Friday, October 2, 2009
Will do scoliosis surgery for cookies! Great end of the week at Hey Clinic.
Our clinic was blessed mid-day today with a special ginger bread cookie "floral display" from Terri's family -- our scoliosis surgery guest from yesterday.
Last week I spent virtually the whole week at the SRS Conference (Scoliosis Research Society) in San Antonio Texas. This week I was definitely "back in the saddle" in the operating room and clinic!
After a long and busy week, while Brittany, one of our PA's has been of town on a much deserved vacation, I must admit that my low carb diet was put on hold so I could enjoy a good cookie here in clinic at the end of the day w/ Jenny -- one of our awesome PA's.
It's been a busy, but really good week, with lots of "old friends" coming back to see us, and several new families coming in that we got to know for the first time, including Brittany from Fayetteville with the 57 degree curve and large trunk shift, our friend Joe from Myrtle Beach, and our other friend Joe C from Florida who flew up to see us. We also had our 41 yo surgery guest from Tennessee this week who had the extension fusion below her Harrington rod who is doing well, heading home to Tennessee tomorrow, and our 63 yo woman with the big scoliosis we fixed on Tuesday also doing well walking up and down the halls!
We also saw this morning our smaller 5 yo little guest with the large Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS), who has a curve we've been bracing now for a while.
We saw a bunch of our adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) postop guests today, who were looking great, and doing well in school. One is planning to be a nurse, another an elementary ed teacher. One of our AIS postop guests had a really good tan, but showed us how she protected her scar from the direct sunlight as we suggested to do for the first summer to allow the scar to heal better and be less noticeable.
Thanks to Terri and her whole family for this wonderful gift for our staff.
Get well soon Terri, and get home safely tomorrow.
Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery