Posts tagged "congenital Scoliosis"

The best of the bad....New rules, new game

The best of the bad....New rules, new game
The downside of maintaining a blog focused entirely on Scoliosis…if you want to escape from the journey, your blog stays dormant.  I am grateful my friends were kind enough to guest post when I was unwilling to admit we still had a dog in this fight.  Yes, I took the ostrich approach to the almost... Read more »

Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago hosts Scoliosis Awareness Picnic

John Janata of the 1983 Chicago Bears & Lucky Cast Club
When Linda Cree, RN of Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago, approached us a little over a month ago and offered to host a picnic for our Cast family, we never dreamed the magic we would enter.  She was modest in her depiction of the event. “We will do hotdogs and chips, have the clowns and service... Read more »

Casting for Congenital Scoliosis: Meet Giana!

Casting for Congenital Scoliosis: Meet Giana!
When Giana was a baby, she was very weak in her stomach and her neck.  She was diagnosed with torticollis and received therapy for a few months and then was discharged because she seemed to be better.   At that time they also suggested us getting her heart checked out because of her barrel chest and... Read more »
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Old Eggs: There goes that theory...

Old Eggs: There goes that theory...
If you have been following us for a while the you know I have a wild imagination.  With the diagnosis “Idiopathic Infantile Scoliosis” comes the need to find out the Idiopathic part of their world. I don’t like the no answer, answer to why my son has Scoliosis.  I have researched family history looking for a... Read more »

Mind over Matter

Mind over Matter
My favorite scheduler from my favorite hospital called this week for our next date.  Lucky #12 will come April 16, 2012.  We were already prepared for this date.  It was one of the few times we have actually needed a specific date.  Big Brother will see the Shriner’s Hospital Neurologist on April 17th.  We are... Read more »

The Firm...a.k.a Lucky Cast Club

The Firm...a.k.a Lucky Cast Club
I want to start this post by saying MASSIMO fought Infantile Scoliosis and set it STRAIGHT!  I love this kind of news!  0 in cast, 0 out of cast.  It was a long process with ups and downs but he is Super Massi and reached the path to a new journey.  He and his super... Read more »
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We're alright, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Chicago!

We're alright, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Chicago!
As I sit at my computer to write of the weekend that ended today with a new cast, exhaustion is the first thing that comes to mind.  I am tired.  That is not to say the weekend wasn’t truly wonderful, it was just tiring.  With any good exhaustion comes limited thought process.  I’m all, I’m... Read more »

Home away from home

      The countdown has begun once again for travels north to our home away from home.  This time tomorrow we will be somewhere near the half way point and we are actually looking forward to our return even though it will involve another round of casting for Iron Will.  It’s funny after two years of... Read more »

I need a Date

It seems my life revolves around a date.  Not the cool get ready and shave your legs kind of date, but an actual calendar date.  I am talking one day every 12 weeks of scheduled surgery time at Chicago Shriner’s Hospital.  Now these people are all rockstars.  They have been members of our family for... Read more »
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Is the cast still Lucky?

By name alone, The Lucky Cast Club, may be deceiving.  It may elude to the conclusion that all stories have happy endings with families moving on to a brace and then eventually families are free of everything.  The miracle cure.  I have been around the block a couple times and have friends who know for... Read more »