Getting Checked 16th September 2021

Power Over Sepsis

“Knowledge is power,” says 23-year-old graduate Poppy Downes. “I had no idea what sepsis was when I developed symptoms at a dance festival four years ago. It just shows how important it is to be educated about it.” “It was ...

by Comms Team

Getting Checked 3rd May 2021

A positive outcome of irritable bowel syndrome

For Lottie Drynan, having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) came with some unexpected turns. Despite experiencing a host of symptoms that significantly impact her quality of life, Lottie has found huge comfort in her blossoming role as an award-winning IBS patient ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 28th April 2021

TACKLING NEW HEIGHTS WITH SARCOIDOSIS

Stewart Armstrong is a force to be reckoned with. Not satisfied with taming his sarcoidosis and life-threatening aspergillosis, last year he demonstrated just what can be achieved, by climbing the height of Mount Everest. Stewart’s health journey started about ...

by Comms Team

Getting Checked 29th March 2021

Endometriosis warriors unite

Keisha Meek and Nikita Chadha bonded under unusual circumstances. The women met through a shared chronic condition called endometriosis. Like many people with this debilitating gynaecological disorder, it took Keisha and Nikita many years to get a diagnosis. Now they ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 24th March 2021

A life after tuberculosis

Five years ago, British local election candidate Samara Barnes was astonished to learn that her persistent cough was tuberculosis (TB). To mark World TB Day, Samara shares her story with This Is MedTech. “I had had a cough for a ...

by Comms Team

Getting Checked 27th July 2020

Getting educated about Hepatitis C

When Ronni Marks found out she had Hepatitis C in 1996, there were no patient support groups and the internet was in its infancy. In other words, information was scarce. “My mother was having knee surgery and I went to donate ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 6th July 2020

Getting through COVID-19

It seems that everyone has felt the effects of coronavirus to a degree. But some people like Steve Radigan, who shares his story with This Is MedTech, have been impacted more than others. “My initial symptom was an infrequent dry ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 20th February 2020

Making peace with early menopause

Migraines. Depression. Hot flushes. At 41, Tally Hatzakis didn’t know what was going on. She certainly didn’t suspect it could be the menopause. “Looking back, I think it all started with migraines,” Tally tells This Is MedTech. “I had ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 15th January 2020

Fighting for thyroid health

“I am hopeful that a day will come when the suffering of thyroid patients will be a thing of the past,” says patient advocate and blogger Dana Trentini, aka Hypothyroid Mom. After the birth of her first child in 2006, Dana ...

by Karen Finn

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