I Have the Strangest Medical Abnormalities

devildog's picture

I'm in a mood to poke fun at myself:).

I was recently diagnosed with having my left leg about three centimeters shorter than the other. Why, I do not know. But it's there. It's really given me a lot of posture problems, so the doctor recomended me getting a pair of those doctor shole's wedgy thingies that you put in your shoes. So, yesterday I stuck one of them in my left sneaker, it is...amazing how much better i feel walking! I can't get over it! Now I don't lean so much to the left side anymore, and when I stand my right knee doesn't bend so much.

I'm very happy about this.

Though at the same time, I also got diagnosed with a compensatory case of scoliosis. Turns out I have a fifty degree curvicature of the spine (lol, I'm making msyelf sound like a gargoyle-I'm not, I'm a petite little blonde child!). It doesn't really affect me much, just makes my posture not as good as it would be if I didn't have it.

Anyways, at least one of these was fixed.

~Sam

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princessgavvie's picture

scoliosis

I HAD scoliosis. I had surgery for it last year. I had a 65* lumbar curve, and a 39* thoracic curve. The 65 degree was being a physical impairment for me. Before that I wore a back brace... it was soooo dreadful... I liked it and alll for letting me be able to post pone my surgery... but surgery was inevitable... so I had surgery... that was the freakingest WORST experience... but still grateful that I was able to get surgery instead of being cripple and impaired... and it was starting to affect my breathing and stuff. Are they going to do anything about your spine? 50* is when they start considering surgery. After surgery I'm a lot less flexible, but my curve is down to 18*... awesome. you have to be careful for six months after surgery.

never kick a dog, because it's just a pup, we'll fight like twenty armies, and we won't give up, so you'd better run for cover when the pup grows up!~ Les Mis

devildog's picture

Wow, that awful. I'm glad you

Wow, that awful. I'm glad you're feeling better!

Well, the doctor said since my growth plates in my trunk have nothing much left in them, that it won't get any worse, so they didn't say I needed surgery at all. I'm very happy about that, since hospitals are frightening...the only time I've ever had to go to it was when I was born and the time my sister sprayed alcohol in my eye:P.

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Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
Oscar Wilde

This always leads to interesting conversations on my part!

princessgavvie's picture

yes

I agree hospitals are frightening... actually they freakishly traumatized me!

never kick a dog, because it's just a pup, we'll fight like twenty armies, and we won't give up, so you'd better run for cover when the pup grows up!~ Les Mis