Memories Monday, April 8, 2019

Five years ago, I was coming to this place…Shands Hospital and cancer research center at the University of Florida. I was at a point where I was losing 2.5 pounds a week…and I was already below 100 pounds. My doctor thought I had cancer. We didn’t know what was wrong.

I got lucky. My doctor at Shands happened to be the head of the gastroenterology department. I learned from his students that Dr. Draganov was one of the world’s premier doctors…he wrote the textbooks that students were learning from.

He told me I was dying of severe malnutrition. He put me on enzymes and it helped a little, but still couldn’t maintain my weight above 110. After lots of trial and error, it was determined that I was allergic to animal products.

I have continued to regain my health since those days, but I credit my doctor and his staff for saving my life. I don’t miss coming here, but am eternally grateful for having had this place to turn to.

What are you remembering this Monday?

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