Inspirational Scoliosis Quotes

When I was recovering from scoliosis surgery, reading and sharing inspirational quotes helped me to stay positive.

Here are a collection of some of my favourite quotes that I think relate well to scoliosis, scoliosis surgery, pain and recovery. Please feel free to share any of these quotes on social media or your own blogs 🙂

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You can’t see the view if you don’t climb the mountain.

You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. Napoleon Bonaparte

Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.

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Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those cards you hold well


Where there is no struggle, there is no strength – Oprah Winfrey


No matter how hard things may seem, don’t get down, and don’t give up. The clouds will clear, and there are brighter days ahead.

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It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up – Vince Lombardi


The way I see it, if you want a rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain – Dolly Parton


Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now, doesn’t mean you aren’t headed for sunshine – Unknown.

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Everything will be ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.


Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.

What does not kill me, makes me stronger.
You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.
Keep Going.
 Go ahead. Underestimate me.
I am Titanium.
Stars can’t shine without darkness.
Don’t be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Scoliosis Pain Quotes
Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain. Bob Dylan
In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. Drew Barrymore
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Pain is weakness leaving the body. Tera Lynn Childs
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. Kenji Miyazawa
Pretending to be happy when you’re in pain is just an example of how strong you are as a person

The pain of yesterday is the strength of today


Don’t judge people.


Scoliosis Scar Quotes

Scars show us where we have been, they do not dictate where we are going. David Rossi


Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.

Behind every scar, there is an untold story of survival.
Turn your scars into stars.
Your scars are someone else’s signs of hope.
Funny Scoliosis Quotes
Because sometimes, you’ve just got to laugh…
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Please feel free to comment and add your own! 🙂

Louise x

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Inspirational Scoliosis Quotes

My Scoliosis Scar

My Scoliosis Scar

I know a lot of people are really interested in what their scoliosis scar will look like post surgery, so I thought I’d share some pictures of my scar through the different stages of my recovery.

My Scoliosis Scar -2 weeks post op

My Scoliosis Scar - 2 weeks post op
My Scar – 2 weeks post op
Here is my scoliosis scar about 2 weeks post op after I first removed my dressing. I remember being shocked (and pleased!) at how thin and neat the scar was. It was very red and sore though and I was unable to wear a bra at this point as it was too painful. I remember my back was also pretty bruised and swollen.

My Scoliosis Scar – 6 weeks post op

My Scoliosis Scar - 6 weeks post op
My Scar – 6 weeks post op


At 6 weeks post op, my scar was still pretty red and sore and my back was still swollen. I remember I still found it painful to wear a bra at this point.

My Scoliosis Scar – 5 months post op

My Scoliosis Scar - 5 mnnths post op
My Scar – 5 months post op

At around 5 months post op, my scar turned a kind of purple colour. I remember being a bit worried that it would stay like this as it looked pretty noticeable. I needn’t have worried though, as it soon faded pretty nicely. After 1 year post op, it was barely visible (see below picture).

My Scoliosis Scar – 1 year post op

My Scoliosis Scar - 1 year post op
My Scar – 1 year post op
As you can see my scar has faded nicely and you can hardly see it now, it kind of looks white. I thought it would be a lot more noticeable to be honest!

A tip:

Bio Oil can be really helpful for improving the appearance of your scar. I use it on my scar and I think it really does help. Although I would say wait until the scar has healed fully before using it 🙂

Update! See the below links for more scar related pictures..

My Scoliosis Scar: Two Years Post op

My Scoliosis scar: 2 years 8 months post op

Scoliosis Photo Gallery