Patient Case Study: The Road to Recovery, Paul’s story

When Paul Edge arrived at Circle Rehabilitation following a stroke, his mobility was extremely limited. Paul could no longer cook and clean for himself, use the toilet without assistance or walk properly. After two weeks of Consultant-led rehabilitation with our multidisciplinary team at Circle Rehab, Paul walked proudly through our centre doors and into an ambulance to be taken home. He is thrilled to be back doing what he loves, which includes plenty of gardening and cooking.

Paul Edge is an infectious, free-spirited 64-year-old man from Walsall in the West Midlands.

Paul’s world was turned upside down in November 2019, when he was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood to your lungs). Paul underwent complex surgery as a result, followed by five trying weeks in intensive care. During this time, he was placed in an induced coma. When he awoke, Paul was alarmed to discover that he had lost mobility in his left arm and leg. He was told by doctors that he had suffered a stroke.

To read Paul's full story please click here.

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