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Re: Misdiagnosed

From: Kirstie
Date: 8/19/99
Time: 7:51:34 PM
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I can't believe it. I've been reading these articles and yours most resembles mine. It started after my first child was born. I was taking a large drink of soda and felt my throat close of a millisecond and when I stood up felt quite dizzy so I leaned over my kitchen counter and took deep breaths. My brother and friend who I'd been talking to over the phone were standing over me I had fainted it has since happened six more times all very scary. One doctor performed an EKG and when I started crying explained he could prescribe something for my anxiety. It was quite annoying wouldn't he be upset if he passed out at work or in the bathroom at home and no one can get in because you are blocking the door. Afterwards I always feel extremely tired and sick to my stomach


On Sabbatical!

When my office lease expired at the end of 2004, I decided to turn it into a "sabbatical" from my private practice. Many years ago, in my grandfather's 89th year of life, he told me, "John, it is important to smell the roses while you can still smell them." His life gave living a very good reputation. It is also true that the pursuit of that philosophy required my grandfather to to re-open his assay office/ore market in Wickenburg, Arizona as a 75-year-old because he had run a little short of retirement money. Thus, if blessed with his luck and health, I'll be back.. --jjh

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