In this episode, we’re going to across the pond! One day, while lifting her school bag onto her right shoulder, her mom asked, what’s that on your back? Noticing her ribcage being twisted. They went to a doctor who confirmed she had Scoliosis with a 30/35 degree curve. Her curves quickly increased. At that time, there was no pilates, no yoga. Everything was sports driven.
Living in a lot of pain & no exercises, it got worse. At age 15, she ended up having “full corrective surgery” of 12 + hours for her first surgery where she would have Harrington rods. Surgery was complicated, 4 ribs removed & 2 liters blood loss. She’s never forgotten that moment.
After surgery, with multiple scars, she found out she’s prone to Keyloid scars (when your body produces too much tissue).
Recovery took about a year. One of the hardest things was sitting up. It was at this time, her dad thought she should be moving better, living a more “normal”...
Welcome to the first episode of the T3Fitt Scoliosis Podcast. I’m Teresa Teuscher, founder of T3fitt. In this episode, here’s what you can expect:
*What’s it’s like growing up in NYC as a ballerina
*How life changed when I had to wear a brace.
*What life was like after having being told I had to have surgery
*The experience of having my daughter being diagnosed
*What’s the intention of this podcast is
*Why this podcast has been created
*What you can get out of it
“It is because of this and the emotional as well as physical scars of Scoliosis that so many of us live with on a daily basis that we created the T3fitt podcast, a space where stories are heard & education is given.”
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