Tammy Cadle

Ten years ago, Tammy Cadle almost died.

Getting ready for work, Tammy had just finished taking a shower. “As soon as I lifted my leg out of the shower, I felt a pain go through my chest, through my body, that was like nothing I had ever felt,” she recalled. “I felt a strangling feeling in my through and such a sense of dread.”

“A voice in my head told me I was going to die.”

Tammy’s husband managed to get her to the couch and call 911. An ambulance rushed her to the ER at Floyd Memorial before she was flown to Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

Diagnosed with a dissecting aortic aneurysm, Tammy went immediately into surgery. She spent the following month in critical condition at Jewish Hospital. Tammy went into kidney failure and required a ventilator for twelve days. That month was full of ups and downs, but eventually, Tammy stabilized and transferred to Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital for continued therapy.

“The three weeks I spent at SIRH was amazing for my recovery,” Tammy recalled. The therapy she received during her inpatient rehabilitation stay at SIRH enabled her to return home safely and continue her recovery.

Ten years later, Tammy continues to work full-time in healthcare. An LPN, Tammy is the director of marketing and admissions for Todd-Dickey Nursing and Rehab. The SIRH team loves running into Tammy and seeing her in good health.

Thank you for sharing a tremendous ten-year update, Tammy!