Doctors across the world are sharing their experiences with their patients, especially about cases where they went an extra mile for the sake of their patients on Twitter with the hashtag #ShareAStoryInOneTweet
These tweets are getting widespread attention with most of these tweets getting thousands of retweets and being quoted by others in their tweets.
Many such stories and tales have been shared on Twitter in the last 24 hours, stories that would make a person regain belief and faith in humanity.
The first tweet with the hashtag appears on the timeline of Dr. Esther Choo, an emergency physician at Oregon Health and Science University.
She wrote, “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”
When I first met B, he’d been dead for 20 min.— Esther Choo (@choo_ek) May 5, 2018
We got him back, inexplicably.
He calls me every year on the anniversary. 10 years now.#ShareAStoryInOneTweet
Her tweets made other doctors share their stories. Dr Choo was in news last year after her twitter thread about her experiences with white nationalist patients in the aftermath of Charlottesville incident went viral.
Palliative Pediatrician Alastair McAlpine from Cape Town wrote the story of a kid who was 450 grams at birth with rare chances of survival. He stayed up with her for 2 days to help her breathe. 6 years later he witnessed the kid perform her first ballet.
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.— Alastair McAlpine (@AlastairMcA30) May 5, 2018
She just performed her first ballet as a healthy 6y.o.#ShareAStoryInOneTweet
Cardiac Anesthesiologist Sasha Shillcutt wrote the story of a person who was hit by a car in front of her. She performed CPR on him but didn’t think he’ll live. Six months later the person called her to thank her for saving his life.
You were hit by a car right in front of me while walking your dog— Brave Enough MD (@RUBraveEnough) May 5, 2018
I ran to you, did CPR, didn’t think you’d live
I was burned out, empty, ready to quit med
6 mo later, you called me on Christmas Eve & told me I saved you
And you ended up saving me.
U were a lady wheeled in with massive STEMI. After your 4th defib U woke up and cried “Can’t let me die; I have one more girl to marry off!” I stented your LMCA+shipped you off to cardiac transplant. U invited me to do the toast at her wedding 4 years later #ShareAStoryInOneTweet— damian brezinski (@DamianBrezinski) May 6, 2018
Ten years ago a starry eyed couple set off to open a chain of hospitals.— Amit Thadhani (@amitsurg) May 6, 2018
3 years later they realised they weren’t business people but doctors at heart.
Now along with their one hospital, they support education of 300 kids and healthcare needs of 3 villages.#ShareAStoryInOneTweet pic.twitter.com/ecATDvXHIN
You had a disecting AAA. I was the cardiology fellow who helped saved you.— Dr. Martha Gulati (@DrMarthaGulati) May 6, 2018
You were a nurse who had retired 1 month before but your husband had lost health insurance 1 week before this. You lost everything with this. This haunts me & I want this to change #ShareAStoryInOneTweet
The first time my patient died, I felt the loss deeply. Everyone told me to toughen up, and grow a thicker skin. I followed that advice and lost myself. Now I teach that we do not have to lose our humanity to become healers; we need to embrace it. #ShareAStoryInOneTweet— Dr Javeed Sukhera (@javeedsukhera) May 5, 2018
You were worried because of abdominal pain. Your husband feared the worst.— Ł B Ç ² (@lbcsquared2) May 6, 2018
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????#ShareAStoryInOneTweet
You were my patient your whole 3 years. We tried to fix your tiny heart so many times, but ran out of tries. Your mom took 3 buses to every appt, carrying your oxygen tank, and never missed one. Unconditional love personified. We cried together as you died. #ShareAStoryInOneTweet— Elizabeth Meade, MD (@EMeadeMD) May 6, 2018
I saw kids die daily from measles in Kenya. I saw a women carry her child 30 miles on her back to get him vaccinated. First world parents who don’t vaccinate are spoiled fools. #ShareAStoryInOneTweet— John Vann, MD (@Docsocksomaha) May 5, 2018
U collapsed at work (Home Depot).. u were dead when my ambulance arrived.— AbbersMD (@AbbersMD) May 5, 2018
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
You were the ER nurse taking care of my mother at a difficult time. When I tried to help you move her, you said “Sit down. You’ve already done enough...You saved my life.”— Nina Vincoff MD (@NinaVincoffMD) May 6, 2018
Turns out you recognized me, & that I diagnosed your breast cancer a yr earlier. #ShareAStoryInOneTweet
If you'd like a little heart workout tonight- by which I mean pounding excitement and/or dread, and ALSO pure emotion- check out the hashtag #ShareAStoryInOneTweet to read intense medical stories shared by healthcare professionals. I read a bunch and now I am feelings— Nicole Stamp (@nicolestamp) May 6, 2018
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