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Jake Weiss experienced what he thought were panic attack symptoms like none before: His head turned, his torso twisted abnormally, his limbs stiffened and he stopped breathing. He was having a major seizure, and his panic attacks were actually smaller seizures.
The graduation party for Susan Kohnke’s son was memorable, but not in the way she wanted. Instead of reflecting on day celebrating school successes, she remembers it being the day she developed symptoms of a severe condition that nearly claimed her life.
Matthew Makela is a 3-year-old who tucks in 20 stuffed animals nightly and gives his younger sister a kiss, hug and farewell at day care drop-off. He's also a kid who had his first cardiac surgery at 7 days old.
Nick Saleum felt a painless lump in his left forearm. One doctor misdiagnosed the lump as a gangling cyst or lipoma, but Nick noticed the lump growing and went to see another doctor. A biopsy revealed a rare, cancerous tumor: epithelioid sarcoma.
Steve Larson began developing symptoms of what he thought was a hernia. The pain subsided, so he didn’t immediately get it evaluated, but when the discomfort in his groin area returned, he knew it was time to see a doctor.
Mark Kelsmit's journey toward a healthier lifestyle began when some unsettling symptoms and and a blood sugar test revealed he had Type 2 diabetes.
After dealing with joint complications for nearly a year, Robert Bishop underwent a total right hip replacement, and the ball and socket of his femur and pelvis were replaced with prosthetic implants. He quickly began the road back to mobility.
Lynda Rassbach no longer is missing life's important moments. Read about her journey to diagnoses of bile acid absorption and ulcerative colitis, and how answers and treatments she got restored her freedom.