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."
Monday, September 22, 2008
Fwd: Emily 12 yo Adolescent Scoliosis Email and Pictures. Are you Stiff after Scoliosis Surgery?
Date: September 21, 2008 10:41:16 PM EDT
To: Dr. Hey
Subject: Emily's Email and Pictures
Hello Dr. Hey:
We got your message Friday evening and our family email address is>>>>>
After we met Friday, I had my first Softball tournament since the weekend before my surgery. We did really well. We finished 2nd and lost the final game 5-4. I played every inning of all 9 games except for 2 innings in the first game. The first 2 games of every tournament are pool games and teams try to play everyone on their roster. I do not have the complet numbers for the tournament, but I batted .475 and played first base thru the whole tournament. In the Semi-final game, we were down 4-3 in the final inning and I hit the game tying RBI and scored the game winning run. My dad told me I was a little rusty, since my average last year was .504. I anchored 4 double plays and only had 2 errors in the field. My back feels great. I have had no tightness this weekend. My parents were concerned that with the 3 month layoff, I would be stiff, but I feel just like I did before my surgery.
All of my friends are amazed at how well I am doing. They were very happy to hear the good news I got Friday.
Also, another patient of yours, Bob ______, was at the tournament. We were playing his daughter, Amber, in the Championship game. Mr. L_____ has been very concerned sine my diagnosis and surgery. He could not get over the fact that I was playing and how limber and quick I was.
There is one draw back from the Surgery, because I am 2 inches taller, my "Strike Zone" is bigger. So Umpires are calling more "low strikes" on me. HaHa.
Thank you for all of your help in getting me better. I am sending a couple of pictures from the game.