Stories from Our Rehab Patients
Stroke Patient's Recovery Music to Everyone's Ears
Several members of the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Outpatient Bridge and Neuro Rehabilitation team listened as Reverend Angel M. Martínez delivered a sermon. Then, without missing a beat, Martínez reached for his guitar and accompanied his wife, Reverend Lydia Rodriguez, in joyful song.
Steve Hunt: Grateful to Inova Mount Vernon Rehab Team
"Because I am an idiot." That was my answer when each healthcare professional asked me how I ended up in the hospital. In September 2017, I dropped a medium size pine tree on my head that I had cut down and had become hung up with a smaller tree. I have no memory of it, but it left me laying on the ground paralyzed from the neck down. By the time the first responders arrived, 2-3 hours later and shortly after my wife found me, I could move my left leg and left arm at the shoulder and elbow. A week and a half and a surgery later, I was rolled into Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. That is where my return to life took flight.
George Leach: From Team Member to Patient and Back
George is a member of the Inova Family. After a rare neurological disorder, Guillain-Barré syndrome, left George paralyzed from the neck down, he unexpectedly gained a patient perspective. George tells us why he is so proud to be a part of the Inova Mount Vernon Team.
Sue Bogan: Finding Herself Again, Post-Stroke
After Sue had a stroke, she found herself unable to perform daily self-care, walk, or speak. Sue tells us how therapy helped her move forward and feel like herself again.