Marjorie Claus, grateful patient
Patient in kneed thankful for MRI
I'd been coping with knee and hip problems for some time. Often I'd wake up six or seven times a night from the pain. I knew it was time to see Dr. Pototschnik at Stratford General again, who had treated me for a knee injury years ago.
When Dr. Pototschnik looked at my knee he could tell there was something wrong, but the X-rays didn't show enough detail. Next he ordered an MRI, which happened very fast-I only had to wait a few days.
The MRI had more room than I'd expected, and the staff were excellent. They kept talking to me throughout the procedure, telling me they could see and hear me and that they were watching me closely. They were terrific and the MRI was a piece of cake.
Next will be knee replacement surgery with hip surgery to follow. I feel very lucky to have a surgeon like Dr. Pototschnik and technology like the MRI. Without the MRI I might still be sitting and waiting-and I'd be in pain. I'm very thankful.
Posted Monday, October 5 2015
Watch Donor Videos:
First Gong Strike Sept. 5 2014
Gong strikes a positive note for patient experiences
More Donor Stories...
Andrew Williams: The Hospital Foundation is a key piece in developing strong, flexible and responsive local healthcare in Stratford and area-something that goes for all four sites of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, says Andrew Williams, HPHA President and CEO. "We would not be where we are today if it weren'tREAD MORE
Bill Preston: With strong family connections to the Hospital, it may have seemed inevitable for Bill Preston to co-chair the Heart & Soul Campaign. But what wasn't inevitable was success in the $20 million Hospital Redevelopment Campaign-a goal that was more than double what a feasibility study said couldREAD MORE
Brent Hiller: When people support the Foundation, they know the money is going to the right place for the right reasons and with minimal expense says Brent Hiller, a recent addition to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation Board and the "next generation" of Hillers to step up to the tee. The HillerREAD MORE
The Duits Family: In a corner of the MRI waiting room attached to the Donor Wall hangs a plaque "In memory of Fisher Hendrikus Duits." It's a touching reminder of the brief but precious life of baby Fisher, the family that loved and remembers him, and the generosity that flowed from his tragic loss.READ MORE
Mary McTavish: It was in the winter when my back pain suddenly went worse, shooting down my leg, even causing numbness in my foot. Neither X-rays nor the CT Scan showed the cause. My doctor felt an MRI might be helpful. The wait was short-only two weeks, and the staff were very competent. I really felt I wasREAD MORE
Dan & Brenda Bannon: The first symbolic striking of the gong by Dr. Laurel Moore marked the introduction of a large 4½ foot high “Healthcare Milestone” celebration gong which gives patients, their families and hospital staff an opportunity to tangibly celebrate their milestones. “It is with greatREAD MORE