This is where Dr. Hey shares his thoughts regarding recent patients he has cared for, scoliosis and kyphosis research and literature, and shares photos and case summaries to benefit patients, their families/ friends, and folks in healthcare. Dr. Hey was hit by a car at age 16, and spent 3 months in the hospital, with 11 surgeries. This experience changed his life, as he experienced God's compassion and healing through others, now encouraging others to "go and do likewise."
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Fwd: 3 years in July. Sailing around the Caribbean after Major Scoliosis Surgery
Subject: 3 years in July
Date: June 16, 2012 8:19:05 PM EDT
To: "'Lloyd Hey'" <>
Hi Dr. Hey, just thought I would let you know that I just returned from a 10 day vacation in the British Virgin Islands………….we spent 5 days on a 51' catamaran sailing boat. I was a bit nervous at first……………….but I did so well…..balancing on the boat….moving all around. We went snorkeling and climbing on rocks. The only problem I had was getting back into the dinghy after snorkeling! But it went just fine! Lots and lots of laughing. I would love for anyone considering this surgery to know that there is life after surgery even at my age!!! I turn 59 on July 14 (exactly 3 years after my surgery) There really isn't anything I can't do. Thank you again for giving me a full life!!! Pat