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16 Medical Twitter Stories That'll Take You Straight To Feelsville

The life-saving possibilities of modern medicine are incredible to be sure - and so are the emotions that come with the miracles. These tweets detailing medical sagas are sad, happy, and sappy, all rolled into one.

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    Text - Dr Kay Judge @DrKayJudge #ShareAStoryInOneTweet You were married for 62 years, she held your hand as you kept hanging on in the ICU. She finally whispered "It's OK to let go, I'll be fine, I'll meet you on the other side". You stopped breathing as she finished her sentence. 6:06 AM May 8, 2018 El Dorado Hills, CA See Dr Kay Judge's other Tweets 76
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    Text - Clive Peedell @cpeedell Your lung cancer relapsed in the brain a few months after surgery. You were too ill to treat, but your husband begged me to try. You improved with palliative radiotherapy, so we gave a boost dose. I discharged you 5yrs later. Your husband saved your life #ShareAStorylnOneTweet 5:03 PM May 7, 2018 445 people are talking about this 1,992
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    Text - Jon Hislop, MD, PhD @HislopMD Iwas a med student. You were 3 & admitted to the ward. Your parents had to work & had trouble coming in to see you. So I played peekaboo with you every time I walked past the door. You'd stand in your crib, watching for me. 'l never forget the smile.#ShareAStoryInOneTweet 3:02 PM May 7, 2018 See Jon Hislop, MD, PhD's other Tweets 82
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    Text - Michelle Sholzberg @sholzberg You were 2 yrs old, on plane to Miami. You developed anaphylaxis for the 1st time. I injected you w epi from the airline medical kit. You lived! My father said "your entire medical training came down to that one moment when you saved your son's life." #ShareAStoryInOneTweet 1:08 PM May 7, 2018 See Michelle Sholzberg's other Tweets 37
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    Text - NurseKelsey @nursekelsey Our birthdays were 3 months apart. I was your primary RN for 4 straight years due to your chronic long term hospitalizations. We grew close, sharing dating stories, diet tips & dreams. You died at 26.1 gave the eulogy at your funeral. YOU made me a nurse. #ShareAStorylnOneTweet 3:34 AM May 7, 2018 - 48 people are talking about this 628
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    Text - Emily PA-C @emilyinem 2 yo female found unresponsive in a pool. No heartbeat, no respirations. Firemen and then ED physician refused to quit. I woke up & now I have a job I love. Every second is borrowed time. Emergency medicine saved me (still does) #ShareAStorylnOneTweet 2:22 AM May 7, 2018 2,917 O 512 people are talking about this
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    Text - Esther Choo @choo ek When I first met B, he'd been dead for 20 min. We got him back, inexplicably. He calls me every year on the anniversary. 10 years now.#ShareAStoryInOneTweet 3:04 AM May 5, 2018 202 people are talking about this 1,853
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    Text - Fumiko Ladd Chino @fumikochino When you died from cancer at 28, the light went out for me. You were going to change the world with your brilliance. My plans (wife, artist, mother) had to change. We were always a team, so now 11 yrs later I'm a cancer doctor... trying to change the world. #ShareAStorylnOneTweet 1:00 AM May 7, 2018 1,011 136 people are talking about this
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    Text - Vanesa Garnelo @xanabables I certified brain dead a very young man and supported his family through it. Their generosity knew no limits and their son saved 7 lives by being an organ donor. 3 weeks later, his dad phoned up asking how they could raise funds for our ICU. l cried. #ShareAStorylnOneTweet 1:13 PM May 6, 2018 See Vanesa Garnelo's other Tweets 114
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    Text - ScrubsandPearls @ScrubsandPearls You were 27. Heroin had destroyed your heart. Your daughter was 5. I would spend parts of my shifts coloring and reading with her. You didn't make it. She still calls and visits. She's 10 now. I wish you could see how amazing she is. #ShareAStoryInOneTweet 3:18 AM May 7, 2018 242 Q19 people are talking about this
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    Text - Ł B C 2 @lbcsquared2 You were worried because of abdominal pain. Your husband feared the worst. You had 7 miscarriages previously. The entire ER heard you and your husband shriek and then cry tears of joy when you heard that you were 12 weeks pregnant with twins. we cried too #ShareAStorylnOneTweet 3:04 AM May 6, 2018 2,546 9347 people are talking about this
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    Text - AttributionlsABear @plantagious Early days of AIDS epidemic, when nurses would avoid going into pt rooms. I was off-service intern, paged for a young gay man, blind, alone, calling for his mother. Shut off beeper, held his hand, called him son, he didn't die alone. #ShareAStoryInOneTweet 12:36 AM May 6, 2018 9,773 1,776 people are talking about this
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    Text - Phoebe Scott-Wyard, DO @Dr PhoebeSW As a med student, I was the only one in labor & delivery who spoke Spanish. I had to translate to a young couple that their full term baby was stillborn. I almost quit #medicine that day. 2 yrs later, she came back, pregnant, and made sure I knew it. #ShareAStorylnOneTweet 10:45 PM May 5, 2018 239 people are talking about this 2,260
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    Text - AbbersMD @AbbersMD U collapsed at work (Home Depot).. u were dead when my ambulance arrived I got u back. U have no idea who I am. I visited Home Depot just to see u during my darkest hours in medical school... ur a reminder that I can do it You saved me back. #ShareAStoryInOneTweet 4:54 PM May 5, 2018 Orange, CT 17.3K 2,677 people are talking about this
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    Text - John Aquino @DrJohnAquino Admitted with AIIDS complications, you told me,the intern, how your father hadn't talked to you since your diagnosis.Your condition worsened quickly +you died on the floor. Your father came up to see you only after you passed. I saw him cry and you didn't.#ShareAStoryInOneTweet 3:49 AM May 6, 2018 1,637 312 people are talking about this
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    Text - Alastair McAlpine @AlastairMcA30 Delivered a 450g baby. Told she was too small- had no chance. She kept stopping breathing so stayed up with her for 2 nights rubbing her chest for every breath. Consultant said I was wasting my time. She just performed her first ballet as a healthy 6y.o.#ShareAStoryInOneTwee 8:23 PM May 5, 2018 70.7K 18.4K people are talking about this
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