David’s journey with anxiety and depression had begun two years earlier, triggered by significant work stress. He became harder and harder on himself. His relentless anxiety led to difficulty sleeping and unhealthy weight loss, a colleague suggested that he visit his doctor.
“Eventually all I could get was two hours of sleep. I was having panic attacks in the middle of the night,” says David. “I experienced some very dark thoughts.”
He needed to take a leave from work. With the support of his employer and the care and concern of his wife Jane and the rest of his family,…
What began as a regular workday for millwright Gino Ianni suddenly became the worst day of his life. A portion of the 1,200-pound piece of equipment he was installing fell over, crushing his leg. Within minutes, he was in an ambulance on his way to LHSC.
“I was in a lot of pain. I thought I just had a broken leg,” he says. “I didn’t know how serious it was until the resident said, ‘Your injury is beyond me. You need my boss and we’re pulling him out of surgery.’ Then I was scared.”
Dr. Abdel-Rahman Lawendy performed an emergency procedure to save Gino’s leg. The muscles had…
Nick Paparella feared that his active life was behind him after being diagnosed with a heart condition, but Cardiac Care team at LHSC got him back up and running.
"London Health Sciences Centre...they’re truly helping out people and they are making a difference and changing lives for the better."
-- Nick Paparella
Paul Griffiths was told that his coronary arteries were 90 per cent blocked, and that he was a walking time bomb for a heart attack – and it was his LHSC colleagues who saved his life.
Can you imagine depending on your co-workers to save your life? This is exactly what happened to operating room nurse Paul Griffiths.
Paul, who accepted his first job at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in 1975 and even met his wife Donna there, was an RN in his 50s when he started getting sick to his stomach each morning. This came as a surprise, since Paul seemed to be in good health…
Coming to terms with breast cancer was just the first step for Tammy Ross and her husband, as Tammy still had to tell her children, including her eldest daughter, 11-year-old Gabrielle.
In early September, Tammy Ross - a mother of four from London - was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, the most common form of breast cancer. Coming to terms with the diagnosis herself and with her husband was only the first step, as Tammy still had to tell her children, including her eldest daughter, 11-year-old Gabrielle.
"We explained to Gabby that mommy has breast cancer and will…
Kathy Poirier learned very quickly that there are people in life who will catch you when you fall. One moment she was living her normal life in Dresden, Ontario, working and spending time with her family; the next, at age 43, she was diagnosed with a rare form of head and neck cancer called adenoid cystic carcinoma.
There are treatments to slow the progression of this cancer, but there is no cure.
Love and support came from many different places – from her mom, husband, kids and close friends and from new friends she made online. Kathy was already at stage IV and there was…
It’s hard to imagine that getting hit by a truck could be good for your health, but this is exactly what happened to Rhonda Scholtz. A cycling accident in her hometown of Goderich sent her to the local hospital, which led to a surprising discovery - her blood pressure was extremely high, especially for someone as fit and active as this 43-year-old mother of two...
It’s hard to imagine that getting hit by a truck could be good for your health, but this is exactly what happened to Rhonda Scholtz.
A cycling accident in her hometown of Goderich sent her to the local hospital,…