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Patient Stories

Giving Thanks – but Not for Turkey

Giving Thanks – but Not for Turkey

It started on Thanksgiving as a friendly family game of football to exercise off some of the turkey and trimmings calories. It nearly ended in tragedy.

On Par for Recovery

On Par for Recovery

Former Golf/Basketball Coach Meets Physical Challenges of Recovering From Stroke

Dick Wadlington spent decades coaching golf at Cape Central High School as well as successfully coaching basketball at both the high school and junior high school level. A stroke this spring ended his coaching career, but not his competitive spirit.

Grief Transforms to Gratitude

Grief Transforms to Gratitude

The Pyrtles are "forever grateful" for the support they received from the SoutheastHEALTH Share Bereavement Program

"At first, my husband didn't want to go, but he knew how much it meant to me. We attended every meeting. It gave us a place to talk and share with others who had the same experiences." -Nicole Pyrtle

Two Milestones – Big Ones!

Two Milestones – Big Ones!

"Thank you for everything you've done for me. It looked like this day would never get here, but it did, thanks to the good Lord and a lot of prayers.”

InterStim's Poster Girl

InterStim's Poster Girl

'Pacemaker for the bladder' enables retiree to enjoy active lifestyle

"Now I can do whatever I want to do. InterStim has given me my life back."

Game Changer

Game Changer

Former NFL Offensive Lineman Back 'In Sync' After Ablation for Atrial Fib

"After just a few days (following electrophysiology services at Southeast), I had my energy back. I felt like I could do all those things I couldn’t do before."

Every Step of the Way

Every Step of the Way

Staff's Care, Compassion Help Clear Path to Recovery

Trish Wallace never considered getting a mammogram. But then one of her friends was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011...

Alan Welch is Not One to Sit Still

Alan Welch is Not One to Sit Still

As part of their door to door ministry as Jehovah’s Witnesses in Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties, Alan and his wife Deanna walk – a lot. These days, Alan also walks with "Murphy," his state-of-the-art above knee prosthetic leg. Alan’s story is one of courage and determination.

"I can't change what happened with my leg, but I can rely on faith and a strong belief in Jehovah God."

On the Road Back to Heart Health

On the Road Back to Heart Health

"I've learned that life is precious and that you are not always guaranteed tomorrow."

Hospice Gives You Hope

Hospice Gives You Hope

"Hope is knowing there are awesome people in this world who help you through the most difficult time in your life. That’s what the hospice crew did for us."