Sandra H.

Sandra H.

A lover of the outdoors, Sandra's cardiac health has limited her ability to enjoy nature. The 59-year-old has a history of peripheral arterial disease and recently had a bypass done. Having experienced severe lower extremity pain, Sandra found herself in the emergency room multiple times where physicians discovered acute limb ischemia. She was transferred to a local hospital for vascular surgery evaluation.

Sandra underwent surgery - a right axillobifemoral bypass. The surgery was successful and Sandra admitted to Vibra Hospital of Denver to continue her recovery. At Vibra, Sandra's neurovascular status would be monitored while she worked to regain her strength and mobilization through physical and occupational therapies.

A determined individual, Sandra made incredible improvements under the guidance and encouragement of Vibra's staff. "The staff is more of a family than they are co-workers," Sandra noted. "Everyone is always pleasant and feels that this is more than 'just a job.'"

Working with therapy is something that Sandra understands is a vital part of her recovery at Vibra. She is not one to shy away from a challenge and has met every single one. Sandra looks forward to returning to camping and fishing, activities she grew up doing. With the consistent help of the team at Vibra and being able to focus on her cardiac care, Sandra has made great progress.

“I can’t wait to put on a comfortable pair of shoes and go for a nice walk outdoors.”