When I was 9 I fell off the top of a slide and hurt my back quite badly, I was told I had scoliosis and went through months of painful physio. I had never been a popular girl at the primary school I attended.
I was a loner, a mummy’s girl and the teacher’s pet; I was bullied by the other kids at school because of this. When I got to secondary school the bullying got even worse, I had finally found some friends who accepted me though so I was happy. I got to about the age of 13/14 and my back was still sore but I didn’t notice the scoliosis causing a curve as of yet.
One day during the school lunch break we were walking around the school (god knows why we did this but every day, round and round the masses would go) and a boy 2 years above me (who was ginger and had big round glasses and really was in no position to call others names) shouted Hunchback of Notre dame as he walked past me, I burst into tears and ran to the toilets.
This continued day in day out and others picked up on it and joined in. I became a total recluse, hiding in the library at lunchtimes. I had no confidence, no friends and I slipped into depression. I hated school and I hated myself. Children can be very cruel to each-other. I was the victim of nasty bullies and suffered childhood depression because of them. I was bullied because of Scoliosis.
This continued for the next 4 years till I left school. I’ve never fully regained my confidence since then. It takes me a long time to make friends.
My backs getting worse and I can see the curve forming now; I’m dreading my son being bullied when he gets to school because his mummy has a hunch.
My back really gets me down. I’m trying acupuncture currently to try and help my back pain then I can work more on improving my posture again.
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