John Mills

John’s desire to golf again is his motivation for rehabilitation

In November of 2016, Thanksgiving week, John Mills suffered three strokes. Immediately, John’s doctor recommended he undergo double bypass surgery. Eight months later, in July 2017, he was scheduled for the operation.

During the operation, John’s surgeon discovered he was also suffering from a major cerebral vascular accident. Two of John’s heart valves needed replacement. Then, just one day after his surgery, Mills had another stroke.
 
Prior to John’s elaborate medical episode, he was in the business of designing and creating golf clubs. When he lived in San Diego many years ago, he worked for a prestigious golf course. There he met many influential people and personally made golf clubs for them. Additionally, John would often get in one or two rounds of golf per week in his spare time. If this sounds like a luxurious way to live, you are right. It was.
 
Now eighty-four-years-old, John has retired in the comfort of his own home. He looks forward to the day he hopes to play golf again.
 
On the day after John’s post-surgery stroke, he woke up paralyzed on the right side of his body. That is when he admitted to Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital (CCRH). At CCRH, John would undergo extensive physical therapy to regain movement in his arms and legs.
 

“The whole administrative staff and the folks in the physical therapy area were wonderful,” John said. “I cannot say enough good things about them.”

 
John explained how grateful he felt for the CCRH team and their positive outlook. Their continued happy dispositions greatly influenced his recovery and helped him to heal faster. The medical staff pushed John to go as fast as he could in terms of regaining mobility because they truly cared about him being able to get back to what he loved doing: playing golf.
 
After a two-month stay at CCRH, John was well enough to return home. Nowadays, John knows he will have to continue to work towards a full recovery, and uses his desire to get back on the golf course to motivate his overall rehabilitation.