Carrie - it's funny how things happen

Uncategorized Mar 11, 2022
Carrie was inspired by my story she heard on a podcast. At the age of 14, Carries Scoliosis was discovered by her teacher. Dancing without any pain, she was able to do everything but when it was discovered is when her insecurities started flooding in, feeling more limited.
Her Scoliosis progressed. In class while doing a center split, her teacher looked at spine & said “not straight.”
Looking at her x ray, she had a “gentle c curve” of 20 degrees. She went to an orthopedic. They presented her with a fused skeletal spine & said you need surgery, here’s what’s going to happen.
She immediately when for a second opinion. Taking control of their decisions, her mom told the ortho, this is my daughter’s she’s going to be a ballerina, she has Scoliosis, what can you do for us? Her orthopedic saw her flexibility & stayed with “let’s wait & see. Keep doing what you’re doing.”
She continued with her passion for dance until she went to college. Around this time, her pain increased. She tried Rolfing, a therapy bed which helped..... She felt like it was straightening her out, whether that was a placebo affect, she believed in it. She found a movement therapist. She focused on her core strengthening along with mirroring movement. Having to make the decision of continuing to dance while in college.
As she continued to dance in college, she notice it wasn’t as much. She felt “less stressed & more happy.”
Her curves progressed from 30 to 60 degrees. It was decided that she would have surgery. The date would be Sept 25, 2019. She was in the hospital for a week. She was fused from T9-L3. Being safe in the hospital was nice but it was time to go home. Her mother, a RN was her angel, helping her off pain meds. Carrie shared that the pain was so bad, “I sat on the edge of my bed weeping.” Her mom shared the pain, they wept together.
How is life now?
Where can you find Carrie?
Instagram: TheCareBear1111
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