For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
So you know how when you get a test done at the doctor’s, they almost always send you a form letter that says, “Blood tests normal” and that’s it? The letter I got with my spine X-ray CD, which I shared the other day, basically followed that paradigm. I figured that’s all I’d hear about it. But today I received a letter in the mail from Virginia Mason, and it was a first: Clearly typed by my actual doctor (a very nice gal, by the way, but like all doctors apparently busy enough for 3 people), not an item from a drop-down menu. The letter, in its entirety, said:
Significant scoliosis — continue physical therapy, if any interest in surgical options we can discuss at next appointment or just give the clinic a call!
Huh. To some extent that answers some of my earlier questions (about severity, for example), but mostly it just raises more questions.
…Back surgery? Really?
I need more data. Pros, cons. When’s it worth it, when’s it not. Well. That’s something to think about.