I’m Judi, and this is my healing place.
When Judi Kirshbaum asked her doctor about the strange thumping in her ears, the last thing on
her mind was her bike accident three months earlier. When Judi fell, the handlebars had jammed
into her neck as she landed. She was bruised and shaken but did not seem to have significant
damage. The tests her doctor ordered showed a 90% blockage of her carotid artery. A blockage
this severe raises concern for stroke, and yet, it would have never been discovered if her doctor
hadn’t listened. Judi was quickly referred to a vascular surgeon at Marin General Hospital who
diagnosed an injury to the artery caused by the bike accident – a tear in the artery wall called a
dissection. The surgeon opened and repaired the damaged artery with life-saving precision.
Today, Judi is back in the saddle – literally – enjoying her daily rides on the scenic trails of Marin.
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