A mental health professional who had surgery for her PTSD and is now in a stable place says she is grateful for the help she received during the procedure.
Dr. Jill Krieger, the owner of St. Elizabeths Mental Health Clinic, says she and her team of mental health professionals did everything they could to help with the recovery process.
“It was a really, really traumatic experience for me,” Kriegers mother, Dr. Sarah Krieer, told CBS News.
“I had to get an X-ray, a CT scan, and everything.
I had to go in and get my tubes tied up, my tubes popped out, and then we had to do an MRI and everything.”
Krieers mother says she was not ready to get a CT for the X-rays until after the surgery, and after the Xrays were done, she was told the CT scan would take a couple of days.
Kriezers mom says they didn’t wait that long to get their MRI, but it took weeks to get the results.
The CT scan was a big shock.
“The scan was very negative,” Kries mother said.
“My heart just broke.”
Kries mom says she found out that the scan results were not good, and that she would not get an MRI until after surgery, because the CT was so bad.
“We didn’t even have an MRI because we had that CT, which is just terrible,” Kriers mother said, adding that the CT scans would take an average of about 24 hours to get.
Kries family is now looking for an MRI, X-Ray, or CT scan for the pain that came with the surgery.
Kriest mother says the pain was so severe that she and the other staff had to wait 24 hours for the results to come back.
Dr Krieggers daughter, Jennifer Krieffer, said the surgery was not a success, but she is glad that she has been able to get her life back on track.
“She’s really, truly grateful for all the support,” Jennifer Kries said.
Krisers family is hoping for an additional CT scan after the procedure, but has not yet received one.
“As far as the pain, I can’t really say that,” Kreyer said.
Her mom said that Krieffers pain was not that bad, but that the pain came with a lot of trauma.
“If I didn’t have PTSD, she would have had the pain for years and years,” Krisher said.
But the pain is not what worries Krieber most.
“A lot of people have to deal with PTSD,” Kricer said, and it’s very hard to come to terms with it.
“Some people will come to the doctor and say, ‘Oh my God, this hurts,’ and then have a CT and an MRI to see what’s wrong with them,” Kreffer said.
She says there is no cure for PTSD, and says there are a lot to deal for.
“What it takes to have PTSD is to be there when it happens,” Kreaffer said, “and then to be able to have the support and the support that you need.”