Carole R.

Carole R.

Carole Rogers isn't used to inactivity. A nurse of 47 years, Carole remains active in the community. She sits on the board for the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation and belongs to the Palm Springs Rotary Board. She is passionate about giving back to the community, including volunteering as a nurse at the homeless clinic.

Recently, Carole underwent a routine hip replacement at Desert Regional Hospital. She discharged home and was doing well, independent with the use of a walker. But after five days at home, she twisted her body wrong. Severe pain took hold in her hip. By 3 am, Carole couldn't move or walk. She called 9-1-1 and returned to Desert Regional Hospital. An x-ray revealed a femur fracture.

"I was shocked that a simple movement caused my fracture," Carole recalled. "The pain was so excruciating."

After surgery to repair the fracture, Carole spent several days at Desert Regional. A physical therapist she had seen in the past came to visit her. The therapist recommended Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage for intensive therapy. "My therapist told me Vibra was the best place to go."

Carole is glad for that advice.

"The staff here at Vibra are so encouraging and push you to your limit while making it fun! Christian, my physical therapist, was so fun and made my stay so enjoyable. We spend a lot of time laughing during my therapy sessions."

The laughter helped Carole through her therapy. So did her motivation to return home to her husband and her beloved cats.

Carole has big plans for when she returns home, including getting back into her daily routine and returning to board meetings. She's also excited about the holiday season. "I have a ticket to the theater to see a live production that I'm looking forward to, as well as being home for the holidays."