Archive for 2012

I wish you enough

I wish you enough
Sitting down to write the 100th post for Suck it, Scoliosis, it seems so appropriate to meet this milestone just a week after our 3 year anniversary, 1 week after returning home from an unbelievable weekend for my Lucky Cast Club sisters.  Humble is the primary word that comes to mind when I look back on our journey. ... Read more »

Hold the iPad, I am giving the gift of Hope this holiday season

Hold the iPad, I am giving the gift of Hope this holiday season
Cast 14 has come and gone.  We were met with expected news; no change…see you in 12 weeks.  In the back of our minds, the glimmer of hope sat dormant.  Afraid to hope too much for a reprieve from our 4th year of casting, yet some shards still manage to hit barbed in your outer shell at... Read more »

Time: The gift that keeps on giving.

I know I am a scoliosis blog and I have to say today I should be writing a post about preparing for what will be our 14th cast, in 3+ years of casting.  We leave tomorrow for our home away from home, the beautiful Windy City awaiting our arrival.  As of this morning, my home... Read more »
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Finding your own path

We have a influx of new families in the Lucky Cast Club the past few weeks.  New families mean new little ones starting their casting journey.  Such a mix of emotions.  I am grateful our hospitals respect our group enough to share the Lucky Cast Club.  It is also very nice to know they are... Read more »

A little bit tortoise, a little bit hare.

Since we started casting I have been indoctrinated with the correct analogies, explanations, etc… for Progressive Infantile Scoliosis & Mehta Casting.  My clients all work in Network Marketing and are leaders in both their industry and company.  I have heard their simple explanations of what it is they do hundreds of times and always marvel... Read more »

Reflections from a frazzled mind

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.  I have been following some beautiful blogs Mary Tyler Mom and Donna’s Cancer Story is being featured on Huffington Post.  If you haven’t followed this story of HOPE, LOVE, & STRENGTH, I highly suggest you do.  The Mary Tyler Family and beautiful amazing Donna changed my world last year and... Read more »
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Casting: A Labor of Love

Casting: A Labor of Love
Casting is not for the faint of heart.  Through the terror and heartache you must find strength you never knew possible.  It gets both easy and harder with time.  Yesterday I caught William watching YouTube on the iPad.  I said what are you watching? He said swimming.  There he was laughing with the kids on... Read more »

Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em: When is it time to move out of cast world?

Yes, once again I am dealing with guilt for neglecting my beloved Lucky Cast Club.  I have written 10 posts in my head while traversing my busy world of working two jobs, trying to maintain my Mom status and find time for sleep in the process.  In the course of a month we have shared... Read more »

Usain Bolt: Power of Possibility

Usain Bolt: Power of Possibility
Since William’s diagnosis at 10 months of age different fears have fought their way to my world.  In the beginning I feared whether he would hit his milestones: crawling, walking, running, jumping, etc… With great pride he met the milestones, although often later then his peers.  As his personality has emerged I have seen a... Read more »
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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 »