(A special post-op open thread that I probably won't be able to immediately participate in because of the ICU's "no 3G, no WiFi" rules. But here it is anyway.)
An open note to my doctor:
This is a corset.
This is a back brace.
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the differences and adjust your terminology accordingly. Telling patients that their new back brace is "basically like a corset" is setting up some false expectations in the extreme, let me tell you. If I can't wear it at a Ren Fair and blend in, it's not a corset, dang it.