My Scheuerman's Kyphosis Journey

My Scheuerman's Kyphosis Journey
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I was diagnosed with Scheuermann's Kyphosis when I was 13, had a spinal fusion surgery a few months later, and recovered amazingly!

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  • One day, when I was 13, me and my family were celebrating my Birthday, and while I was bending down to get a present for her, my parents noticed something wrong with my back...
  • After  being diagnosed with Scheuermann's Kyphosis, like what the hunchback of Notre Dame has,  I went to a few doctors and said the only alternative is surgery...
  • We were going to wait a year, and see if it got progressively  better or worse, but   my first doctor said I don't have a year because  I could die from suffocation...   Because this doctor put it so bluntly and didn't make me feel comfortable,  I went to a new doctor.
  • After going to multiple places to get X-Rays,  blood work, and meet possible doctors. I was diagnosed with a 98 degree curve in my back, which is very bad....
  • I finally got to meet my doctor, Dr. Cronen, and he is the surgeon for the Tampa Bay Rays! He was really nice, and we set my surgery date for July 28, 2012. 
  • Today was my surgery day, and the scariest part of  the surgery to me was  the IV... I have a serious  phobia of needles, probably because of the blood works and shots (sadly the phobia hasn't left yet). The surgery was about  10 hours long. I went in at 8:00 and got out around 5:00....
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