Glenda's Story

Glenda's Story

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 else.”

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,” Glenda said.

“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.