After being discharged from the hospital Cynthia’s journey to recovery wasn’t over yet. She was transferred to Lakeland Hospital Watervliet to undergo inpatient rehabilitation. Upon arrival, Cynthia recounted how fabulous the staff was. They all gave her their full attention from the moment she arrived.
During her month-long stay, Cynthia performed rehabilitation three hours a day with her occupational therapists, Angel and Nate, physical therapist, Renee, and speech therapist, Lisa.
“Whenever I had a concern or questions, the person I needed would help me right away—it helped me have confidence in my recovery,” said Cynthia. “Everyone was so encouraging, they pushed me to work as hard as I could so I could gain my mobility back.”
Cynthia’s occupational therapist, Angel knew how important sewing was to her patient and wanted to make sure Cynthia could still do the hobby she loved when she returned home. Angel brought in a sewing machine and started working it into Cynthia’s rehabilitation. “Thanks to Angel and my team, I now have full mobility of my arm and I’m able to continue my passion of sewing,” said Cynthia.
Cynthia’s husband was able to be with his wife every day, and received guidance from her therapists on his role in her recovery.
“Especially towards the end of my rehabilitation, my therapists worked extra with my husband and made sure he was involved in my therapy so he was as prepared as he could be to help me at home,” said Cynthia.
After returning home Cynthia continued her physical and occupational therapy at Lakeland Rehabilitation in Coloma. Throughout it all she keeps a positive frame of mind and knows that she can continue to count on her rehabilitation care team to provide the support she needs for a full recovery.