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Patients Stories

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Layla Stephen – NET

  In the summer of 2008 I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, Hadley-Ray. Everything was perfect.  Approximately 6 weeks after Hadley was born I started to get severe stomach pains and sickness. Over the following 10 weeks I got steadily worse, l …


Ruth Willrich – NET

  Forty‐five year old Ruth Willrich has been given a new lease of life after having 75% of her liver removed as part of her cancer treatment at Spire Southampton Hospital. Despite being told that she may only have five years left to live, Ruth has …


Joanne Green – NET

  For as long as I can remember, I have had what I was told was IBS. I seem to remember it becoming worse in my mid 20’s when I was at university studying for a degree. I saw my doctor who wasn’t too worried linking it to the stress of exams etc. …


Sharon Angwin – NET

  Sharon Angwin – My NETS Story Have you ever had certain symptoms and “self diagnosed” yourself? I have and it nearly killed me!  Years ago, I began getting diarrhoea, I did actually go to the Dr’s this time. I was referred to the hospital, had t …


Ronny Allan – NET

  Discovery and Diagnosis “Did you mean to lose weight?” Inquisitive words from my asthma nurse Liz who was carrying out my routine annual assessment. Liz always asked about my general health and I just happened to mention I’d lost half a stone in …


Rosalind Clarke – NET

In 2006 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My feelings were, I think, typical of most people in that situation; complete horror, panic and fear. Why me? My parents were both in their nineties and there was no history of cancer in my family. I had live …


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