Good News: Update on Dr. Altschul’s Patient Elyse
A couple of months ago, we shared the story of Elyse Schifrien (‘Rumors Of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated’), who survived a giant aneurysm with the help of her surgeon and New Jersey Affiliate Dr. Dorothea Altschul who was assisted by endovascular surgeon Dr. Sean Lavine. At the end of her story she was doing fantastic but still had another, smaller, aneurysm that would eventually need surgery.
Well… she had the surgery and she is doing great! Here is what she said:
The surgery was April 4th and I came home on April 5th. Of course my hair and nails were done and my wonderful family was there. Most importantly, I had the best neurosurgeon, Dr. Altschul who truly has gifted hands. I talk about her often and people are always asking me how to spell her name. This is what I say:
A as in Accomplished
L as in Learned
T as in Tall
S as in Superb
C as in Confident
H as in Humble
U as in Unbelievable
L as in Life
Not only did Dr. Altschul save my life, she preserved the quality of my life. I am forever grateful to her.
Yay Elyse! We are so happy for you!
To get the whole story, read our blog about Elyse here.Posted on May 21, 2013 by Department Author
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