The Extra Step
Last spring, Housekeeping Supervisor Glenda Johnson started feeling pain
in her knee. She couldn’t even walk around because of the pain.
She went to her doctor, who advised her to see an orthopaedist. After
hearing great things about Parrish Medical Group Orthopaedics, she decided
to see them. X-rays showed she needed a total knee replacement. From beginning
to end, she describes her time with Parrish as healing.
Prior to Glenda’s surgery appointment, she attended a total knee
replacement course at Parrish Medical Center. “Because of the training,
I felt very comfortable knowing how the process was going to happen. Everything
happened as I was informed it would, which led to a much smoother process
and it not being as scary as I thought it would be,” she said.
“After my surgery, everyone was very receptive, especially the CNAs
on the third floor. Kathleen Green was an angel. I needed help taking
a bath and while feeling very vulnerable, Kathleen made me feel so comfortable.
I thought I would feel more uneasy, but she was so caring. She made sure
I had everything I needed and more.
“Aracelis Moore was also pleasant. She took the time to really listen
to me and be present. Aracelis’ compassion shined when she asked
if she could pray for me and this was exactly what I needed. Harriet Treider
from Housekeeping was awesome as well and made sure everything was extra
clean along with checking on me every day to see if I ever needed anything
Glenda then headed to rehab at our healthcare center in Port St. John.
“During rehab, (Physical Therapy Assistant) Kevin Cauble was really
encouraging. Some of the exercises were harder than I expected but he
encouraged me to push through the pain and as time went on it became easier,”
“From my appointment to rehab, my experience was not only physically
healing, but emotionally healing. I am now back at work and have great
support. I am so proud to be a part of the Parrish family!” she added.