01-29-2010, 07:02 PM
I have Congenital Scoliosis. It's 100 degrees, and surgery IS in the future. I had surgery in 1998, [Harrington Rod Insertion]. I have a small chest cavity so that's why I use a ventilator at night to sleep, so I get more lung growth. But, my lungs ARE growing and I'm super happy. I wore a brace since I was one to twelve but my surgeon didn't see the use of it anymore as it was not doing much for me. My friends are so helpful and help carry my books if its a big load of schoolbooks because I get shoulder pain. I have one leg that is thinner than the over and I get leg pain and shoulder pain. And unfortunately, sometimes rib pain. If I do have surgery, I know you will all support me.