Tuesday, December 15, 2009

34 yo man with 60 degree painful scoliosis fixed today. Cool Greek Tattoos. Love God. Love Each Other!

> Several weeks ago, I was doing research on the web to help our
> church to develop our own mission statement.
> I ran across a short simple mission statement for Summit Church
> which rang true: Love God, Love Each Other, Love the World."
> The very next day, I met David, a 34 yo gentleman with severe
> scoliosis at Hey Clinic.
> I noticed that he had Greek letters tattooed on inside portion of
> both forearms, that looked pretty cool.
> I asked them what they said, and he told me that he went to Summit
> Church, and the tattoo on one side says "Love God" and on the other
> says "Love each Other."
> Wow. Inspiring "coincidence". Now THAT'S an inspiring Mission
> Statement!
> I guess it is also good example of wearing your "Heart on Your Sleeve"
> David has a very strong faith and spends the summer inspiring kids
> at a Baptist camp down at the coast.
>
> David's scoliosis has continued to progress during adulthood and has
> become quite painful and dis-forming.
> We fixed it today with special new double rod technique and got
> excellent relief.
> You can see the 12 cork-screw like devices I use to very gently
> derotate and straighten the spine safely.
> We got an awesome correction and his rib hump was largely gone by
> end of surgery.
> Heather, a local physical therapist from Avante Physical Therapy
> here in Raleigh was observing us today.
> She asked good questions, and enjoyed watching the disappearing rib
> hump!
>
> Surgical time: 3 hours 10 minutes.
> EBL: 1000 cc
> Blood transfused: none.
> Complications: none.
> Correction: excellent.

3 comments:

1060sett said...

Dr.Hey, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have given my brother a new life. The before and after pictures of David's back are awesome. You have a great gift to help people and to me that's the best gift in the world. Thanks again and God truly is Great!!!
Lisa Settlemyre

Lisha Walston said...

WOW!!! Praise God! Thank you, Dr. Lloyd for sharing your healing gifts as well as your faith in such a public way. This gives me hope and makes me believe that there are still a few good docs left! And, David, although I have not posted, I have been keeping you in my prayers, you are a miracle! And an inspiration in more ways than I could ever express, just from sharing your life and mission on your facebook blog. God bless you both!

Lisha Walston said...

WOW!!! Praise God! Thank you, Dr. Lloyd for sharing your healing gifts as well as your faith in such a public way. This gives me hope and makes me believe that there are still a few good docs left! And, David, although I have not posted, I have been keeping you in my prayers, you are a miracle! And an inspiration in more ways than I could ever express, just from you sharing your life and mission on your facebook blog. God bless you both!