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Patient Stories

A total of 389 posts are filed under Patient Stories
The Best and Worst News of My Life: Getting a Diagnosis After 30 Years
My whole life, I thought I was the biggest wimp alive. Until one day, when I was commiserating with my sister about how we have more aches… Continue Reading
Patient on hospital bed with saline solution tube
Winning Math Student Has Fast Transition into Paralyzing Illness
My son was already one of a kind: he loved math—and he was great at it too. It was early January when he and his team started to… Continue Reading
Woman uses an inhaler during an asthma attack, close-up
I Just Wanted To Laugh Without My Inhaler
My husband just wanted to make me laugh. I had always had a cough, sometimes worse then at other times. One of my earliest memories is… Continue Reading
Woman Stomach Ache
How a Gastric Emptying Test Solved my Life-Long Mystery
It all started years back when I was younger, I’d always had problems with certain foods but I just got called “fussy”– especially… Continue Reading
Lewis County Man Struggles Against Gullian-Barré Syndrome
A Lewis County man in charge of three large construction projects in Morehead is showing signs of improvement after contracting an uncommon… Continue Reading
Vascular Foot Issues Remain Undiagnosed in 35-Year-Old Patient
by Faisal Meghani I am 35-years-old, built small and skinny— from southeast Asia. It started with a fungus around February 2015 on my… Continue Reading
Coping with IPF
by George Tiffany My name is George and I am seventy-nine years of age. In the fall of 2009, I came down with what I thought was a cold but… Continue Reading