Always very active, Lyman Allen enjoyed long distance bike riding and kayaking. He became alarmed when he started to develop shortness of breath on day while on a bike ride with his son. He was afraid he was going to have to give up his favorite hobbies.
"After going to many different doctors, they finally told me that I would have to live with the condition I was battling. Apparently, there was nothing they could do to help, said Lyman. "I got depressed, and I got to the point where I couldnt even last a whole trip to the market with my wife without becoming short of breath.
It was then that he was referred to Dr. Subrato Deb, a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Western Maryland Health System. Just days after his initial appointment, he was in surgery to repair his paralyzed diaphragm. "Dr. Deb spent lots of time explaining every step of the way. My wife and I would recommend him to anyone, he said.
"Just seven months after my surgery I was back to doing 30 mile bike rides. he said. "Now, a year later, Im feeling much better and back to kayaking and up to 35 miles on my bike.
"Thanks to the care I receivedI am back to the life I love.
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