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Patient Stories

Back On The Bike

Back On The Bike Morris Thompson's Story

When Morris Thompson found out he needed double knee replacement surgery, he knew there was only one place for his recovery – Sheltering Arms. “I watched how they helped my wife, Denise, come back after a double stroke and I knew I wanted the same level of care for my recovery.”

Two years ago, Denise Thompson suffered a double stroke that left her unable to speak or walk. “I was so out of it, I didn’t know my name, but the team, from the very beginning, retrained me. I know my recovery was a miracle,” she said. While Morris was in the hospital, Denise got to get reacquainted with her original care team.

The couple agrees that the staff focused on their needs, from goals to treatment, and it contributed to their success. “I know my stay at Sheltering Arms actually helped me get home quicker. The recovery was so fast due to the knowledge and attention my team gave me,” Morris added.

Most people judge physical rehabilitative success on their ability to return to a normal life. The Morris’ enjoyed their first road bike ride less than two month post-op. Thanks to the team at Sheltering Arms Hospital in Midlothian, life feels very normal.

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