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Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff

Enjoying a 'New Normal' After Epilepsy Surgery

Enjoying a 'New Normal' After Epilepsy S [...]

A few years ago, Jessica Veach’s life was going according to plan. She’d started her career as an elementary school teacher — a dream she'd…
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My Story - Lorrie Schroder

I have been going to Mayo Clinic since 1985. When I was 6 years old, a doctor gave me an injection into left buttocks of Terramycin,…
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Knocking "Care Coordination" Out of the Park

Knocking "Care Coordination" Out of the [...]

Written by Barry M. Bloom When I arrived at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., that September day almost five years ago, my care for colon…
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Game On! … in Ruth's battle with depression

Game On! … in Ruth's battle with depress [...]

[caption id="attachment_17042" align="alignleft" width="760"] Ruth Tibesar with the physicians she calls her "two knights" who she says inspired her and helped her in her battle…
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Diet restrictions inspire new career

Diet restrictions inspire new career

Frances Shaw’s health and career mixed together in a muffin batter. With her perseverance and answers from Mayo Clinic, both her health and career as…
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Keeping a Positive Outlook Despite a Difficult Disease

Keeping a Positive Outlook Despite a Dif [...]

For her first 38 years, Jayne Bushman was a picture of health. But then one morning she woke up with an earache, something she says…
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Transitional Care Team Helps Sandy Dyson Get Back on the Dance Floor

Transitional Care Team Helps Sandy Dyson [...]

If Proud Mary is playing, Sandy Dyson wants to be dancing. But last spring, it looked like Dyson’s dancing days might be behind her. After knee…
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Colorado Nurse Finds Answers to Medical Mystery

Colorado Nurse Finds Answers to Medical [...]

Written by Sara Jacobsen Everyone who visits the Mayo Clinic has a story. Though my story may be a lot like all of the other…
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My Story -- Seth Locketz

I was diagnosed with eosinophillic esophagitis (EE) by another provider, who said I needed to have my esophagus stretched every six months with a balloon.…
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My story - Judy W

I had been to so many different doctors for my shoulder pain. Was even told it was all in my "head," but my husband and…
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Living Life to the Fullest After Epilepsy Surgery

Living Life to the Fullest After Epileps [...]

[caption id="attachment_16789" align="alignleft" width="730"] Jill Staloch with her daughter -- left, in the hospital in May 2012, before her first surgery, and right, in July…
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My story - Alicia Austerman

When I was 18 years old, I noticed a small lump on my right forearm. I went to my primary care physician and was told…
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