Pamela was the picture of health. She had a successful career as an architect, she enjoyed riding her horse and playing tennis whenever possible and her life as a wife and mother of two children was quite perfect. Suddenly, in the night, she experienced the most subtle of stroke symptoms; slurred speech and a little disorientation. She had no idea she was having a stroke.
After several weeks in the hospital, Pamela began her rehab at the Inpatient Rehabilitation unit at the Herrick campus. This was where her journey began as she worked rigorously with her physical and occupational therapists. Her care was progressing well and in a month’s
time, Pamela returned home.
With the assistance of the outpatient therapist team, Pamela learned to work in the garden again. She can drive and cook and do most everything for herself again. Someone comes to help her braid her hair and she still needs help getting the saddle on her horse, but she is making progress everyday.
Kelly, Pamela’s physical therapist at Inpatient Rehab, remembers Pamela as... “Very special. She was motivated, hopeful and vigilant that she would return to her life as it had been. She always wanted more to do in order to get well.”
Soon she will be able to saddle her beloved horse by herself. Pamela has resumed her career as a self-employed architect as well.