Follow-Up Friday: Triathlete who was struck by a car returns to compete

On Follow-Up Friday, we revisit one of our memorable patient stories previously featured on Memorial Hermann’s EverydayWell Blog and share an update on their road to recovery. Cheyenne Meyer doesn’t let anyone tell her she can’t. Her steely-eyed determination and unwavering intensity helped her get through the tough days after her accident in August 2016, [Continue Reading]

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Going Back to School with New Hips.

After 33 years as a physical education coach, Eddie Carlton was considering retirement or taking a classroom job because severe hip pain was slowing him down.  A former college athlete, Carlton had difficulty putting his socks on as his pain steadily worsened.  To ease the pain, he sometimes taught his PE classes while seated and [Continue Reading]

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Innovative Carpal Tunnel Treatment Sends This Teacher Back to School Pain-free

When it comes to being a second grade teacher, working with your hands is part of the job. But for Leticia Ocaña, everyday activities began causing her pain, numbness and tingling. “My hand would begin to feel numb as I wrote on the board. I couldn’t hold things for long periods of time without experiencing [Continue Reading]

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He lost a leg, but he never gave up.

“There have been days when I didn’t feel like I would make it through,” says Jarrell Bryant, a formerpatient at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center who was admitted through the hospital’s Red Duke Trauma Institute. “I went through the ‘why me’s,’ but I got past it. My wife and I have an eight-year-old daughter I have [Continue Reading]

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Surfer Returns to Riding the Waves after Innovative Ankle Surgery

Scott Huegele loved his active lifestyle – including surfing, hitting the links and even walking his dogs. But he had to put most of those activities on hold after decades of chronic ankle pain became unbearable. At age 15, Huegele was involved in a motorcycle accident, and coupled with years of basketball and several sprains, [Continue Reading]

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Champion Swimmer Back in the Pool After Knee Replacement

As a Master’s Swimmer for the past 23 years, Rebecca Buckner of Alaska expects top performance from her body. “Swimming is a very important part of my life. I used to compete and I wanted to still be able to do the breaststroke since that’s my preferred stroke,” Buckner said. When the pain in her [Continue Reading]

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