Even if other parts of life were upended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Linda Rogers wasn’t about to stop going to her rehabilitation appointments.
Three times a week since March, the Myrtle Beach resident and breast cancer survivor, 69, has gone to Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Services at Murrells Inlet to improve her strength. She was referred to the clinic by her cardiologist after experiencing fainting episodes, a side effect of her breast cancer medication.
“I can wear my mask and continue to go because I feel like continuing to build up strength and doing what my doctor says is more important than staying home and sitting around waiting until this is over,” says Rogers, who underwent a double mastectomy in August 2015. “We don’t know when this is going to be over.”
Like many people, Rogers is concerned about the risk of getting COVID-19 when she leaves her home, but she knew from experience just how seriously Tidelands Health takes cleaning and disinfection.
“Tidelands Health was extremely clean, even before the pandemic,” she says. “They cleaned everything the minute you got off a piece of equipment. I didn’t have any hesitation about going.”