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Her unexplained jitteriness and weight loss were telling clues

0 3 years ago

It wasn’t until a worrisome new problem landed her in the hospital that a specialist, one of nearly two dozen doctors she consulted, ordered a blood test that revealed the reason she felt so sick.

Franklin regrets the wasted years and regards her experience as an unfortunate combination of flawed assumptions, missed opportunities and red herrings.

“It’s been very expensive and it’s been miserable,” she said. Franklin is perturbed that doctors repeatedly appeared to overlook the likely cause of her illness. And she believes that some of her actions may have unintentionally contributed to the protracted diagnostic delay.


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