Sharing Mayo Clinic

Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff

Nov 19, 2018

Making Music Again After Bidding a Tumor Goodbye

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After months of living with sharp, shooting pain in her arm, Corrine Craig sought help at Mayo Clinic. Her care and treatment by a multidisciplinary team took away the pain and allowed the piano player to return to the pastime she loves. [...]
Making Music Again After Bidding a Tumor Goodbye
Nov 16, 2018

Video Gives Patient With Tonsil Cancer Perspective, Hope

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Linda had been diagnosed with HPV-related tonsil cancer. When she came upon a video on social media featuring two Mayo Clinic doctors discussing an innovative treatment for the disease, the Georgia woman felt she'd been thrown a lifeline. [...]
Video Gives Patient With Tonsil Cancer Perspective, Hope
Nov 14, 2018

Finding Breast Cancer Sooner

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Jan Jenswold wasn't concerned when she went in for her annual mammogram. Then the test picked up something suspicious, and a follow-up found that Jan had breast cancer. But the early diagnosis brought with it an optimistic prognosis. Today, with her cancer in the past, Jan now encourages others to make mammograms a priority. [...]
Finding Breast Cancer Sooner
Nov 12, 2018

Ditching Vein Pain

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For years, leg discomfort from varicose veins made it tough for Cindy Stone to stay active. But minimally invasive treatment at Mayo Clinic solved the problem and put Cindy back on her feet. [...]
Ditching Vein Pain
Nov 9, 2018

Learning and Thriving in an Environment That Values Diversity

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Tomi Ifelayo traveled a winding path to get to medical school at Mayo Clinic. But now that she's arrived, Tomi is relishing the opportunities for growth and success that Mayo offers her. [...]
Learning and Thriving in an Environment That Values Diversity
Nov 7, 2018

Seeing Purpose in Sharing

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
If not for the help and healing Sandra Blue received at Mayo Clinic 10 years ago, she may be blind today. Filled with gratitude, Sandra continues to be moved to share her journey of how her sight was saved from a severe complication of rheumatoid arthritis. [...]
Seeing Purpose in Sharing
Nov 5, 2018

Back to Pursuing Her Passions After Spine Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Kathie Hanson went from being an active outdoor enthusiast to being unable to walk without assistance. But the care she received at Mayo Clinic has again allowed her to take part in the many activities that fill her life with joy. [...]
Back to Pursuing Her Passions After Spine Surgery
Nov 2, 2018

An Active Life Restored, Thanks to Regenerative Medicine

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For years, Rick Amatuzio lived with severe back pain that kept him from the active life he'd always savored. But advanced diagnostic tests and regenerative medicine therapy at Mayo Clinic ultimately led to a complete recovery. Now Rick once again can play sports and enjoy the outdoors free from pain. [...]
An Active Life Restored, Thanks to Regenerative Medicine
Oct 31, 2018

The Match of a Lifetime

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Ed Waters needed a kidney transplant, his wife, Darlene, stepped up to be his donor. The couple was delighted to find that, just as in the rest of their married life, they were perfectly compatible. [...]
The Match of a Lifetime
Oct 29, 2018

Anyone With Lungs Can Get Lung Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
As a Mayo Clinic physician, healthy routines were part of Cathy Madaffari's daily life. Yet in 2015, the former marathoner and mom of three found herself in a surprising role reversal when, instead of being a doctor talking a patient through a tough diagnosis, she was the one facing cancer. [...]
Anyone With Lungs Can Get Lung Cancer
Oct 26, 2018

Putting Pain in the Past

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For years, Jerry Grant endured debilitating leg and foot pain as the result of a severe spinal injury. When he turned to Mayo Clinic in 2017 for help, he was offered a new pain management device. It made all the difference. Today, Jerry is enjoying a life that's no longer dominated by pain. [...]
Putting Pain in the Past
Oct 24, 2018

Joyriding Once More

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When chronic hip pain drove Brenda Brault to seek medical care, the long-distance runner and triathlete assumed her high-level athletic pursuits were over. Rather than limiting her abilities, however, surgery allowed Brenda's training to keep moving forward. [...]
Joyriding Once More
Oct 23, 2018

