Personal Narrative: A Valuable Lesson Essay

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Summer vacation, and school ends for about three months, and then you have as much fun as you can, then back to school… right? Well I had to go to summer school, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Everything was going fine, I had a job after summer school, and that was going fine as well. They say that summer is supposed to be fun and exciting, and it usually is for me and my family. However in July my father started coughing up blood. My father usually doesn’t make it his top priority to go to the doctors, so he waited about four weeks until he really didn’t feel good.
When dad finally went to the doctors, they told him it was a virus of some sort. My parents really didn’t go into detail about the visit. My father then went to Cobleskill hospital to see if the doctors there could figure out why he was coughing up blood. The doctors in Cobleskill sent him to a specialist in Ellis Hospital. It turned out to be the wrong specialist. My grandmother told one of her friends (who happened to be a nurse), and she suggested my dad go to pulmonary specialist. So, my father reluctantly scheduled an appointment at Ellis Hospital. Thank god he did. After a few scans and a few blood tests, the doctors found three blood clots in my father’s body. Dad had a clot in both of his lungs, and one in his leg. The worst was yet to come. The doctors were not pleased with his blood results. He had a very low white blood cell count, and his platelet levels were low as...

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