Showing posts from April, 2017

My thoughts on spinal tethering for scoliosis

Hello everyone,

Today i wanted to talk to you all about a fairly new treatment for scoliosis patients, called spinal tethering surgery. Spinal tethering surgery, is a less invasive alternative to spinal fusion. Just like spinal fusion and all other surgeries, tethering still has risks/ advantages and disadvantages towards the procedure, for example tethering reduces the amount of blood a patient may loose whilst in theatre and has a shorter recovery time post surgery. Spinal tethering does not leave you with a long scar down your back from the incision, instead it leaves you with a 4-6 inch scar under one of the armpits as it is performed endoscopically. Spinal tethering can be preformed at younger ages in order to help guide the spine through growth, whereas patients usually have to wait until fully grown to have a spinal fusion.

One disadvantage towards spinal tethering, is that it has only just been introduced in the last 7years, meaning that it has not been practi…

How common is scoliosis?

Hello everyone,

When I was first diagnosed with scoliosis, I remember feeling like nobody else was going through the same thing or could understand what I meant. But now I've had the surgery, I'm beginning to realise how common scoliosis actually is.

I was scrolling through the comment section of a YouTube video a couple of days back, when I noticed a few people talking about scoliosis. I was shocked to see people talking about scoliosis on a video about beauty, but it really made me realise how common it is and how much scoliosis really does surround my everyday life.
I started talking to a lovely girl named Laura, who also has scoliosis and recently wrote a blog post addressing her own experience. I thought that maybe some of you would like to read someone else's story too and so I thought I'd link Laura's post: Laura's post
I've loved reading through Laura's post, and I thought that maybe some of you guys w…

My current skincare regime

Hi guys,

Today I wanted to do a blog post on my current skin care regime.

I used to find skin care a chore, however I've grow to enjoy it, I now love putting face masks on and pampering my skin and the best bit about it is that Ive started to notice a difference.

I typically have dry skin, meaning I always need to keep on top of moisturising, as I found that without it makeup clings to my dry patches.

So I thought I'd share the 3 main products that have changed the appearance of my skin.

1) L'Oréal fine flowers - Gel-cream wash

The L'Oréal fine flowers gel cream wash, contains extracts of Rose and Jasmine Flowers, in a cleansing gel-cream wash for soft, comfortable and fresh skin. The rich gel-cream texture emulsifies in water, transforming into a creamy foam that cleanses and softens the skin without drying it out.
ROSE - known for its soothing and comforting properties. JASMINE -  renowned for its …