Brandy Lee, a patient of TOA spine specialist, Dr. Burrus, pulls a single person kayak towards the water at Long Hunter State Park. The kayak weighs about 40 pounds without any gear in it.
Brandy writes, "I couldn't even walk in April of 2008, so being able to (carefully) pick up a kayak is something I'm incredibly grateful to be able to do. I blew out my disc at the L4/L5 level. I had degenerative disc disease, but I think a fall down some stairs finished it off. I think some bits of the disc were sitting on my sciatic nerve, and the pain eventually got to be so bad that I couldn't even stand up. I spent a week dragging myself around my house by my elbows before I called Dr. Burrus and begged him to move up my surgery, which he graciously did. He had me up and walking a day later. I honestly feel that he saved my life. He's my hero! I owe him so much more than I could ever repay. He's one heck of a talented surgeon! My 9-year anniversary will be on April 8th of this year, and I don't think I could be any happier with the results of the fusion."