I am happy to report that my 13 year old, Stephanie just successfully underwent the surgery to correct her scoliosis. Before surgery her curve was 45 degrees. The doctor got it down to 15 degrees! I am sooooooo pleased. We are day 5 post-op and she is doing terrific. She can get out of bed almost all by herself and is walking both with and without the walker. WOW! I never expected such a great result and quick recoovery. I had this surgery (back in the dark ages, lol -- 1981) and it is amazing how much different and improved it is now. I was in a full body cast for 9 months following my surgery and Steph doesn't even have to wear any kind of immobilization whatsoever! Incredible! So for all of you who have been on the fence as to whether or not to have the surgery, please don't be afraid. I am not a doctor, and every case is different, but this one is looking like it going to have a happy ending, so get your opinions, second opinions, check out the hospital(s) and of course if you have any questions, please contact me.... I would be happy to help in any way possible! Best wishes to all. Wendy
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