Every one of our patients has a story and an experience worth telling. Below are real patients sharing their stories about thier journign to better health.
Bariatric Surgery Changes A Life
Seeing my father struggle with weight has been a part of my life from my very first memory. Every day, I could see the difficulty he had moving and breathing. The shame and guilt that he had from eating just like a “normal person” because of his size were evident everywhere we went. I saw it even when I was a small child – people would stare at him all the time because of his size.
Family Welcomes Newest Addition
For the Gonzalez family, the arrival this week of newborn Paul Augustine Gonzalez is lucky #13. Maria and Jose Gonzalez welcomed tiny Paul at 8:33 pm on Tuesday in LVMC’s Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Postpartum department, with assistance from OBGYN Dr. Rod Huss.
Patient Story: Shirley Holston
After a disabling stroke, an independent Shirley Holston found herself needing an assisted living environment. After a few locations, she has now settled into the Comprehensive Care Center where one of the residential cats, Mirage, has adopted her and visits regularly.
Patient Story: Larissa Ybarra
Larissa Ybarra’s first experience with childbirth didn’t go exactly as expected. Her little baby boy was due Sept. 10, 2017 and she planned for him to be born in Santa Barbara. But little Lucca had other plans. He arrived Aug. 4 and came in with an exuberant entrance.
An Early Delivery For Little Jonah
Jonah Gustilo was just determined to make an early arrival into the world. The second son of Amber and Ben Gustilo was initially due on Dec. 10, and his parents planned for him to be delivered via a scheduled C-Section at Cottage Hospital on Dec. 4. “He decided he didn’t want to wait,” his mother said.