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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MRI Patient Shares Her Story

MRI Patient Shelley Cohen Thorley tells CHSJ News she's thrilled to be here to see the announcement of a new 3T MRI machine at the Regional Hospital, because after doctors discovered an 8-centimeter blood clot in her brain the prognosis was less than positive.

She tells CHSJ News her life changed dramatically when she was watching TV in bed with her husband and felt a sharp pain in her head. As she reached for an asprin, she noticed that her hand was appearing in double vision--and that's when she knew something was seriously wrong.

Thorley-Cohen says she had a splitting headache. and the old machine made a noise like a drill every time she had to go in it--but the technology then saved her life.