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

In Your Head 15th March 2017

Mother-turned-mental health advocate

Regina Bisikiewicz didn’t start out intending to become a full-time mental health advocate. She just wanted her son to get better. From the moment her 18-year-old son had his first psychotic episode in 2005, the mother of four encountered a ...

by Karen Finn

In Your Head 12th October 2016

Switching on your eyesight

Rhian Lewis couldn’t believe it when doctors turned on her bionic eye for the first time. The 50-year-old from Wales has retinitis pigmentosa, a disease involving a faulty gene in which a person’s vision dims from the periphery ...

by Karen Finn