The Ledger | Robin Williams Adams
LAKELAND - Dianne Harney thought she had beaten the odds when she became a five-year breast cancer survivor, though she had an ongoing lack of energy.
Shifted back and forth between doctors specializing in the heart and the lung, she became increasingly frustrated.
“I started getting so tired,” said Harney, who was working then in the Polk County Emergency Medical Services' business office.
“I'd get up tired and go to bed tired.”
A trip to Gainesville for another opinion brought an unwelcome diagnosis:
Her heart was enlarged and weakened, which has given her congestive heart failure. It stems from chemotherapy she had for her breast cancer, said Dr. Daniel F. Pauly, her transplant cardiologist at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida.
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