Oh my, Christine... I'd never seen your before & after pics before. You got an incredible correction, didn't you? *envy* I hope you are as pleased with the results pain-wise as with the cosmetic results!
congenital scoliosis, thoracic fusion without instrumentation in 1974 (age 11mos), re-operated in 1975 (age 17mo.s) ~ lung volume 25-30%