Dear Dr. Hersh I know I have not been there in over a year for treatment due to the fact that I let my life get in the way. My life meaning school, softball (last spring),my summer job, and anything else that came up along the way. I now realize what was most important and that was my health . As you could probably assume my scoliosis has gotten worse due to my lack of responsibility when it comes to my exercises. I recently had an issue where my rib was making an impact on my lung which is now getting much better since I have been doing my exercises and more every single day. I would still like to avoid a spinal fusion as I really don’t think it will benefit me as well as the dangers that come with it. I have more determination then ever to work for this due to the fact that I have been fearing surgery as a possibility until I have gotten better which I have. I am interested to know the dates for any of the upcoming sessions you have, my parents will probably send you a similar e-mail, but since I am now 18 and technically an adult I should contact you on my own as well so that you know I have more determination then ever and will not let anything stand in my way as I am and will continue to do my exercises and anything else you give me along the way to ensure this never happens again. I really hope you can help me as you did before. I’ll be looking forward to hearing back from you.
Julia from New York