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Brandy R

April 13, 2017

I am ... A Survivor

I started having pain, numbness, and necrotic tissue un one if my fingers. After many ER visits they set me up wirh a cardiologist that discovered 2 blockages that resulted in surgery in november 2016. Supposed to be a 2 hour surgery with a 2 day hospital stay. During my carotid to carotid bypass a blood clot developed and broke loose then traveled to my brain resulting in a stroke and brain bleed. I stayed in ICU for 8 days and was transferred ti a regular room and discharged the next day. I still have chronic severe pain in my fingers and shoulder. Nothing helps that i can do at home. Doctor has had to cancel my recent appt. I cant sleep. Everything feels like its been turned upside down!!!

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