Narrative Essay On Scoliosis

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One beautiful, sunny day in late fall when the leaves were changing colors and there was a little chill in the air, my sister and I were in her jeep with our mom scouring the area for sales. Tonya, my sister, treated us to Hardees biscuits to eat while on our search. We were all excited about different items we purchased from the various sales. The day was feeling like another normal day to look for yard sales with my family. As I stared out the window, thoughts of the peaceful day flooded my mind only to vanish by the news I just received.
Tonya’s two door jeep made it necessary for her to get out so I could squeeze between the door frame and her seat to get into the back seat. As I was climbing into the back seat, Tonya noticed my spine appeared
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She diagnosed me with scoliosis. She wanted me to have another x-ray to see if the curvature had progressed. If it had progressed the x-ray would show to what extent. Doctor Short referred me to a specialist in Charlottesville. He explained that scoliosis is more typical in girls than boys. I was fourteen when the doctor diagnosed me with scoliosis. The doctor made me feel distressed when he said that scoliosis can be hereditary. Which means people with scoliosis are more probable to have children that has it, too. Also, the specialists explained to us that scoliosis is an abnormal curve in the spine. There are different symptoms of scoliosis, but the most common is the curvature of the spine. Furthermore, he explained that all people have normal curves in their sides and hips. One of my sides was straight and the other was overly curved and one of my shoulders was higher than the …show more content…
They were dressed in blue uniforms with masks covering their faces, scaring me even more than I had been. Then they ask if I wanted to be put to sleep by a mask or by a painful IV. I chose the mask, because I do not like needles; they are not my friends. The last thing I remember was the anesthesiologist placing the mask on my face. I asked if it was supposed to smell so weird, he assured me that it was alright and not to worry. Then everything went dark, next thing I knew I was waking up in a strange

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