They don't really call me curvy.
But they could (whoever "they" are).
Yesterday Momma and I went to my 6-month scoliosis appointment (Brochacho stayed home and slept). The purpose of these appointments at half-year intervals is to take x-rays and observe the curve of my spine.
Fascinating, isn't it?
The thing was, all my previous appointments required 10-15 x-rays. When I was called back this time, I only had to take 2! Apparently the facility has just acquired a new machine that could even scan through clothes. According to my doctor, they had "entered the 21st century."
The curve you see above measures about 33 degrees. This is considered moderate-severe, but I know and am sympathetic for those who are worse off than I am.
When my doctor compared the x-rays from my previous check-up to the ones we took this week... *drum roll*
My curvature remained at the same intensity; however, the rotation of the spine may be slightly increasing.
So what do I do for my "God-given swagger?" I exercise the muscles (physical therapy) that support my spine every day. This includes push-ups, toe-touches, etc. It's not my favorite, though...
The type of scoliosis I possess is known as "idiopathic scoliosis." It has no known cause and is mostly a gift to all of us ladies out here (guys are totally jealous).
I thank God for the doctor who takes time out of his day to help me, and for a family who helps me every step of the way. I try not to complain about my scoliosis because, after all, "...in all things God works for the good of those who love him..." (Romans 8:28)
If any of y'all think you might share this lovely quirk with me, I urge you to consult with your doctor. Scoliosis, if not treated, can cause breathing, posture and pain (among other) problems later on in your life.