Approaching age 100, Elsie was finally slowing down. After diagnosing her with a faulty valve in her aorta, her doctors described as "excessive" the risk of opening her chest to replace the valve.
For more than 10 years, Eric Smith dealt with the nagging symptoms of chronic sinusitisa condition that causes the sinuses to become inflamed, interfering with the drainage of mucus into the nose
"I felt like 102 before," Francis says. "Now I feel like 52."
Gordon Wright remembers the defining moment he knew he needed to do something about his weight. "My son and I went to a Red Sox game, and I was unable to fit in the seat. It was an embarrassment for
I credit Dr. Fanciullo with saving my life. I was on the verge of suicide, but thanks to the pain center team, here I am, pushing myself a little farther every day so I can get back to a normal life.
This feels like redemption. It's one of the first things we heard Olympic skier Hannah Kearney say about her near flawless gold medal run in the women's freestyle moguls at the 2010 Vancouver Games.