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Recent Posts in August, 2020

  • Karina R.

    Karina R.
    When Karina Reynosa went out for a run on one fateful June day, she never expected her life would change. But during that run, a drunk driver struck the 25-year-old. The accident was devastating. ...
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  • Thelma S.

    Thelma S.
    Thelma Stilwell is a woman who knows how to beat the odds. Thelma's remarkable story began with what she thought was simply an asthma attack. But after arriving at Three Rivers Medical Center, she ...
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  • Fighting COVID-19: A Patient's Perspective | Gerry Hernandez

    Fighting COVID-19: A Patient's Perspective | Gerry Hernandez
    Though the elderly and those with preexisting conditions are the most vulnerable to COVID-19, the virus can strike even the most unsuspecting. Just ask Gerry Hernandez, an otherwise-healthy ...
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  • Jamie B.

    Jamie B.

    Vibra Hospital of Fargo

    James "Jamie" Bumbalo expected his surgical procedure to be routine. Spend a few days in the hospital and then return home to resume his life as a teacher in a small North Dakota community. Unfortunately, that's not how Jamie's story goes. A frightening complication nearly took Jamie's life. Six days after surgery, Jamie went into respiratory failure. His heart stopped beating and he needed to be resuscitated. Jamie's sister, daughter, and son sat at his beside for nine days while doctors ... James "Jamie" Bumbalo expected his surgical procedure to be routine. Spend a few days in the hospital and then return home to resume his life as a ... Read More
  • Gary F.

    Gary F.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    As a physician, Dr. Gary Flannery understands how to take care of himself. This includes maintaining an active lifestyle. Working part-time as a physician in Los Angeles, Dr. Flannery had plenty of time to stay active. "I enjoyed many hobbies such as biking, kayaking, and tennis," he said. "Prior to my hospitalization, I was very healthy and independent." The events that led to Dr. Flannery's hospitalization began in the summer. "I developed a DVT for the second time," he shared. DVT ... As a physician, Dr. Gary Flannery understands how to take care of himself. This includes maintaining an active lifestyle. Working part-time as a ... Read More
  • Frances E.

    Frances E.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Chest pain brought Frances Elam to her local hospital. After a couple of days, she underwent surgery to open up a blockage in her heart. Unfortunately, things did not go smoothly for Fran. She seemed to encounter one complication after another following the surgery. Fran didn't think she would make it out. One major post-surgery complication was the stroke that Fran suffered. The stroke caused her difficulty with speaking and finding the right words. Being unable to express herself to her ... Chest pain brought Frances Elam to her local hospital. After a couple of days, she underwent surgery to open up a blockage in her heart. ... Read More
  • Candy A.

    Candy A.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    Many of us go to work each day expecting it to be like the others: uneventful. But what if one day, something occurred that forever impacted the way in which you function and think about your health? That's what happened to Candy Amick. Having just returned from a break, Candy became aware that her legs were not functioning correctly. Realizing there was something wrong, she alerted her co-workers who assisted her in getting to the factory’s on-site medical clinic. Within fifteen minutes ... Many of us go to work each day expecting it to be like the others: uneventful. But what if one day, something occurred that forever impacted the way ... Read More
  • Cathy D.

    Cathy D.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    In late September, Cathy began having increased trouble with her breathing and decided to see her primary care physician. The rancher from Wyoming is glad she did. While at the doctor's office, Cathy's body "turned blue" because she had so little oxygen in her blood. Cathy's doctor sent her immediately to the ER. From there, she was airlifted to a hospital in Denver, not knowing what would happen next. Doctors diagnosed Cathy with interstitial lung disease . This disease affects the ... In late September, Cathy began having increased trouble with her breathing and decided to see her primary care physician. The rancher from Wyoming is ... Read More
  • Miguel M.

    Miguel M.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    At home one August day, Miguel Montelongo suffered a stroke. The 69-year-old was hospitalized with significant challenges. Miguel was unable to walk, talk, or take care of his personal needs. He had a hard time eating and his memory was affected. "I was independent prior to the stroke, driving and going out to restaurants" he reflected. The coronavirus further complicated Miguel's recovery. After being hospitalized, he tested positive for COVID-19. After some time in the hospital, Miguel ... At home one August day, Miguel Montelongo suffered a stroke. The 69-year-old was hospitalized with significant challenges. Miguel was unable to walk, ... Read More
  • Chuck G.

    Chuck G.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Chuck has been enjoying retired life for more than 14 years and has managed to stay active and fully enjoying his retirement. During the course of those years, however, he faced some challenging health scares, but came out strong in the end. Two years ago, Chuck suffered a mild stroke, which left some residual effects such as lower body weakness and some problems with his speech. “I came here to San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital after my stroke in 2018. That’s when I first heard ... Chuck has been enjoying retired life for more than 14 years and has managed to stay active and fully enjoying his retirement. During the course of ... Read More
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