Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

Read some of our patients’ stories of their experience with our team.

  • Susan L.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    August 2018 was a pivotal point in Susan Lockwood's life. She had just been diagnosed with familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or familial IPF. This is a condition in which scar tissue forms inside the lungs, slowing the flow of oxygen into the blood. The restricted flow impacts a patient's ability to move and function. "Familial "means that the condition has affected other members of Susan's family. IPF affects less than 200,000 people annually in the U.S., and is considered a rare ... August 2018 was a pivotal point in Susan Lockwood's life. She had just been diagnosed with familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or familial IPF. ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • William O.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    What started as a normal workday quickly became horrifying for William Overton. Working a night shift, in a matter of moments, William was snared by an overhead chain, drug eight feet across the floor, then pulled up a wall before being dropped ten feet straight down onto the concrete floor. William's list of injuries was exhaustive. Multiple traumas with spinal cord injuries, including T12 & L1 burst fractures. A concussion. A broken right scapula. Five total broken ribs, three on the ... What started as a normal workday quickly became horrifying for William Overton. Working a night shift, in a matter of moments, William was snared by ...
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