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8 years ago
03/18/2014, 13:46 PM
This hospital saved my life. I had an illness that the many other hospitals I had been to could not figure out. I went to Columbia either in a semi-coma state or in such extreme pain all I did was scream. They figured out what was wrong with me, but because 95% of those who contract my illness die within 24 hours, there was no known treatment. I think I saw at least 1 doctor from every department, They were calling doctors from around the USA as well as internationally, and after 3 years, and going from non-responsive, to unable to talk, walk, and being partially Paralysed and in extreme nerve pain, to reading, writing, walking, talking, caring for myself, etc. The only remaining problem is a little short term memory loss which is rapidly improving. Other hospitals wrote me off--Columbia went to every extreme to save my life and contain my pain levels. I thank God for every Doctor, Nurse, Aide, Tech, etc. For all their efforts on my behalf.