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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

I Am Titanium


This post is going to be different to any of the other posts I have written , I suppose it's a lot more personal and more serious and to be honest it couldn't be further away from fashion or art or music or film.But I am writing this post because it's an important part of me now.
So, the reason I haven't written for so long is because I have actually been in hospital and at home recovering from surgery which I had on my back-because I have idiopathic scoliosis.
Scoliosis is the curvature of the spine , and the fact that it is idiopathic means that the doctors don't actually know what it's caused by.My spine had a 72 degree curve and this is an x ray of what it used to look like:

My operation involved titanium rods and bolts being fixed to my spine to straighten it. Thanks to the amazing surgeons, the operation was very successful and I'm now making a steady recovery.Below is a picture of an x ray of my back after the surgery:
Pretty amazing isn't it?
There are actually quite a few famous figures with scoliosis , like Sarah Michelle Gellar (a.k.a Buffy), Kurt Cobain ,Joan Smalls(supermodel),Liza Minnelli and even King Richard III!
I like the fact that the metal in my back is titanium , it sounds cool.
I felt this song was appropriate , seeing as I am now , titanium:

I want to thank all my family and friends for looking after me and cheering me up whilst I haven't been so well.You guys are awesome! More fashion/movie/music/artsy fartsy posts coming soon - just give me a chance to get back into the swing of things!
Kate
xox