II Corinthians 12:9-10

"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities... for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."
II Corinthians 12:9-10

Friday, April 8, 2011

Old Friends

These are just some of the people that I owe so much to. The nurses I had were amazing, and my doctor was one of the best. Without them and others, my spine's curves would have continued to get worse, and I probably would've had many more problems later on in life. And without their jokes and laughter, that week in the hospital would have been the longest one of my life!

After being there so many times, I really got to know most of my nurses, and I love going back and seeing them. They're like my old friends now.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Titanium Girl

If I had a superhero name, that's what it would be. When I heard people say that I was going to have two metal rods screwed into my spine, I had no idea what to expect. Even a while after surgery, I had no idea how thick or bendable they would be. Someone at our church works with the type of rods that were put in my back, so he let me have one. I was surprised to see how thin they were, and how sturdy and "unflexible," as well!

I sometimes wonder what color mine is. But I guess since I can't see it, it doesn't really matter.

People ask me if I have to get them taken out, but these rods are in for good. They are a part of me now, literally. And it would be completely counterproductive to take them out. But hey, how many other people can say that they have two 18-inch titanium rods screwed into their spine with 18 screws? Not the average teenager, that's for sure. And who wants to be average?