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Hi Folks! This is all so new to me. I am 23 and just found out in May that I have scoliosis. In what I thought was a 30 degree curve is really 50. Previous Drs had just been reading the X-Ray on a disc and not on actual body size film. After seeing one of the top Orthos in my area, he suggests the posterior spinal fusion surgery is the best option for me. I am told my condition will only get worse with time and increase the pain. I all ready have difficulties in my day to day activities and I just really cant imagine things getting worse! This is so much to consume in such a short time! I am very dissapointed in my Primary DR to have missed something like this. I have alot of concerns for my future. Things such as pregnancy or ten years from now after the surgery. Will it be as great as the surgeon says? I was planning a wedding up untill this news of surgery and will now be postponing it to recover and because of the cost. I have been reading these forums and it seems like you all have alot of encouraging things to say! I look forward to hearing your thoughts...