When I was 12 years old, the government sent nurses to each school to do a scoliosis check up on all students. But I was the only one being called out to a tiny room. The nurses inside all looked at me with a worried look. I never forget that day. They asked me to bend down and confirmed that I have scoliosis. I was send to the General Hospital and was told by the doctor to wear a brace to stabilize the condition.
Initially wearing the brace was very painful. The hard plastic edge of the brace was always cutting my flesh, especially on both sides of the hip bones. It hurt so much even when I move my body, let alone walking. Over time, the flesh give way, the skin there becomes loose and disfigured to get used to the rubbing of the brace. As I have to wear the brace almost 23 hours every day, the skin trapped inside the brace become different and tears off easily. The sweat trapped inside the brace worsens it all. The smell of it was horrid and I can still remember till now. I always felt so hot and itchy when I started to sweat. But once I scratch it, I regretted it so badly. For the braced skin had deteriorated into so fragile and weak that once being scratch, it tears off so easily. And the wound could even ooze out yellowish discharge and sometimes even blood. It makes the smell even horrid. I felt like one walking corpse. The doctor could do nothing. Even I myself despised my own body. But I could not go without the brace. I still have to force myself to wear it. It was the only hope I had during that time to escape from operation.
In secondary school, my personality had changed. I become quiet, always hiding in the shadow. Everyone, including the teachers would give me a pathetic look. It is the pity and weird look they had on me that made me feel I am a freak. Being isolated, I soon become the easy target of school bullies. They are actually the top students from wealthy families. The principal and teachers doted on them, and entitled them as prefects. But behind the scene, they always like to pick on me, pushing me and I suffered bleeding bruises. But no teachers believed me. I was only a freak in their eyes. I went through all these at the age of 13, alone and quietly. The most painful part of wearing the brace is not my body, but my heart.
When I was 19, the doctor discharged me. He said my condition has stabilized and can go without the brace. It was the happiest day of my life. Thereafter, my skin recovered fully and is now all velvet smooth. But the backache that I suffered while I was on brace continues to turmoil me. I tried massage, heat therapy and plasters, but they only provide temporary relief. When I was 24, I went back to my doctor whom set up his own clinic in Mount Elizabeth Hospital. But he said I have scoliosis, it cannot be helped. I can only live with the severe backache.
In 2009, God asked me to get up from bed one night to check my mail. I did not understand as I never checked my yahoo mail. But I obey. And I saw Dr. Kevin Lau website. It simply blows up my mind. It is too good too wonderful to be true. Doubts and fear set in. For all these years I was used to live in hopelessness. And all of a sudden, hope appears out of nowhere. It is the fear of taking that step forward to hold on to that hope. Everyone around me is skeptical about it. After months, I finally took up the courage to call Dr Lau’s Clinic.
On the first visit, Dr Kevin is kind, humble and caring. He looked so different from what he appears on his website. But it is the shocking confidence in him that he can correct my scoliosis that makes me believe in miracle. To me, he is an inspiration himself. Without further ado, I took up a program for correction. I was totally committed. He taught me that exercise and nutrition play an important role too. He could lend me books to educate me on my own self healing. He is always so willing to teach me whatever I asked. He would diligently put up articles on his website and health blog to educate his patients for our own health being. He was being interviewed on radio, on TV and on newspapers. His book contains all the knowledge we scoliosis sufferers need to know comprehensively. It also contained evolutionary truths that will improve our health greatly.
During the treatments, my posture improved greatly and I do not slouch anymore. I followed his recommended diet, and I experience great change. My eyesight improved from 500 to 450 degrees over the 6 month period. My stamina improved greatly and I do not get so tired and restless easily. I do not fall sick, which I usually do. My skin complexion improve so much that I need no makeup anymore. Everyone find me getting taller too. My backache also improved over time. Most importantly, I gained back my self confidence.
After six months treatments, my upper curve of my ‘S’ shaped spine improved from 36 to 30 degrees. The lower curve improved from 35 to 26 degrees. The total 15 degrees is a miracle to me. It is a dream comes true. My hope was fulfilled. I am deeply in great multitude of gratitude to Dr Kevin.
Not only correcting my scoliosis, he imparted his relentlessly strong positive belief that changed my whole outlook in life. All things are possible if you dare to believe.