Playing the Odds
An athletic woman in her 50s suddenly can’t move her arm, then feels fine several minutes later. But an MRI reveals serious trouble elsewhere.
“But can I still go to the Virgin Islands?”
Ellen, 51, vivacious and trim, looked the perfect candidate for some fun in the sun.
“I feel fine. It was only a minute or two,” she said.
“I’m sure you’re OK,” I said. “But better to do all the tests quickly in the hospital and start treatment.”
“I do everything right.” She ticked off her fingers, “I work out. I quit smoking. I even skip birthday cake!”
“The CT s...
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