Category Archives: kyphosis

One Girl with Two Backs of Steel

    On July 31, I did the one thing I’ve feared for 10 years. I let my child go into surgery for kyphosis. It’s hard to describe those 10 years of thoughts-the being told surgery was inevitable, being told … Continue reading

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Taking a Break

I would not normally post anything political on this blog, however I am taking a break from this blog for a bit. The current political crisis in my country is demanding my attention. In many ways, Katie’s journey will be … Continue reading

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The Inner Workings of a Star

I have known Katelin from long before she was born. Through ultrasound, I saw her when she was just a little bean and later, when she looked more like the little girl I would soon hold in my arms, I … Continue reading

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A Backbone of Steel

For 24 years I have taken care of Katelin. I know every mark on her body. I know when a new freckle pops up. I know why she has scars on the tops of her feet, because in severe anxious … Continue reading

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Body Bound by a Brain #4

A roller coaster twists and turns and bends. It can take your breath away. So does Rett syndrome, in a whole other, non-exhilarating, way. Rett syndrome twists and turns and bends our children’s bodies, often taking their breath away.   … Continue reading

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