Allison Cortinovis

Allison Cortinovis

Allison Cortinovis, BSN, RN

6 Main
UPMC Passavant
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
When I opened my eyes I saw that Allison had printed out a picture of a heart shaped rock in a puddle.

I was going to have a D&C to get a biopsy to confirm cancer or no cancer diagnosis.  The night before I was so scared.  My body was full of blood clots, so this was very risky.  I was scared all night.  Allison came into my room at 4 am and sat with me for at least 10 minutes.  She showed me her wedding dress, as she is getting married, and distracted me beautifully with a few photos.  Allison knows I love heart shaped rocks; as my husband found one and I had one on my tray.  She talked me to sleep so I got 1-hour rest before my D&C.  When I opened my eyes from rest I saw that she had printed out a picture of a heart shaped rock in a puddle.  Allison wrote “Positive vibes -Allison”.  I will frame her picture (she posted it on the dry erase board).  My biopsy came back negative!  The power of positive vibes.  I will never forget her!