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"If it hurts, just don't do it"

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 6, 2007
  • 07:08 PM

A couple years ago, I fell down. Not for the first time. I also at other times just passed out. It seemed to have something to do with turning my head. Also my chest hurt something awful. I was alarmed that I might have a heart or brain problem, so I saw the doctor. And she ordered consults and tests for over a year. I wound up in ER at one point for the chest ache, had a cath done...had scans. My MRI showed blockage of my carotid arteries, a follow up revealed no such blockage, they found a subclavian blockage, stented that, the ache didn't disappear, neither did the dizziness. At church I march while I sing so my blood doesn't pool in my legs. Much medication was prescribed, much concern was shown by my insurance company. At the last visit I still had no diagnosis. The last word I got..."If it causes the pain, just don't do it."

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