years 8 months post op

Here's a picture of my scoliosis scar at 2 years 8 months post op, as you can see its faded quite a bit. I thought I'd take a picture now to show those facing surgery, or those at the beginning of their recovery, what the scar can look like later on during recovery. I get asked quite a bit about how my scar looks so.. there you go!

My Scoliosis Scar: Two Years Post op

My scoliosis scar: two years post opAbove is a photo of the top of my scoliosis scar now, at two years post op. I don't think it's very noticeable now at all, especially as my hair usually covers the top of it.Just for comparison here is a pic of the top of my scar at about 7 weeks post op, so you can see how much it has faded!My scoliosis scar: 7 weeks post op
My Scoliosis Scar

My Scoliosis Scar

I know a lot of people are really interested in what their scoliosis scar will look like post surgery, so I thought I'd share some pictures of my scar through the different stages of my recovery. My Scoliosis Scar -2 weeks post op My Scar - 2 weeks post op Here is my scoliosis scar about 2 weeks post op after I first removed my dressing. I remember being shocked (and pleased!) at how thin and neat the scar was....Read More
Scoliosis Surgery: One Year Post Op

Scoliosis Surgery: One Year Post Op

Today I am one whole year post op from my scoliosis correction surgery and I honestly can't believe how far I've come and what I've been through in just 12 months. This time last year I had not long woken up in HDU from the extensive 10 hour scoliosis surgery where two rods and 21 screws were inserted into my spine to correct my severe scoliosis curvature and change my life forever. I will never forget that room, the sounds...Read More