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LOST LIVES NMMC helps patients reach milestones in rehabilitation eing able to open a clothespin is something most of us never think much about, but for Jane Carruth of Tupelo, it was a milestone worth celebrating. Carruth was a patient in North Mississippi Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute for more than a month after she suffered a stroke in March 2009. “When I fi rst got to the rehab floor, I could hardly sit in a wheelchair by myself,” she says. “I had no control over the left side of my body.” Recovering B THE NECESSARY SUPPORT At the Rehabilitation Institute, therapists helped Carruth regain her speech and ability to walk and to care for herself. She graduated from a wheelchair to a walker to a cane, as she became steadier on her feet. She also was able to practice cooking a meal for herself and getting up and down stairs. “If it were not for the care I got [at the Institute], I believe I would not be able to walk Jane Carruth Vim & Vigor · SUMM ER 2010 49

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi
Opening Thoughts
Baby Steps
Back Talk
It’s a ‘No Brainer’
Ready ... Set ... Get Motivated!
Having Reservations?
Stressing Stress
Second Act
Adults at Play
In Good Hands
Think Again
No Kidding
Giving Is Great Medicine
Recovering Lost Lives
Westward Expansion
Take a Deep Breath
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi