In Your Head 19th February 2021

Encephalitis and beyond

Rhianna Urquhart was just starting university when she developed strange and erratic psychiatric symptoms that baffled her doctors. At that time, Rhianna’s mum couldn’t have imagined that her daughter would get to where she is today, back home ...

by Editorial Team

In Your Head 8th February 2021

EPILEPSY HAS NOT SLOWED ME DOWN

Rising cycling star Matthew Robertson worried his epilepsy would stop him from achieving his dream: to cycle for Great Britain. To mark International Epilepsy Day, Matthew shares his story, as he continues to show his colours as part of the ...

by Editorial Team

In Your Head 9th February 2020

My epilepsy has never held me back

World Champion hurdler Dai Greene has lived with epilepsy since he was 16. To raise awareness on International Epilepsy Day, the Welsh athlete shares his story with This Is MedTech. “I’d been at a New Year’s Eve party and ...

by Karen Finn

In Your Head 12th June 2019

A remarkable recovery from a severe stroke

33-year-old Stuart White was paralysed on his left-hand-side and struggling to speak, following a stroke in the early hours of the morning. After a minimally-invasive procedure, the clot was removed and he walked out of hospital within 24 hours without symptoms. “...

by Editorial Team

In Your Head 20th March 2019

Saving your mouth with virtual surgery

Bob Bevins was doubtful that surgery could restore his speech and ability to swallow after being diagnosed with oral cancer, but he was willing to try. After all, this was no straightforward operation. It involved a complex 10-hour procedure to ...

by Editorial Team

In Your Head 12th March 2019

Putting a halt to blindness

As a full-time carer for her husband, Katy Styles couldn’t afford to lose her eyesight to glaucoma. “My mother has glaucoma, my grandfather and both grandmothers had glaucoma, so I have always been aware of the condition,” Katy tells ...

by Karen Finn

In Your Head 4th March 2019

Music to her ears

“My mum discovered I had a hearing issue when she gave me the phone to speak to my Gran one day and I hung up because to me there was no-one there. I think I was around four or five.” ...

by Editorial Team

In Your Head 14th February 2019

Saving your eyesight

If it doesn’t hurt, there’s nothing to worry about…right? Wrong. Michiko Shah saved her vision when she decided to get some painless eye symptoms checked out. “One morning last summer I was walking to the train station ...

by Editorial Team

In Your Head 18th December 2018

The dizzying impact of an inner ear disorder

When Jennifer Rout had an attack of vertigo on holiday, it turned her world upside down – both literally and figuratively. Nearly six years later, life is pretty much normal again, but it’s been a long journey. “In January 2013, whilst ...

by Karen Finn