Jerry Gill fought head and neck cancer for six years before coming to The Center for Wound Healing at FHN Memorial Hospital. Because the cancer was of unknown origin, he needed broad radiation. This procedure caused significant side effects, including stubborn infections that simply were not healing. His doctors at the University of Wisconsin system suggested hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) at FHN in Freeport or a Milwaukee facility. A resident of Brodhead, Wisconsin, he chose FHN because it was closer to home and a more relaxing drive.
According to Jerry, "The Center for Wound Healing at FHN Memorial Hospital was top-notch. Carrie Wright, FNP-BC, was meticulous about every detail. That's important because the therapy is like scuba diving...pressure changes make it important to precisely follow the process. Throughout my treatment, I really grew to count on and respect the entire staff. We worked as a team, determined to make me better."
Down the road, Jerry is planning a move to Arizona where the dry weather will help him better fight infections and he can drive his 1928 Model A all year long. But he'll never forget his friends in Freeport. He says, "My life has seen great improvements with HBOT therapy and is continuing to get better. I like to say, 'HBOT, it's for Me!' I am so grateful for The Center for Wound Healing at FHN Memorial Hospital. With the support of all my medical teams, I am behind the wheel again. Life's been good to me so far."
If you or someone you know suffers from worrisome wounds but wants to keep cruising, consider The Center for Wound Healing at FHN Memorial Hospital. Call 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 996.