Thursday, May 15, 2014
Hannah, 5 years after 53 degree scoliosis surgery with new blog and thankful for better quality of life and posture.
"Today marks five years since I had my scoliosis surgery. I am eternally grateful to Dr. Hey and his team for their incredible work. Most days, I don't even remember that I had the surgery. I am reminded only by the faint scar on my back, by minor pain when I sit in church pews since they simply hit my back in the wrong place, and by metal detectors in airports. Otherwise, I am fully functional.
I walked four miles today. Five years ago, I could not even walk to classes at Duke a few hundred yards from my dorm without experiencing excruciating pain and terrible shortness of breath. My experience has been truly amazing, and I thank God every day that I have been given the opportunity to live as I live now. I am so incredibly blessed."