Patient stories

  1. Putting the Pieces Together to Solve Medical Mystery

    Kim Goranson knew something wasn't right. For more than 10 years, she endured exhaustion, pain and bouts of confusion. But to her frustration, repeated medical evaluations revealed nothing. A high-energy real estate agent in Lincoln, Nebraska, Kim saw her successful career slip away as the symptoms took a heavy toll on her life. "I had [...]

  2. Praise and Thanks

    This story was submitted by J. Daniel Skinner from Rochester If you look at my Mayo record you will discover that I am more than a casual patient. Several Mayo staffers, doctors, nurses and others have saved my life more than once over the last few years. For this I am grateful, but that's not [...]

  3. Tamiko’s Story: Getting Definitive Answers

    Tamiko Lyle lives in Kelowna, British Columbia, and came to Mayo Clinic in late February to seek answers to medical problems that had bothered her for several years. In explaining why she came to Mayo Clinic, Tamiko said she reached a point where she was “sick of being sick” and needed to get definitive answers. [...]

  4. Sandy Blue

    Rare Arthritis No Match for Woman Determined to Save Her Eyesight

    (written by Raquel Rivas - Mayo Clinic in Florida) When most of us think about eye problems, we think about a trip to the eye doctor for a new eyeglass prescription. But for Sandy Blue, a rare eye condition posed a mystery that almost left her blind. Blue, then 44, first noticed red streaks in [...]

  5. "We plan to continue to use the Mayo Clinic, no matter where in the country we live"

    Every physician Anne Stohrer and her son turned to for treatment of his chronic knee and hip pain came-up with a non-diagnosis. Many frustrating years passed while they fought to find a care plan that would relieve his pain and allow him to be the young, active boy he wanted to be. As the years [...]


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