She would say, "Well, you don't look sick..you don't look like anything is wrong with you."

June 08, 2021 | 38m 21s

Alarming symptoms of weakness in one leg, fatigue, and sudden weight loss eventually led to this storyteller's diagnosis of reflex sympathetic dystrophy. She talks about life after the diagnosis, including the passing of her husband and moving away.

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STORYTELLER ATTRIBUTES
60 - 69
Female
College graduate
White
2xxxx
Patient
STORY TYPE
Blood, Heart and Circulation; Bones, Joints and Muscles; Brain and Nerves; Digestive System
COVID-19; Brain and Nerves; Mental Health; Having multiple health conditions at the same time
Experiencing symptoms; Finding out a diagnosis; Being treated; Getting tests or advice for how to be healthier; Communicating with doctors and nurses; Making decisions about the right health care or treatment for you; Describing how easy or hard it has been for you to get the health care you need
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