An elderly man who had a “few” in-patient tests in Toronto after receiving the device has returned to work after being released from hospital.
Nathan Witherington, 79, said he’s been “100%” healed since being discharged from Toronto General Hospital on Friday and expects to be back in the community soon.
He has been given a clean bill of health and has returned his medical pen light to his family.
“It’s amazing,” Witherwood told CBC Toronto on Monday.
“I’ve got my doctor, my nurse, my doctor and my nurse-in-chief all at the same time.
I’m 100% now.”
He’s been given his first medical form to return to work, which he said was the best thing that could happen.
“The doctor said it was probably the best way for me to be healthy, to have some semblance of being able to get back to work,” he said.
Witherwoods first medical pen lighter was used by Toronto’s first female paramedic in 2006, when she first got it for herself.
“As soon as she got her first one, she said, ‘I love it,’ ” Withers said.
“She said it worked just like the pen light she had before.”
He said his doctor told him that when the device was first developed, he thought it was going to work on women, but that it did work on men.
“He said, you’re going to be 100% cured.
And that’s the first time I’ve been 100%,” he recalled.
“My doctors said, that’s what you’re doing, you’ve just gone through a test, you can go home.”
Withery is currently on a waiting list for a replacement pen light, which costs $500.
He said he’ll have to wait until his family’s finances improve to decide on a replacement.
“We’re going through an amazing time right now,” he told CBC.
“Right now, I’m looking forward to getting back to the community.”
Wulfs’ doctor, Dr. Elizabeth Wylie, said she was surprised to hear that Witherys had a positive test.
“This is an amazing story,” Wylies told CBC News.
“And it has all been done in a medical environment.” “
Wylys is the first person in Ontario to have been given an approved medical device. “
And it has all been done in a medical environment.”
Wylys is the first person in Ontario to have been given an approved medical device.
In April, Ontario’s minister of health, Eric Hoskins, signed a proclamation allowing doctors to use penlight devices on anyone with a medical condition and without requiring a doctor’s note.
“Penlight devices have been used in the Ontario medical community since the beginning of the last century, but there has been a very, very limited uptake of the devices for the general population,” Hoskins said in a statement.
“However, the Ontario Health Minister has indicated that the availability of medical device applications in the province is likely to increase, and that further legislation will be introduced soon.”