Helping our Neighbors
These are stories of why we do what we do.
These are our neighbors, our families, our coworkers, our friends and strangers we didn't know we'd get the pleasure of meeting.
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It was the pain that finally drove Jay Lease into Dr. Self’s office in Dodgeville last summer. “My knees were so bad, I couldn’t walk anymore,” he explained. His walking had become extremely bowlegged, just to keep his balance and walk with as little pain as possible.
As a mechanic, Jay described his situation as having ‘two flat tires: one’s on the rim and the other’s almost there.’ A replacement on his right knee last August was long overdue.
For Alexis, her hip pain was so severe that even getting in and out of the car had become a chore. When friends invited her to a concert last summer, she even turned them down, for fear that her slow walking would be a hindrance to the group.
“My battle cry was ‘Go ahead, I’m coming!,’” Alexis said. When she realized how much the pain was affecting her life, she finally talked to her primary care physician and got a recommendation to see Dr. Self in Dodgeville.
Tom Chappell was a regular walker. But four years ago, he started to notice that walking uphill was leaving him more breathless than normal. Tom’s dad died from a heart attack at the age of 45, so Tom was very alert to his symptoms. When he noticed some jaw pain, he made an appointment.
When camping at Governor Dodge led to an emergency room visit, Upland Hills Health worked compassionately to get Michael and his family back to roasting marshmallows over the campfire.
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