Scoliosis Awareness Month Graphics

Scoliosis Awareness Month Graphics

Hi all, As June is scoliosis awareness month, I have created some scoliosis awareness month graphics for you to download and share across social media. Feel free to copy them and share on your on blogs and social media pages to help spread scoliosis awareness. <3 Instagram - Scoliosis Awareness Month Graphics Instagram Reels / Stories - Scoliosis Awareness Month Pinterest - Scoliosis Awareness Month Graphic If you’ve enjoyed this post, please follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest and subscribe to my YouTube channel! 🙂...Read More
7 Mistakes I Made When I was First Diagnosed with Scoliosis

7 Mistakes I Made When I was First Diagnosed with Scoliosis

This blog post is all about the mistakes I made when I was first diagnosed with scoliosis. Can you relate to any of these? Let me know in the comments. Isolating myself The first and major mistake I made when I was first diagnosed with scoliosis was isolating myself. I didn't tell anyone about my scoliosis for a long time. I used to spend most nights alone in my room feeling pretty down and upset about myself. If you have...Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Month 2021: Share Your Story – Imogen

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2021: Share Your Story – Imogen

As part of scoliosis awareness month 2021, I will be sharing your inspiring scoliosis stories on my blog and via my Instagram. Scoliosis awareness month is June. If you'd like to get involved and help to share awareness, please contact me :) Share Your Scoliosis Story - Imogen. Hi my name is Immi and I'm 21 years old. My story began back in early 2015 just before my 15th birthday. I started getting lower back pain but my mum told...Read More
A year in lockdown: 5 things I’ve learnt

A year in lockdown: 5 things I’ve learnt

This week, marks ONE YEAR of living amidst a pandemic. One whole year of being in and out of lockdown, social distancing, not seeing friends and family and working from home. So many people have lost their lives. It's been a surreal and difficult time for us all. A year ago, most of us thought that lockdown would be a temporary thing and perhaps last a month or two. Little did we know that it would last over a year...Read More
Scoliosis Poem – World Poetry Day

Scoliosis Poem – World Poetry Day

This weekend, it is World Poetry Day! So, I thought I'd get my creative juices flowing and write a little scoliosis poem. I call it "My curved spine." Now, I'm not much of a poet but I just wrote how I felt, which was therapeutic. The poem represents my love/hate relationship with my scoliosis and body. Over the years, my spine has caused me much pain, but it's made me who I am and I'm proud of the person I've...Read More
Happy February

Happy February

So we are now halfway through February and almost a year into the Covid-19 pandemic. It's time for my monthly link-up with A Chronic Voice. I try to take part each month, as it is a chance to connect with fellow chronic illness/condition bloggers, whilst reflecting on the month. The writing prompts for this month are - Defining, Allocating, Uniting, Saving and Educating. So I'll try and arrange my thoughts for February around these themes! Defining I think almost a...Read More
10 Inspiring Women With Scoliosis

10 Inspiring Women With Scoliosis

As March 8th is International Women's Day, I thought I would share 10 inspiring women with scoliosis. Hopefully, this post will show that, if you are a woman with scoliosis, it certainly doesn't have to hold you back. There is really no limit to what you can achieve! Lets join together and celebrate some amazingly inspiring women with scoliosis. 10 Inspiring Women with Scoliosis Eva Butterly Eva Butterly Eva is an amazingly inspirational scoliosis warrior. With severe scoliosis, she dedicates...Read More
Pilates for Scoliosis: Fusion Friendly Pilates

Pilates for Scoliosis: Fusion Friendly Pilates

There is no argument that a strong core is important for those of us with scoliosis. A strong core helps to keep our backs strong, which in turn can reduce back pain. Pilates is the perfect exercise for scoliosis in this respect but it can be difficult to know which are the best exercises to do, especially if you have had a spinal fusion. Pilates For Scoliosis Emily is the founder of Build & Breathe Pilates and works predominately with...Read More
Glute Exercises for Runners: My Top 10

Glute Exercises for Runners: My Top 10

Hi everyone, As you may (or may not!) be aware, I love to run. Over the years (post spinal fusion), I have ran 6 half marathons, countless 10k's and over 60 parkruns. Pandemic aside, I'm a member of a local run club and was training for a marathon this time last year. Over the last few months, I have not been able to run due to an injury to (I think) a tendon in my right leg, which causes ankle...Read More
Dealing with Anxiety

Dealing with Anxiety

Like a lot of people, I have been struggling with anxiety recently, more so over the last few months. The uncertainty around lockdown, social isolation and the pandemic in general have (unsurprisingly) resulted in an increase in mental health issues, and also, a general awareness of them too. I have always been a worrier, ever since I was a child. My main anxiety has always been around my health. As a child, I remember checking myself for breast cancer and...Read More
Your Inspiring Stories: Lovaine Cohen

Your Inspiring Stories: Lovaine Cohen

Lovaine was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) about 20 years ago. As a result, she has lived with chronic pain for a very long time. She's also had both of her hips replaced and has some fusion in her upper neck. In this post, read about Lovaine's journey with AS and how she changed her victim mentality mindset. Lovaine's Story I have lived for over 20 years with Ankylosing Spondylitis with difficulties, twists, and turns. I was a healthy kid...Read More
New! Life with Scoliosis Merchandise

New! Life with Scoliosis Merchandise

Hello everyone, I just wanted to write a quick post to let you know that I have launched a brand new range of Scoliosis Awareness products on Teespring and Redbubble. Available products include t-shirts, vests, hoodies, mugs and bags. So please feel free to check out my store :) I will be adding more designs over the coming weeks and months, so please do check back. Also, if you have any ideas for future designs, or any feedback, please let...Read More
New Year, Same Virus

New Year, Same Virus

So we are now in January 2021 - happy new year! We are getting towards the end of the first week back to work after Christmas (for myself and many others), and what a week it's been! I feel like so much has happened already, and I'm ready for another break. As it's a brand new month, I wanted to take part in the latest link up with a Chronic Voice. I try to take part every month, as the...Read More
Happy New Year: Goal Setting for 2021.

Happy New Year: Goal Setting for 2021.

I wanted to write a quick post to wish my readers and followers a very Happy New Year. Lets hope that 2021 is better than 2020 for all of us! I for one have mixed feelings about 2021. With the pandemic not going away any time soon, it's hard to know what to expect for the New Year. The area I live is still in a strict Tier 3 (edit - now Tier 4!), meaning we cannot mix indoors and...Read More
10 products to help ease back pain when working from home

10 products to help ease back pain when working from home

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in more people working from home than ever before. In April 2020, 46.6% of people in employment did some work at home. I have been working from home since March 2020. Whilst there are elements of it I like, it can also be quite uncomfortable for my back. I've therefore done a bit of research and found some products and ideas that might help to ease back pain when working from home. As we head...Read More