Serving the Underserved in Bolivia

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Two Mayo Clinic cardiologists are part of a medical team that provides badly needed care to people in one of South America's poorest countries. [...]
Serving the Underserved in Bolivia
Oct 22, 2018

Breathing Easier After Getting the Right Diagnosis

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Diagnosed with asthma, 12-year-old Ben Anderson was plagued with a chronic cough. For more than two years, his mother searched for an explanation for her son's troubling symptoms until she found a Mayo Clinic physician who offered concrete answers. [...]
Breathing Easier After Getting the Right Diagnosis
Oct 17, 2018

Living to the Fullest With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A diagnosis of stage 4 ovarian cancer sent shock waves through Michelle Messer's world. But prompt treatment and a comprehensive care plan have seen her through. Now five years after that initial diagnosis, Michelle is savoring each day. [...]
Living to the Fullest With Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Oct 15, 2018

Surviving and Thriving After Life-Threatening Illnesses

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Within the past six years, Devender Tulla developed two serious conditions that could have ended badly for the politician from India. But thanks to his Mayo Clinic care team, Devender was able to fight back. Now he's returned to work representing his constituents. [...]
Surviving and Thriving After Life-Threatening Illnesses
Oct 12, 2018

New Perspective on Heart Condition Has Soccer Player Back on the Field

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When myocarditis hit his heart, Drew Beckie was told his professional soccer career was over. But a cardiac specialist at Mayo Clinic took another look, and today Drew is back to the game he loves.  [...]
New Perspective on Heart Condition Has Soccer Player Back on the Field
Oct 11, 2018

Winning Against All Odds

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Andy Steinfeldt discovered his love of running late in life. When a series of medical conditions and complications threatened his newfound hobby, he refused to accept a future where he wasn't able to compete. [...]
Winning Against All Odds
Oct 8, 2018

Making Mayo Clinic Welcoming to All

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Through an array of programs and initiatives, Mayo Clinic is developing a richly diverse workforce that reflects the different experiences and backgrounds of its patients. [...]
Making Mayo Clinic Welcoming to All
Oct 5, 2018

Crafting An Artist's Healthy Future

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Lupus was wreaking havoc on Emily Olson's health. Her Mayo Clinic care team's decision to employ a medication typically not used for this autoimmune disorder, along with a kidney transplant, not only saved Emily's life, it reignited her independence and confidence. [...]
Crafting An Artist's Healthy Future
Oct 3, 2018

Teamwork and Motivation Spur Recovery from Brachial Plexus Injury

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A motor vehicle accident left Jennifer Tetler without the use of her left arm. But the comprehensive treatment plan developed by her Mayo Clinic care team, along with Jennifer's drive to recover as fully as possible, led to an excellent outcome. [...]
Teamwork and Motivation Spur Recovery from Brachial Plexus Injury
Oct 1, 2018

Taming Migraines With Botox

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Heather Klanderman tried a range of treatment to ease her migraines, but nothing worked. Then her neurologist recommended Botox injections. Now Heather's migraines are a thing of the past. [...]
Taming Migraines With Botox
Sep 28, 2018

Three Cancers, One Team Approach

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Donald Brotzman was diagnosed with three separate cancers at once, his Mayo Clinic care team crafted a comprehensive treatment plan that addressed all of Donald's medical concerns in a coordinated, compassionate way. [...]
Three Cancers, One Team Approach
Sep 26, 2018

Two Neurosurgeries Drive Dramatic Recovery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Bob Goldberg was given a diagnosis of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, he was dubious and decided to get another opinion at Mayo Clinic. A year later, after two successful surgeries, Bob can once again think clearly and walk on his own. [...]
Two Neurosurgeries Drive Dramatic Recovery
Sep 25, 2018

Using Expertise and Teamwork to Tackle a Brain Tumor

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After being plagued by mysterious symptoms for more than a year, Richard Uihlein was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told nothing could be done about it. Undeterred, he went to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. There he found a way forward after all.  [...]
Using Expertise and Teamwork to Tackle a Brain Tumor
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