My son, almost 15, also has a double curve and will have surgery in 3 weeks. I will love to hear of your experiences so I can prepare him for the surgery and recuperation. Especially how painful it was, how you managed the pain, and how long the pain lasted after surgery. Did you have thoracoplasty to correct the rib hump? How long did it take you to recover well enough to get back to school and resume normal life? Will greatly appreciate your reply. My email address is . Hope you are doing well now. Good luck.