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Recent Posts in January, 2020

  • Bessie A.

    Bessie A.
    A retired realtor, Bessie Alley lived an active life. She lived alone in her townhome and enjoyed shopping and giving back to the community. Bessie certainly didn't plan to spend the first two weeks ...
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  • Robert

    Robert
    "I was pretty much housebound due to the pain." Over the past five years, Robert's back pain has only gotten worse. Surgery in 2014, intended to relieve his pain, failed. He continued to seek medical ...
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  • Ann K.

    Ann K.
    One Sunday morning, Ann Kenny was working on her computer when the phone rang. Her son, Dave, was on the line. As they spoke, Ann noticed her right arm began to tingle and she couldn't move the ...
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  • Harold C.

    Harold C.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Harold Crecelius considered himself a "pretty active, 65-year-old man." He enjoyed mowing the grass, playing on the tractor, and playing the drums and other percussion instruments. A diabetic, Harold said he's been "fooling with his foot for several years." His diabetes had led to neuropathy, including weakness and numbness. The significant nerve damage then led to a condition called Charcot foot . This condition causes weakening of the bones in the foot. After a while, Harold developed a ... Harold Crecelius considered himself a "pretty active, 65-year-old man." He enjoyed mowing the grass, playing on the tractor, and playing the drums and ... Read More
  • Debbie D.

    Debbie D.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Debbie Dionne is a survivor. Feeling unwell, Debbie went to the hospital. She tested positive for COVID-19 and was immediately admitted. For nearly a month, Debbie required the use of a ventilator to breathe. The virus took a heavy toll on Debbie, leaving her in need of rehabilitation. Debbie chose Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital to help her regain her strength and independence. When she arrived, Debbie could not walk or even stand. Her muscles were so weak she required a mechanical lift ... Debbie Dionne is a survivor. Feeling unwell, Debbie went to the hospital. She tested positive for COVID-19 and was immediately admitted. For nearly a ... Read More
  • Francisco

    Francisco

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Francisco arrived at a local emergency room experiencing chest pain. He was having a heart attack. Doctors performed emergency heart surgery to save Francisco's life. But during the surgery, he also suffered a stroke. Soon, Francisco transferred to Vibra Hospital of Denver . At Vibra, Francisco's staff noticed his surgical incision had become infected. They began a course of antibiotics to fight the infection. On top of it all, Francisco began to have difficulty walking and experienced ... Francisco arrived at a local emergency room experiencing chest pain. He was having a heart attack. Doctors performed emergency heart surgery to save ... Read More
  • Linda B.

    Linda B.

    Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley

    Linda Buckley and her husband lived an active lifestyle. Linda performed many of the usual activities at home. In their leisure time, Linda and her husband loved going to antique car shows. But things changed suddenly when Linda contracted COVID-19. The virus took a heavy toll on Linda's lungs. She required a ventilator to breathe and a stay in the ICU. Her condition continued to get worse before she began to heal. Linda developed bilateral deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots, in her ... Linda Buckley and her husband lived an active lifestyle. Linda performed many of the usual activities at home. In their leisure time, Linda and her ... Read More
  • Mrs. Ettel

    Mrs. Ettel

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Amarillo

    Mrs. Ettel is used to coming and going as she pleases. This means lots of time spent with family and friends and living an active lifestyle. But then she found it difficult to keep up that pace. The struggle began with a fall in February. Mrs. Ettel bruised her pelvis in the fall, which slowed her significantly. She began exercising to regain her strength and recover from the fall when she fell as second time. This time, she fractured her pelvis. As a result, she could not walk on her own ... Mrs. Ettel is used to coming and going as she pleases. This means lots of time spent with family and friends and living an active lifestyle. But then ... Read More
  • Enedina & Jose G.

    Enedina & Jose G.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    It was a rainy April day. Enedina Galvan was on her way to purchase new tires for her vehicle. Her brother, Martin, and father, Jose, went along with her. As she drove down the highway, Enedina noticed the steering wheel started to shake. "The shaking kept getting worse as I drove down the highway," she said. "My brother noticed I was having difficulty driving and told me to pull over. But I couldn't." Enedina completely lost control of her vehicle as it veered toward oncoming traffic. ... It was a rainy April day. Enedina Galvan was on her way to purchase new tires for her vehicle. Her brother, Martin, and father, Jose, went along with ... Read More
  • Kelly H.

    Kelly H.

    Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley

    Kelly Hilbert lived an active life with her husband and children. She loved her job as a supervisor at a local warehouse. Things were good for Kelly and her family. Then, she contracted COVID-19. The virus hit Kelly hard. Unable to breathe on her own, she wound up in the ICU on a ventilator . As the disease progressed, Kelly became completely debilitated. Just a short while before, Kelly was a strong woman living an active life. But she had become unable to even lift her arms and legs. "I ... Kelly Hilbert lived an active life with her husband and children. She loved her job as a supervisor at a local warehouse. Things were good for Kelly ... Read More
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