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You are Our Reason for Being

Lisa's Story

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Meet Maria

After three successful joint replacement surgeries, Maria's road to recovery hasn't been easy. But, with the help of the orthopedics team and Rehab Dynamics at Bristol Health, she has been able to get back to moving pain-free, and get back to living her best life.

Maria's Journey

Meet Paul

I was the only baby born at Bristol Hospital on Valentine’s Day in 1940. My wife of 49 years, Bonnie, was a breast cancer survivor who was treated in the Cancer Care Center for lung cancer before she passed away on January 2017.

Last winter my life took a turn, I began experiencing back pain that I assumed was from shoveling snow. In July, I went to see my son Scott and his family in Okinawa, Japan, where he is stationed as a colonel in the United States Air Force.

Paul's Journey

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Nov 01, 2019

Back to Moving Pain Free

After three successful joint replacement surgeries, Maria Cianchetti was able to get back to moving pain-free with help from a Bristol Health physical therapist.

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Oct 22, 2019

Back to Active, Back to Life

Sandi has always been active. When a torn bicep and rotator cuff threatened her lifestyle, she trusted Bristol Health to help.

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Oct 22, 2019

Strong Woman. Strong Heart.

With the help and support of her Bristol Health team, Linda Murdock strengthened her heart and overcame mitral valve regurgitation.

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Oct 15, 2019

Lymphedema Can't Hold Her Down

Sally Bain-Picard was weighed down by lymphedema in her legs. With the help of a Bristol Health physical therapist, her legs returned to normal size, giving her more freedom.

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Jul 08, 2019

Support from Loved Ones is the Best Medication Available

Never before have I had such an appreciation for everyone in my life as I do now. In the summer of 2015, I began feeling more and more tired and could not even mow my entire lawn. I went to my doctor and after some blood work, a CT scan and a biopsy.

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Jul 08, 2019

'Phenomenal' is the Best Word to Describe My Care

My journey began in late 2014. I had been experiencing a shortness of breath as well as an irregular heartbeat. I went to my primary care physician, and he found that I was actually missing over half of my blood.

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