First...scroll down and read my post on St. Patty's Day. Yes, I am being very ambitious today and posting twice. Mostly b/c I had almost finished the St. Patty's post yesterday but hadn't finished getting the pictures uploaded.
I went to Scottish Rite hospital this morning to participate in a research study on scoliosis. That is the hospital I had my 2 surgeries in. They did 2 x-rays and then an exam. The exam was mostly measuring my range of motion in my back. Nothing too exciting but this is the second study I have been a part of. It is kind of cool to get to contribute to a study that could yield new and improved treatments or even a cure. Especially since scoliosis is hereditary so my children have a good chance of having it. The doctor said I was doing well. That is another good thing about the studies. If they see something that should be looked into, they will let you know and refer you to a specialist. Did I tell you guys about giving a sample of my DNA? I can't remember but I guess I have been in 3 research studies, two at Scottish Rite and one that I contributed a saliva sample. They are using the DNA to try and isolate the gene that causes scoliosis.