40 years ago this summer, I had my own scoli surgery. I have been dismissed for my "aches and pains," by doctors, because "scoliosis doesn't cause pain" but I have had some amazing docs over the years and am very lucky to be as able-bodied as I am. Aren't band and theatre geeks the best and most supportive high school friends, ever? I just submitted my scoli bio to a publication. I hope it comes out this month.