Olathe Health Blog

Category: Patient Stories

  1. More Than a Spine Surgery: Mobility and Faith in Healthcare Restored

    More Than a Spine Surgery: Mobility and Faith in Healthcare Restored

    What began as a primary care visit for radiating neck pain led to a six-level spinal fusion (C4-T3) within just three weeks’ time. When 63-year-old Gardner resident Danny Scherdin began experiencing acute pain that felt like an “electric shock,” pins and needles, as well as numbness in his neck and left arm, primary care provider […]

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  2. Dear Birth Place

    Dear Birth Place

    Dear Birth Place at Olathe Medical Center, Happy birthday! I saw that The Birth Place’s NICU is turning five this month, and I wanted to express my family’s gratitude for your services. We are forever grateful for this NICU and the wonderful people who work there. In recognition of this milestone, I shared some highlights […]

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  3. The Birth Place: A Mother’s Calling

    The Birth Place: A Mother’s Calling

    First-time mom Gracey Routh had a vision for her birth story. She wanted a water birth, but she wanted to deliver at a hospital, in case she or her baby needed medical intervention. And she wanted privacy with easy access to her support team. After learning the newly remodeled The Birth Place at Olathe Medical […]

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  4. Emerson’s Birth Story

    Emerson’s Birth Story

    As The Birth Place celebrates its fifth anniversary, one special NICU graduate is ringing in her third birthday. Despite a two-day stay in the NICU, three-year-old Emerson has grown into a happy, healthy toddler. “She is absolutely perfect,” mom Amanda, exclaimed. “We are forever grateful to the NICU nurses at The Birth Place.” Before Emerson’s […]

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  5. Finding Steady Ground

    Finding Steady Ground

    Going down a set of stairs. Mowing the lawn. People do these activities every day without thinking twice. But for 56-year-old Osawatomie resident Clayton Sherlock these simple tasks were taxing and filled with uncertainty before a total knee replacement in November 2021. The Problem Knee Clayton’s knee issues began in 2000 when his weight reached […]

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  6. Walking to a New Beat

    Walking to a New Beat

    Vickie Otten will never forget the late-night trip to the Emergency Room that set her life on a different course. “I remember that visit all too well,” Vickie, said. “After almost a year of uncontrolled heart problems, I was admitted to the hospital. I felt hopeless and tired – something had to change.” Vickie consulted […]

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  7. Josephine’s Journey Home: A NICU Graduate Story

    Josephine’s Journey Home: A NICU Graduate Story

    Today, Baby Josephine is a chatty and social five-month-old. She ranks in the top 20th percentile for weight, a milestone that brings parents Emily and Aaron Davis great joy. However, just six months ago, Josephine was born weighing only four pounds, 12 ounces. In need of some extra care after her birth, she was admitted […]

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  8. An Agent for Early Detection

    An Agent for Early Detection

    Olathe resident and real estate agent Bev Huff was fighting breast cancer long before she was diagnosed in November 2020. In the years leading up to her diagnosis, both Bev’s mom and aunt battled the disease. She followed their cancer journeys closely. When Bev was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (the most common type of […]

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  9. A Testimony of Hope for Breast Cancer Patients

    A Testimony of Hope for Breast Cancer Patients

    This October during Breast Cancer Awareness month, Hattie Heard is sharing her cancer journey and encouraging women to get their annual mammograms. In 2019 Hattie was a healthy, active 56-year-old. She exercised, saw her doctor for regular check-ups, and had annual mammograms. Despite feeling fine, Hattie started to notice some discharge from her right breast. […]

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  10. COVID-19 Diagnosis Saved the Life of a Young Cancer Patient

    COVID-19 Diagnosis Saved the Life of a Young Cancer Patient

    More than a year since the pandemic gripped the world, it’s rare to hear someone say anything positive about COVID-19. But had it not been for her COVID-19 diagnosis, Brianna Bolden of Shawnee wouldn’t have known she had cancer. “COVID saved my life.” Twenty-three-year-old Brianna was diagnosed with COVID-19 after experiencing common cold symptoms. Two […]

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