How can we care for scoliosis and kyphosis and spondylolisthesis better with conservative care like physical therapy, high-tech scoliosis braces, exercise and other techniques? What can be done to improve surgical care, and understand choices for surgery, learning from those around the world? How can we learn from aviation and from Deming's principles of "Standard Work" to constantly improve spine and all healthcare?
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