I was the born with scoliosis had the s curve 65 and 40 degree so I tried wearing the brace well at 12 I had my surgery was in the or 20+hours while the rods were placed . Going in to surgery was the last thing I remember . I was in a coma for 3 weeks. After the first surgery I was told the doctors had discorved that I had no feeling in my lower legs so immediately I was back in surgery for an additional 18 hours while the undone every thing only 12 hours earlier . They were paralyzingly my legs . They didn't think I was gonna wake up . Well I did and instead of wearing the plastic brace after surgery because all that was left was the bone they had fused they put me in a body cast from my neck all the way to my hips and for the next 3 months I remained at the hospital I was completely bed ridden for 2/3ds of that time I was completely dependent on others mainly my mother who never left my bedside the whole time . One day I begged my mother to let help me stand and as I started to stand I immediately hit the floor . I had to learn to walk all over again and after I came home I couldnt go to school I never got to see the 9 th grade and I was in that cast for 1 year. But the doctors were hoping that the bone would be strong enough to keep my spine as straight as possible. A year later they took it off I was 4 inches taller and for the next 10years or so it did but now I'm 48 and the curve worse than the first . And after the ordeal of what had happened no doctor wanted to risk any other procedure . This was 1984 and I had celebrated my 12 th birthday with a surgery that almost took my life . So pain medicine is the only choice I have and the pain is a still there every day in some degree. Please if any one has seen or heard or even happened to them tell me your story . Cause I've never heard of this happening and the doctors can't explain what happened!