Happy Anniversary to Me…

Sing with me. Stand up and shout. It’s been TWO years since I went from 65 to 14, degrees that is. Yup. My scoliosis surgery made me a new woman, literally and figuratively. Besides the straighter back, taller stature, better lung capacity and absence (for the most part) of back pain – I gained a new appreciation for modern medicine and a deeper relationship with those that took care of me and my family during that craziness.



Two years ago today, I was in surgery, losing blood like a crazy person.

Two years ago today, my surgeon (the amazing Dr. Geck) pumped me full of plasma and kept on plugging through the grueling 9-hour surgery.

Two years ago today, my husband and parents sat patiently in the waiting room, praying for a successful surgery.

Two years ago today, I was in so much pain and felt like I would never return to my normal, happy self.

Today…I am a new person.

Words escape me (shocking, I know) to accurately describe what Scott and I went through during my 6-month recovery. Ok, really more like a 2-year recovery, but I digress. Our wedding vows certainly took on a new meaning. The fragility of life did too. I am amazed and thankful…in so many ways and for so many things. I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating. It took a village to get me where I am today – YOU made it possible…


  1. amanda on April 24, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    all of that and you got to buy new jeans… you know, cause you’re taller and all 🙂 he he

  2. Alexis D. on April 24, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    yea! 2 years! these are definitely not things we think about when our vows say “in sickness and in health”. Happy Anniversary!!

  3. Debbie on April 25, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    We wanted you to live a straight(!) and healthy life without pain. It was worth because you are worth it.

  4. Kathryn on April 28, 2008 at 2:08 am

    thank y’all VERY much – whew, glad I never have to do that again!!

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