“My brain tumor was removed, and I was awake for it.”

Blog by Rebecca Hunter Ever since I was little and learned about the 50 states, there was a small part of me that always wanted to live in Texas. Even when applying for colleges, Texas A&M University was one of my top choices.  In the end, I went where most of my friends were going: [Continue Reading]

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]

“My name is Gwen Stevens and I am an Ovarian Cancer Survivor Because of Two Saving Graces.”

For National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve asked Gwen Stevens to share her story.  You’ll see that her journey to diagnosis was very similar to others, however, she uncovered two saving graces that she says changed her outcome.  This is her story. While my cancer journey began in June 2015, I’m going to back up [Continue Reading]

Fighting Prostate Cancer with Increased Confidence and Fewer Treatments

If Mike Spillane had to choose one word to describe his prostate cancer journey, it would be confident. “I can honestly say that throughout my cancer journey, from diagnoses to treatment, every doctor I spoke to instilled confidence in me that I would be able to beat this,” remembers Spillane. Like the 160,000 men the [Continue Reading]

Living Free of AFib: Like Father, Like Daughter

  Kathryn Roudebush says the only positive thing to come out of her father dealing with a decade of uncontrolled atrial fibrillation (AFib) was that she was familiar with the Wolf Mini-Maze procedure when she developed  the same heart condition earlier this year. Atrial fibrillation, commonly known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that can [Continue Reading]

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]