Hi scoli group:
It's March and I feel like it's the beginning of the year. What happened to 2019?!
I just wanted to say I think about this group a lot, but since I'm usually on my tiny iphone, I don't have the keyboard to type! I am doing better than I was at the end of 2018. And get this: my lack of luck with acupuncture? Well that's changed. I have been seeing a neighbor who is adjusting my alignment mostly with cupping. The main result of scoliosis surgery, namely a straight spine, does so much, but not everything. I still have such a misaligned body. And no surprise after 35 years of walking around with a crooked, rotated spine. I've done PT, but it wasn't helping the joints that were still out of whack, if anything I was just tightening muscles that were pulling on misaligned body parts! I have seen my primary care, a podiatrist, a neurologist, my surgeon and his assistants. Oh and a physiatrist...and basically left to feel like I'm imagining most of these issues. My nerve pain, foot pain, knee and ankle pain. etc etc. I even had a bruise on the ankle that came and went, but no specialist believed it was in his or her field.
I do wish that after these lengthy, painful and life altering surgeries, someone would sit down and discuss the changes your body and mind face in areas that are not the spine. I have often thought that a gait specialist (maybe someone at NASA?!) would come in handy.
So how is everyone?!!!