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

Sunday, January 3, 2016


If you've had a spinal fusion, you may have found yourself in at least one of these situations.

1. First impressions: people always assume you are a snob, gymnast, or pianist because of your impeccable posture.

2. Either pull a muscle in your neck or mess up your hair trying to get in and out of the car.

3. During a play, concert, etc., you hear the people behind you discuss the fact that they can't see.

4. Getting a drink from the fountain: a) Do a fancy squatting yoga-like pose, b) bend forward and let the world deal with the sight, or c) don't get a drink at all.

5. Fall over several times before getting your socks or shoes on.

6. Sitting in chairs either leaning way back behind everyone else or completely sitting forward with your body away from the back of the chair.

7. Like number 6, but then you look down the row and everyone is three feet shorter than you because they are slouching into the backs of their chairs.

8. The head rest in your car is digging into your shoulder blades (for tall people with straight backs!).

9. In a class setting the teacher has the class do the rag doll exercise and you awkwardly try to fit in without people looking at you.

10. No more somersaults. (Trust me, don't try this at home.)

These are just a few of the awkward situations you might find yourself in after having rods screwed into your spine. Frustrating? Once in a while. Stick a hash tag in front, because you just have to laugh about it!