Lance Nichols first came to the McAlester Regional Wound Healing Center in November 2014, six months after a wound from falling on a burning log refused to heal. A treatment was performed the following month, and by mid-March he was completely healed.
“They did the best job. I never saw anything like it,” Lance tells us.
Lance said he was burning leaves at his home at Arrowhead Estates when he tripped and fell on a log that had begun burning. His brother took him to the hospital emergency room at McAlester Regional Health Center.
“I was burned pretty bad,” Lance recalls. “From above my knee to my calf.”
The hospital emergency staff cleaned the wound and administered a pain solution, and the next day he began treatment with a local home health agency. But six months later, the wound remained unhealed.
“It was too deep,” said Lance, who also is a diabetic. He came into the McAlester Regional Wound Healing Center where the team worked to treat his wound, prescribed daily topical medications, and saw him weekly for outpatient treatment.
“It's one of the best organizations I've ever seen,” Lance said of MRHC's wound care center.
“They probably saved his leg,” added his wife, Charlene, calling the McAlester Regional Wound Healing Center “efficient and effective.”
Charlene accompanied her husband to every appointment during his 3 months of treatment, and said the staff was always “very professional, very approachable. For instance, if we couldn't get there in time for one reason or another, they were very accommodating. And I appreciate that.”
Lance has advice for those dealing with stubborn wounds, like him.
“Tell people they need to go there first,” he said. “The healing goes a lot faster!”