Tuesday, December 15, 2009
34 yo man with 60 degree painful scoliosis fixed today. Cool Greek Tattoos. Love God. Love Each Other!
> 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
> 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
> Surgical time: 3 hours 10 minutes.
> EBL: 1000 cc
> Blood transfused: none.
> Complications: none.
> Correction: excellent.