Does anyone have any experience with, or knowledge about, shrinking long after surgery? I had rods put in at age 7, another surgery to place a rib in front of my spine at age 9, and I am now 29. I don't know specific numbers but I know that from 2009 to 2010, I shrunk probably 1/4 - 1/2 inch, and I know when I go in a couple of weeks it'll probably be more because I measure myself along with the kids now and my marks are going down while they're are going up. I was once at least 5'4" or 5' 4 1/2" but now am just barely over 5'3". And I know heights can vary from am to pm, but I always make my appts for the same time of the day. My doctor didn't give any indication that I had curve progression when I saw him in 2010 though. Is this normal?