Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

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

  • 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 ...
  • Paul H.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    How many of us can say that we were at the point of death and, within just a few months, were able to return home and back to our life? Paul Huff most certainly can! Paul admitted to Centennial Medical Center in Nashville after experiencing a sudden onset of right-sided weakness and an inability to speak. Paul had been neurologically impaired by a significant stroke. The stroke left him unable to communicate, swallow, complete activities of daily living (ADLs) or ambulate. Paul was also ... How many of us can say that we were at the point of death and, within just a few months, were able to return home and back to our life? Paul Huff most ...
  • Terisha S.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We all have ailments that we live with on a daily basis. For most of us, those symptoms improve and we go on about our daily routines. However, this was not the case for Terisha Shellgren. Terisha thought she had just strained her back, but it never got better. She began to experience falls, difficulty in walking and had a great deal of pain. It took two years of countless tests, scans and numerous visits with various specialists before the cause could be identified. Terisha was diagnosed ... We all have ailments that we live with on a daily basis. For most of us, those symptoms improve and we go on about our daily routines. However, this ...
  • Patricia H.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    A life-changing event can test a person beyond their preserved limits, proving they can do so much more than ever imagined. That's what happened to Patricia after she was involved in a serious car accident. The accident left Patricia with extensive injuries, including: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (stroke) Multiple rib fractures Spleen injury Mandibular (jaw) fractures Fractured pelvis After the accident, Patricia spent six days in a Nashville trauma center. To begin her recovery, Patricia ... A life-changing event can test a person beyond their preserved limits, proving they can do so much more than ever imagined. That's what happened to ...
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