Original post made on Sep 5, 2013
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on Sep 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm
I'm so glad to hear you're doing so well!! My husband had a 'spontaneous' renal artery dissection in one of his kidneys, and we also didn't realize what a close call he had. He's fine today; just needs to take blood pressure medicine the rest of his life!
on Sep 5, 2013 at 6:33 pm
Don't wear your bullet in Washington DC you can be arrested....
Congratulations on your "dodging" yours.
on Sep 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm
In my 20s, I had the worst headache of my life - the pain was much, much worse than childbirth. Our doctor told me to go straight to the ER. Upon arrival at Stanford ER, I could barely speak or walk, but the Stanford ER doctor gave me a hard time about being at the ER for "just" a headache. I was left in the exam room for hours and then sent home, even though I was no better and required a wheelchair to get to the car. It took several days to be able to even get out of bed. Today, I am under the wonderful care of physicians at PAMF who recognized that I had a carotid dissection and they monitor me carefully. Moral of the story - doctors shouldn't make assumptions and put a patient down before they even examine them. Every day, we are glad that we switched from Stanford to PAMF!