Igor Mazurenko visited Oleg Zhokh in a rehabilitation center in the city of Rivne, where Oleg is undergoing rehabilitation. The first photos of Oleg after leaving the coma. ()
We arrived in Rovno in the evening, when it was already dark and Oleg's mother, Svitlana, met us on the threshold of the rehabilitation center. She immediately warned me that there was no filming in the hospital ward: the doctors and she herself were afraid that this would negatively affect the process of Oleg’s psychological rehabilitation.
The rehabilitation center occupies part of the floor of one of the buildings of the regional hospital. Inside - modern equipment, gym, special orthopedic beds, round-the-clock supervision of medical staff.
Every day the rehabilitation doctor visits Oleg, gives him a massage for all the limbs, exercises for the development of arms and legs.
Oleg met us standing at the entrance to the hospital ward. The photograph shows that outwardly he looks like a person who just injured his arm. Small scars on the face and head are almost imperceptible, and only postoperative stitches on the arm remind of the severe injuries he received. But do not let the appearance mislead you. Despite the fact that Oleg smiles and speaks non-stop, after a few minutes it becomes clear that the recovery process is only at the very beginning. After a couple of minutes it becomes difficult for him to stand and he lies down on the bed. Mom said that two days ago he could not get out of bed. The fact that he is standing on his feet today is a real miracle to which we can be obliged to rehabilitation doctors and the strength of Oleg's organism. Yes, recovery is going on intensively, but it would be impossible without the help of all caring people.