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Therapies Matter Patient Story ARCHIVE

  • “My name is Kevin and in 2013 I had a subarachnoid haemorrhage, basically a bleed on the brain. It was on one Saturday morning when I noticed that I felt a little dizzy and sick so I had a lie down. I then went to the bathroom and was sick and within seconds I was sweating […]

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  • “My name is Lucinda and I am 35 years old. I developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) about eight years ago in the lower part of my right leg. The CRPS has since spread to affect all of my right leg, lower back and I am showing signs of CRPS in my right arm. “Before I […]

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  • “In 2006, I had a fall at Christmas, which resulted in fracturing my wrist, displacing my collar bone and shoulder blade. Soon after the fall, I showed signs of developing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), which is a chronic pain condition which mostly affects one limb, and in my case I was diagnosed with it […]

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  • “After sustaining sports-related injuries in 2004, requiring intensive physiotherapy, I was in constant, chronic pain, extremely fatigued, and subsequently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (FM) in 2006. “I joined the first therapy-led Fibromyalgia Self-management Programme (FSMP) at the RNHRD in 2007, where I learned strategies to manage the pain, fatigue, and cognitive dysfunctions (‘fibro-fog’). “I was delighted […]

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  • “At the start of last year (2016) I was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma (a type of bone cancer) in my right tibia having suffering from pains in my lower leg. I had six cycles of Chemotherapy and then I had my operation where I had my tibia removed and had a donor bone put in […]

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  • Vikki Knowles explains why the RNHRD and Therapies Centre means so much to her… ” In 2014 following a routine operation I developed severe pain and stiffness in my neck, shoulders and pelvis. This progressed quite rapidly and I became severely incapacitated with my husband having to help me wash, dress and manage everyday activities. […]

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  • Earlier this year, Ed Jackson joined The Forever Friends Appeal as an ambassador for the new RNHRD and Therapies Centre fundraising campaign. We’re delighted to have him on-board, helping us increase awareness and raise funds for the much-needed new Centre that will bring together a number of services including rheumatology, therapies and a number of […]

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  • Nic Noble explains why the RNHRD and Therapies Centre will mean so much to her… “Nearly 18 years ago I had my beautiful daughter, Alice. My husband and I already had two boys; Jake, nine, and Lewis, seven. Little did I know or expect that three weeks later I would be in the Royal United […]

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