Re: All happening so fast
I'm sorry to hear that your daughter's curves have increased so suddenly. We've had quite a few parents who've posted here about their experiences over the years - in fact, Rachie seldom posts any more as her daughter is doing so well. I mention her specifically, because of something she was told by her daughter's surgeon, which is that a rapidly progressing curve is generally going to be a flexible one - so there's good hope that your daughter should get a very good correction
These days, the kids tend to do amazingly well, usually spending only a few days in hospital, and often not taking any painkillers after a couple of weeks at most! That's not to say that she won't tend to be tired and achy for some time beyond that, but once the initial (often rough) few days are out of the way, you'll quite likely find that far from being in a lot of pain, in fact you're trying to restrain her from doing too much
Please ask any specific questions you have, and we'll do our best to help, and we look forward to hearing about how it's gone. Remember we're here for you, even if it's just somewhere to get a virtual hug
Diagnosed at 15 with 50° curve, but probably juvenile IS. Fused in kyphosis (by non-specialised ortho) with a/p surgery T10-L2 @ 21, posterior only revision surgery to correct kyphosis @ 29. Now 38 with further revision surgery and extension of fusion to sacrum required to correct residual kyphosis, restore lordosis and address spinal stenosis.