I know what it’s like to be injured.
I know the fear that grips you when your movement is limited.
I know the anguish and frustration that takes over your mind with worry when you don’t know what to do to make things better.
I discovered early on that sometimes, no matter what you do to keep fit and healthy, you get injured. Aged 15 on an active family holiday in the States, one day I was unable to move. Stuck with a slight shift to the body but without severe pain I baffled many physicians as I didn’t tick the ‘characteristics’ of a slipped disc.
For an agonising 8 months I lived with severe scoliosis, unable to partake in sports and live a normal life, until I was allowed an MRI. Young and scared, I was advised by a consultant that surgery was the only way to fix the confirmed slipped disc.