Neurologist wakes up in the hospital where she works – as a stroke survivor
September 9, 2021
Dr. Dipika Aggarwal sat in a Kansas City, Kansas, diner on a Tuesday afternoon two years ago sipping coffee and enjoying a mushroom omelet and toast.
Only a month before, the neurologist had returned to work after going through surgery, radiation and chemotherapy for stage 4 colon cancer. She chose to ease back in and started taking care of people admitted to the hospital after stroke, seizures and other neurological diseases. The new work schedule had alternate weeks off.
That day in September came during her first week off, and Dipika – who was then 38 – wanted to pamper herself with...