Trudy and James Arrendale had been trying to lose weight since they were married, some 45 years ago. Or at least that’s how James remembers it. Trudy thinks weight became a problem for them later on when they hit middle age. Nevertheless, both agree that the pounds were added much faster than they could be lost. Various diets, Weight Watchers program, and exercise didn’t help enough. Then, about 10 years ago, James had a stroke that left him bedridden for a year and gained him another 75 pounds. After that, he was just too heavy to be able to realistically give exercise any chance.
A trauma nurse at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center tells the story of 17 hours of committed care and one patient's survival after the Las Vegas shooting.
"I wanted to let you know that I was very pleased with my mammogram appointment last week. Every person I encountered was extremely pleasant, caring, and thoughtful."
"Thank you so much to all of the nurses, doctors, and staff in the Adult Oncology Unit for helping me get through a very difficult time. I survived Acute Myeloid Leukemia and am 100% in remission!"
"I had surgery at Sunrise Hospital and wanted to say that I received the best care ever! Every employee I encountered, from nurses and CNA's to Housekeepers and Phlebotomists, was professional and extremely compassionate."
"I came to your hospital recently with what I thought was a kidney problem. During their assessment, the caring team in your Emergency Department found that I actually had an Appendix that needed to be removed. I am a 72-year-old man who has never had a major surgery, so I was frightened to say the least."
"I want to thank the Sunrise staff for their compassion and care during those very rough times for our family. Later, in Ohio, people often asked, “Wasn't it terrible being in Las Vegas when this happened?” “No.” I always reply, without any hesitation."