Re: Poll !!!!
I don't go "poaching" other forums' members, btw
That would be really rude! If I think they'd benefit from being here I just tell them that SSO exists too, and that plenty of people are members of lots of forums so they'd be welcome to pop by and check us out. Similarly, I'll direct people to NSF or Spinekids too if I think those forums will help them more than we can. The most important thing to me is that people get the right support and info.
37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.