April 6th, 2010

Illness spurs woman to move to Rochester

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If you experience horrible intestinal pain that just never goes away, Linda Rockey understands.

 

She moved to Rochester to be near medical specialists. Crohn's disease often brought her to Minnesota for treatment, but she couldn't convince her insurance company to pay for Mayo Clinic intervention in Rochester.

 

"About four or five years ago, I thought, well, I wonder what it would be like to live there and work there?" Rockey said. "I sold my house and quit my job."…

 

Mayo gastroenterologist Dr. William Tremaine said most people don't awaken in the middle of the night from severe intestinal problems, but people with Crohn's disease do.

 

Post-Bulletin, by Jeff Hansel, 4/2010

Tags: Croh's disease, GI, Linda Rockey

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