After surgery, 91-year-old dances with her doc

Here’s your daily dose of sweetness.

We spend a lot of time in the news business trying to cram drama down your throats — whether its politics, or blood-and-guts stories, or the weather. It’s all news, of course, but sometimes drama comes in the form of human achievement playing right now at a hospital near you and going relatively unnoticed.

So today we’re noticing Julia Tourtellotte, who was worried her dancing days were over at 91. She had some problems with her spine, and dancing means a lot to her because she teaches clogging to the old folks at a senior home in Summerville, S.C.

A surgeon at the hospital told her he could her help and so she agreed to an operation — robotic spine surgery.

She’s recovered, so last week she went back to the hospital and invited her surgeon to dance.

She’s 91-year-old Julia Tourtellotte. He’s Neurosurgeon Sabino DAgostino, MD. Today they celebrated her recovery from minimally invasive robotic spine surgery. Learn more about the surgery at tridoc.co/TridentRoboticSpineSurgery

Posted by Trident Medical Center on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Humans are amazing when they put their minds to it.

  • Al

    I now have new life goals. Time to dig out those tap shoes.

  • jon

    “robotic spine surgery.”

    Some day those three words are going to mean something very different… I look forward to safe and effective implantable robot spines.

  • Jack

    WOW!

    Hope I have that much energy when I reach retirement age.

  • tarry_on

    Wow. She and the woman to her left seem to be the only ones keeping in time. Take that, 91!