Progressive O&P patient Patricia Lewis was the subject of two recent television news stories about overcoming her double amputation.
Patricia is an oncology nurse from Rockville Centre who had been experiencing a mysterious pain in both her legs which turned out to be undiagnosed diabetes. After also suffering a stroke, she learned that she would have to have both her legs amputated.
The professionals at Progressive O&P helped her find the right prosthesis and worked to get her back on the road to mobility and recovery.
“Having two prostheses, doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the world. Life goes on and I’m looking forward to going back to work,” Lewis said.
Recovery is hard work, seven days a week, but Lewis said she looks forward to it.
“Doing everything, everything that I did before and then some,” she said. “I just want to dance on outta here and my song is, ‘Ain’t No Stopping Me Now,’” Lewis said.
Her freinds say she is unstappable and we would agree. You can watch both stories below.