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  • Debra K.

    Debra K.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We all have certain health factors in our family trees that make us conscious of how we go about our daily lives. We make an effort to eat right, maintain a certain level of physical activity, etc. This was how Debra lived her life. While working in her garden one day, Debra suddenly felt her right side go weak. She made her way back to the patio and took a picture of her face. The photo reinforced Debra's suspicion -- she was having a stroke. Debra alerted a family member who transported ... We all have certain health factors in our family trees that make us conscious of how we go about our daily lives. We make an effort to eat right, ... Read More
  • William B.

    William B.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We all have hobbies or activities we love to take part in. Rarely do we contemplate the "what if's" that could result in serious injury. William was no exception. Attending the MBHA Youth World Show in Georgia, William was having a great time. One of his students began having an issue with her horse's gait. Her parents asked William to help correct the issue. William agreed, having done this several times with his own horses. But shortly after getting into the saddle, the horse began to ... We all have hobbies or activities we love to take part in. Rarely do we contemplate the "what if's" that could result in serious injury. William was ... Read More
  • Wade T.

    Wade T.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    When we are sick, we’re all the same. We want to know what is wrong with us and what needs to happen to make us well again. This is exactly what occurred to Wade T. earlier this year. But unfortunately for Wade, for the first several months of his illness, his exact condition went unidentified. This resulted in the delay of the correct treatment regiment being administered. Wade’s symptoms started shortly after the passing of his mother. He had gone to make funeral arrangements and ... When we are sick, we’re all the same. We want to know what is wrong with us and what needs to happen to make us well again. This is exactly what ... Read More
  • Hardin S.

    Hardin S.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    An energetic retiree, Hardin enjoys remaining active for himself, his family and his church. Taking care of his yard and garden and being an active member of his church community kept him busy. And of course, his beloved Kentucky Wildcats. That was until one Sunday morning in March. Hardin went to church early to adjust the heat in preparation for the upcoming morning service. He returned home to take a nap before service. When he awoke, his wife knew something was wrong. Unable to ... An energetic retiree, Hardin enjoys remaining active for himself, his family and his church. Taking care of his yard and garden and being an active ... Read More
  • Michael B.

    Michael B.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    One moment, one conversation, one diagnosis. This is all it takes to change your life forever. However, how you react to that is what makes the true impact. No one -- not even his neurologist -- could explain to Michael why he had been suffering from a steady loss of mobility. Within a month's time, Michael went from functioning normally to needing the assistance of a cane and then a wheelchair. Not happy with the rapid change in his situation and lack of answers, Michael saw another ... One moment, one conversation, one diagnosis. This is all it takes to change your life forever. However, how you react to that is what makes the true ... Read More
  • John B.

    John B.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    How many of us can say we have been to the brink and come back, despite the odds against us? John B. can definitely claim that right. John went to an area hospital due to progressive difficulty in breathing, fever and a change in mental status. He was diagnosed with pneumococcal pneumonia. The pneumonia quickly progressed to include septicemia and spinal meningitis, among other things. John remained in an area hospital for almost three months. Four weeks were spent unconscious in ... How many of us can say we have been to the brink and come back, despite the odds against us? John B. can definitely claim that right. John went to an ... Read More
  • Rebecca S.

    Rebecca S.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    Folding clothes. Moving around the house working on everyday tasks. Suddenly, unable to walk. Then unable to remember anything until waking up in the hospital. This is how Rebecca spent the first day of Spring. As Rebecca became aware of her situation in a local hospital, her condition quickly worsened. It was necessary for her to be air evacuated to Nashville. Rebecca remained in Nashville for a week recovering from a hemorrhagic stroke. At the time of her admission to SKY Rehab, Rebecca ... Folding clothes. Moving around the house working on everyday tasks. Suddenly, unable to walk. Then unable to remember anything until waking up in the ... Read More
  • Dante G.

    Dante G.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    For any patient planning on a surgery, the hope is that the surgery will be a success and there will be no complications during the recovery period. However, should complications arise following any surgery, patients who are proactive and committed to their recovery will be far more successful. Dante faced this exact situation following his bilateral knee surgery. In the weeks following his surgery he developed Myositis Ossificans. This is a condition in which bone tissue formed in the ... For any patient planning on a surgery, the hope is that the surgery will be a success and there will be no complications during the recovery period. ... Read More
  • Dale S.

    Dale S.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    Every day we travel down the road, never assuming that in a matter of moments something can occur that will completely alter our existence. For Dale S. that day occurred when he was traveling the Natcher Parkway en route to Owensboro for an appointment. Realizing something was wrong Dale pulled over, contacted emergency responders and was eventually transported to Norton’s in Louisville for emergency surgery. Following a very unique stinting to correct a proximal basilar artery occlusion, ... Every day we travel down the road, never assuming that in a matter of moments something can occur that will completely alter our existence. For Dale ... Read More
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