My name is Tom and I am scheduled to have surgery to correct my kyphosis Oct. 22, 2014. I am 46 years old and have endured chronic mid-back pain since 1993. I would like to meet someone who has been through the kyphosis surgery to find out what his/her pain was like before the surgery and after the surgery. I'd like to know what to expect post-op, what tips and tricks are most useful, and mainly try to relate to someone who has been through the same situation I have been dealing with. I believe in "paying it forward" and if someone can give me some info/insight now, I promise to give someone else the same benefit in the future.