Today I felt like sharing my story,
I don’t need to wait on the thanksgiving day to be thankful
I thanks the Almighty God for being with me in my daily life. Since 2002 I started having back pain; I was feeling uncomfortable and a lot of pain.
I could not stand or seat for a long time due to the spine pain. In 2006 I decided to get consulted by a spine surgeon at King Faical the most known hospital in Kigali and I was surprised to hear that I had no problem.
In 2014, last year I decided to get a proper doctor, I went to Apollo hospital chennai(India) the best hospital; I have to mention this, because after I got my X-ray results I found that I have a spine deformation commonly know as scoliosis. I was shocked.
The scoliosis has no define cause. I did so many research ever since and I found out. so many people have this condition and might not know it. You might be having several back pain and think you might be tired or you had a bad night sleep, I advise you to get an X-ray exam before it’s too late.
I am very lucky and I thanks God for protecting me everyday even if sometimes I spent two days not being able to sleep cause of the pain but I thank God for being with me all this years.
The doctor suggested
– every 2 months check up.
– sports and yoga
I am so lucky he did not say anything about wearing high heels shoes for those who know me I am addicted to high heels but I have reduces the time I spent wearing them. 😅😜
Yoga has been so helpful it’s been 6 months now I have a great yogi teacher, she is aware of my problem and helps me everyday. The pain has reduced from 100% to 50%.
And then there is another solution which is surgery, I have refused it because some risks inherent in spinal fusion surgery such as:
- Excessive bleeding.
- Failure to heal
- Nerves damage….
I always pray to God to help me in my daily life and I believe in miracles. And I have faith that one day everything will be fine.
That’s my story I felt like sharing it to help other who might have back pain, we all know that in African family when you say you have a back pain they don’t get it. They ask questions like:
- how a young person get back pain?
- Are you making this up? The list can go on …
My mom could not understand it she could find me in my bedroom carrying a big rock on my back or my little brother seated on my back which is so dangerous but it was helpful at the time.
I just hope I will motivate and change lives of some of you.