So the chickens come home to roost – scoliosis
When this battle started, my life changed immediately and dramatically. I went from being a regular gym goer to sitting far too much. Trying to fight the good fight. Typing, researching, proofreading. Phone calls, emails. I spent to much time sitting, eating the wrong foods and/or at the wrong times. I put on weight and lost muscle tone. At my age, this is not a good thing.
Tonight I had an x-ray of my back. While I will not have the report until Wednesday, the radiographer showed me the film and said he is surprised I don’t have constant back pain from the scoliosis. I had a small curvature back in 2008, nothing that caused any problem though. Roll forward after 18 months of doing all the wrong things and it has worsened considerably. I don’t need to be a medical practitioner to see my spine sitting every which way but straight. I have no doubt that had I been able to keep living the same lifestyle I was living when I met my husband, I would not be in this position – at least not for many more years.
I’m not going to say too much more about my back from a medical perspective until I get the official report. Suffice to say the degeneration that has occurred and is irreversable (I doubt surgery will be possible with me as it is with adolescents) is, in my opinion, directly related to what I was put through. Yet as we already know, restitution of any sort is not possible under Australian law. So I just have to live with the damage and try as best I can to reduce the pace of the degeneration. Not only do I have to live with it, but so do my family.
I’ll write more on this when I know more. At the moment I am just angry. I was concerned that there would be permanent damage in some way as I knew how unwell I was during the fight to be reunited with my family. Let us hope I don’t find anything else. So now I have another fight on my hands – to save my back.
Yes, I guess DIAC can say it is my fault, that I shouldn’t have allowed myself to be traumatised by the events and let my body suffer. Easier said than done in my position.
I’ll try to stay calm until I see the professionals. I just can’t get the image of my spine out of my head right now.
This young lady didn’t let it get the better of her. Neither will I. http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/health+healing/news+features/living+with+scoliosis,9351