Monthly Archives: June 2011

Major Surgery at an Early Age

The first sign was pain. And constant reminders to stand up straight, not slouch. At first she thought she was just lazy, otherwise she would have better posture. By the end of high school, my cousin, Laurie was in pain every single day. From after lunch to the end of the day, her back and head ached. At her mother’s insistence, she went to a doctor. And then another, and another. “We went to 7 or 8 doctors, and they all said I had a curve in my spine.”
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