GlennaGlenna has had scoliosis for as long as she can remember. It was never much of a problem until Christmas Eve 2004. Suddenly, out of no where, Glenna experienced the most excruciating pain she’d ever had. It started in her spine and wrapped around to the front of her rib cage, up to her neck, and seemed to “attack” her left shoulder. She says, “The pain was so intense that I thought I was going to die – literally.”

After consulting with several neurosurgeons, she was diagnosed with idiopathic syringomyelia. She has not had surgery and currently is being treated at a pain clinic. It took her a couple of years before she could finally wrap my mind around what was going on and accept it. She says, “I don’t dwell on what might or might not happen in the future. I live each day the best I can and remember that each day is a gift and there are no guarantees.”

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