Veteran school teacher, former patient, and another Saint Vincent Hospital success story
Aching, tingling hands: Was it caused by over 40 years of correcting students' papers and writing on the chalkboard?
Joan Remillard, an English, Language Arts, and Science teacher in the Uxbridge school system, wasn't sure what caused her to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. But she did know one thing: The pain was keeping her up at night for over two years and it was time she did something about it.
Upon the advice of her primary care physician, Joan consulted with the experts at Saint Vincent Hospital.
"The doctors took the time to give me a thorough explanation of what I was about to go through, as well as the therapy I would need afterwards. They were so helpful and inspired my confidence—you really can't beat the surgeons at Saint Vincent Hospital."
Joan required surgery on both hands, but elected to have each surgery done separately. "I was very happy with the results. The use of my hands came back gradually, within two months. I did exactly what my doctors and therapists told me to do—and everything turned out great."
Joan was also happy with the overall experience she had at Saint Vincent Hospital. "Everyone, from the physicians to the nursing staff to the PTs, was so pleasant. And, although the idea of going to a hospital made me nervous, it was reassuring to walk in and see people with smiles on their faces. It put me at ease."
Today, Joan is happy to be sleeping through the night again. And for that, she gives extra credit to Saint Vincent Hospital.
Learn more about the Musculoskeletal Services at Saint Vincent Hospital.