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Season 3 Episode 7 Continuing Saga: An Update on Alex

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Assembling Your Tribe: The Importance of Having a Strong Support System

This week, Mary and Alex discuss Alex's latest health crisis that derailed a trip to Texas and their plans for the March 28th episode.

Episode Highlights

  • Welcome back! [0:56]

  • Trip to Texas [1:29]

  • Herniated discs [1:49]

  • Leg/Foot numbness [2:25]

  • Emergency Room [3:21]

  • Planning for flight home [4:05]

  • Opioid crisis [4:31]

  • Drop foot [6:50]

  • Pain management history [7:21]

  • Primary Care Physician [8:12]

  • Texas law [8:50]

  • Going the “extra mile” [10:00]

  • Loss of independence [11:53]

  • Addiction [13:30]

  • Prior knowledge informs experience [15:05]

  • Acknowledge exemplary care from medical community [16:38]

  • Back home [17:00]

  • ICD compatibility [18:10]

  • BMI parameters [18:34]

  • Weight and knee joint pain [20:17]

  • Limited mobility [21:50]

  • UF Health (Shands) [22:30]

  • Permanent nerve damage [24:10]

  • Mayo Clinic in JAX [24:50]

  • Medical records [25:30]

  • Very thorough exam [30:45]

  • Urgency [31:50]

  • No answers, yet [34:54]

  • Live life intentionally every day [31:10]

  • Time span from diagnosis to treatment [35:20]

  • From mystery diagnosis to textbook illness [36:51]

  • Seeking answers at Mayo [37:54]

  • Please like, review, and subscribe [38:47]

  • Thanks for listening! [39:36]


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