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Nicole Y.

August 5, 2015

I am ... A Survivor

I had my first stroke at the age of 35. I also had a silent heart attack at the same time. The hospital had a policy that in order to be admitted I had to have an advanced directive the doctors had asked my father he refused and I couldn't get the treatment I needed. Consequently the doctors reported my father for abuse. I was hooked up to monitors my heart rate was very high and my father would scream at me raising my heart rate to 153. My father was abusive in every sense of the word. Last August I had multiple strokes that my doctors caught but the hospital dI'd not due to their negligence. My strokes were diagnosed late because of the hospital and the paramedics not recognizing a stroke. I had multiple strokes and the paramedics and hospital staff were both abusive and not recognizing a stroke they thought it was a mental problem as so many people mistake and don't recognize a stroke in my case at the age of 36 I had multiple. I didn't have treatment because of the paramedics and the hospital and as a result I am now at the age of 37 terminally ill. I have under one year to live.

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