I don't usually do this but this forum has proved it's power. My sister (Tracy) has scoliosis (irregular curvature of the spine). When she was young, she had surgery to straighten it which included a stainless steel bar and the fusing of some of her vertebrae. Over the years, she's worn out the un-fused area of her back and has required two additional surgeries. Monday, she goes in for another surgery to relieve the constant pain she is in that the second surgery left her with. I would appreciate and I know she will too any positive thoughts you can send her way. Monday I will print off this thread and present it to her so she knows that she has the support of the SRT-10 forum. Thank you.