Pam Floener on Hyperbaric Therapy for Stroke Recovery
Pam Floener Applauds Hyperbaric Therapy for its invaluable contribution to her recovery from a brain aneurysm and 2 strokes.
This is my story about having a brain aneurysm and 2 strokes.
My name is Pam and I was 54 years old when this happened to me. I don’t remember much of what happened to me, so this is the story that other people told me. Today I am 57 years young.
A girlfriend of mine said we had dinner the night before this happened. She said I complained that I had a headache. I used to get migraines that would last for days so I didn’t think much of it. The next day the headache persisted so my boyfriend at that time was a Chiropractor so I asked him to adjust me – no relief. I went to bed which is what I used to when I had a migraine – sleep it off. Well I got up in the middle of the night, started talking to my boyfriend and fainted. He knew something was wrong with me so he took me to the Veterans Hospital . ( I was enlisted in the Coast Guard back in the 70’s and I was enrolled in their healthcare program).
I am a Physician’s Technician and Registered Medical Assistant , Nutritionist and a Chelation Therapist. I know a few things about the medical field. I started out in traditional medicine and what I learned from it showed me that most of time it doesn’t work. That is when I went to alternative medicine.
The VA sent to Emory to do brain surgery because no one at the VA Medical Center could do brain surgery. My aneurysm burst and I was bleeding from my eyes. While they were in my head clipping it, I had 2 strokes and was in a coma for 3 weeks. They doctors did not expect me to live. When I came to, I was paralyzed on my right side and could walk or talk. I was like a baby and I had to learn all over again. I was in the hospital for 6 months coming home in a wheel chair.
I remember my very first visit to the Hyperbaric Center. My boyfriend would come and get me out of the Rehab Center where I was in Atlanta and bring me, wheelchair and all, to the Center. Bill would lift me out of the wheelchair and put me into the chamber where I would stay for up to 2 hours. He looked at me one day and said, ‘ Pam hold on, we are coming’. I believed him and without the 100 treatments of hyperbaric therapy I would not be the woman I am today.
The more treatments I got, the more that I would improve. I progressed from a wheelchair to a walker and then to a cane. Now I don’t need any assistance to walk. And I started driving again on Memorial Day weekend in 2010. That really gave me my independence back after not driving for over 2 years.
I thank God everyday for my life and I ask God to bless this center and Bill and all others who work here or come here for hyperbaric treatments.
Oxygen is the most healing element on the earth – bar none, I am here to tell you the absolute truth.
If someone tells you that hyperbaric doesn’t work – they are lying to you. It helps everyone who is willing to invest the time and money to get well no matter what their problem is.
God bless you and those that bring you here, hang on – you are going to get well.