Writing down an experience and sharing it with others can be therapeutic, as can reading about how other patients have handled their challenges. Every patient has a story and NATF would like to invite you to share yours. If you would like to contribute a Patient Perspective contact us at info@natfonline.org.

Patient Stories

Brenda R.

Submitted 2012 In June 2008, when I first woke up with a pain in back of my right leg, I assumed it was a pulled muscle. And although I was…
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Nina H.

Can you tell me a bit about yourself? What do you do for work? I’m retired now, but I worked in higher education administration when I had my PE. It…
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John

John is a long-term Wall Street employee, who enjoys spending time with his son and two teenage daughters. He is an avid golfer and enjoys hiking. John experienced his first…
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Nina M.

At the age of 32, I was an active, working wife and mother until deep vein thrombosis (DVT) changed my life. I never had issues with blood clots, in fact,…
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Rajan

I have faced health problems my whole life. As soon as I was born, the doctors and my parents couldn’t help but notice and worry about how large and abnormal…
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Mark L.

Mark Lindsay is a passionate businessman who owns Boston Boat Works. He experienced a DVT 12 years ago, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing what he loves: sailing and…
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Nancy

On September 13th, just two days before her 70th birthday, Nancy Marriott was rushed to the emergency room in Boulder, Colorado with extreme shortness of breath.  She had been near…
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David

As an avid cyclist, pediatrician, and healthcare executive, I have always had an interest in health and pride myself on being as healthy as possible. Some might even call me…
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