Thanks for asking. I'm happy to say that I'm still doing okay although the latest Xrays showed a slight worsening of the S curve. Since my last posting, I've also tried the Schroth Method, http://www.schrothmethod.com, which is based on a lot of stretching with ladders and belts and deep breathing. I think this kind of therapy may work for younger patients whose bones are more malleable. In my case, however, the therapy didn't bring about any permanent change to my bone structure. I did learn some technics for countering the imbalance in my posture caused by the scoliosis which was helpful. I am still diligent about doing core exercises almost daily which is key to any back problems. Other than exercise, I have not resorted to opiods nor epidurals.