Florida patient stories

  1. Pain Rehabilitation Center Offers Freedom From Debilitating Symptoms

    Carolyn Judson repeatedly tried to no avail to get to the bottom of the episodes of shaking, sensitivity to touch and other mysterious symptoms that drastically affected her quality of life. Then she came to Mayo Clinic where she was referred to a three-week program that she says gave her her life back. Carolyn Judson [...]

  2. Personalized Physical Therapy Helps Artist Reclaim Her Career

    Lori Earley feared that worsening symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome would put an end to the successful art career she'd worked so hard to build. After she sought help at Mayo Clinic, however, a dedicated care team helped Lori arrive at a different outcome. After graduating at the top of her class at the School of [...]

  3. Back to the Drawing Table, Thanks to Individualized Care for Blood Cancer

    The medication Jim Robinson took to treat his leukemia triggered side effects that kept him from the art he loves. So his Mayo care team stepped in to ensure Jim was not only in remission from the cancer, but that he also could get back to the hobby that has brought great meaning to his [...]

  4. Restored Knee Function Transforms a Life, Inspires Family to Give Back

    The Reibels have relied on Mayo Clinic for their care for 25 years. That experience has inspired them to donate to Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine. Even in retirement, Dr. and Mrs. Reibel -- or Jay and Barbara as their friends at Mayo Clinic have come to know them -- are always on the go. They [...]

  5. Palliative Care Helps Cancer Survivor Put an End to Severe Nausea

    After eight months of unrelenting nausea, David Dean was miserable and nothing seemed to help. Then a Mayo Clinic palliative care specialist took another look and recommended a new medication. That eliminated the nausea and enabled the former triathlete to once again exercise, travel and do the things that make his life full. After chemotherapy [...]

  6. CAR-T Versus Cancer

    Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in her 40s, Tanis Milicevic tried a number of treatments to keep the disease in check. But the cancer came back. Then her Mayo Clinic care team offered Tanis a new option, and it made a world of difference. At first, Tanis Milicevic's local doctor told her to wait and see. [...]

  7. Vision Preserved With an Innovative Approach to Brain Surgery

    When Jo-Ann Rosemont learned she had a meningioma in her head, she followed her care team's advice and had regular checkups for more than a year to make sure it wasn't growing. But after one of her local doctors insisted that she get a second opinion at Mayo Clinic, Jo-Ann ended up undergoing a unique [...]

  8. Surviving Aortic Dissection and Navigating Its Aftermath

    Surviving an aortic dissection is a tale not all patients live to tell. For Eric Salter, living through the traumatic experience was nothing short of miraculous. What's been even more remarkable to the 45-year-old, though, is the life-changing care he's received from his Mayo Clinic cardiologists who are committed to helping him live a long [...]

  9. Freed From Debilitating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Marissa Russo has been battling symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease for half her life. When a flare-up that lasted several months had her confined to bed and barely able to function, she turned to the expertise of Mayo Clinic for a new approach to treatment. Fitness, nutrition and health are incredibly important to Marissa Russo. [...]

  10. Eliminating a Complex Brain Tumor With Careful Planning and Expert Care

    Tony DeGange never thought much about the bump on his head until his barber mentioned that it might be a problem. It was. The bump turned out to be a brain tumor. But his Mayo Clinic team successfully removed it, and now Tony's back to enjoying his retirement, bump-free. A retired auto parts salesman and [...]