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How Long Have You Waited For A Correct Diagnosis?

By January 9, 2010 - 2:39pm
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The first indication that there may be something wrong with my heart came while hosting a dinner party in 2002.
While laughing heartily at a fantastic joke (remind me to tell you it later), I was overcome with a sharp pain in the center of my chest. As I gasped for breath, the party quickly switched into emergency mode.

Luckily, one of our dinner guests was a registered nurse. He helped me to slow my breathing and gather my wits about me.

The pain quickly subsided and I was able to breath normally again.

“What was that?!!?” I asked half-laughing as I took a sip of wine.

“Oh, I’m sure its nothing. You just got too excited”, said my darling husband.

It would be a five long years before we both knew exactly how wrong he was.

How long have you waited for a correct diagnosis?

Rebecca Fortunato

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I was hurt on the job in 2003 ... everything was dismissed as fibromyalgia. I underwent brain surgery this year ... it wasn't all fibro evidently :) I also have Chiari Malformation 1 ... now the dilemma is finding a competent doctor that can treat the fibro and the chiari ... I would have been much better off had I not had a head on collision on the expressway 6 weeks after surgery .... sigh!
But to answer the original post ... I waited 5 years for my diagnosis as well.
All my best to you ...

January 10, 2010 - 11:47am
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