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Sharing our stories - Faye’s story How IMPETIGO gave me PTSD

Sharing our stories - Faye’s story How IMPETIGO gave me PTSD

My beautiful bundle of joy arrived safe and sound on the 5th September 2012, 2 days after my 37th Birthday. She was 2 weeks late, but finally arrived quickly and without complication.It was an exciting, emotional and proud day for me, my husband and her big sister, who was immensely excited to have a little sister to play with.Being a parent for the second time, I thought was going to be a walk in the park! I mean, how different can two little girls from the same parents be!!!!It was clear from about 3 days in that our baby girl...

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Sharing our stories. - Janet’s story

Sharing our stories. -  Janet’s story

Please tell us your name. Janet  Ramirez   Please can you tell us about the person you lost and what happened? I lost my husband Tony when he was 49 to stomach cancer.  He was my second husband and we met dancing in a salsa club in London – he was Colombian and said that he learnt to dance salsa whilst still in his mum’s womb so it was as easy as breathing for him.  I had found my soul mate on the dancefloor and we married three years later.  In 2011 Tony had been feeling unwell for some time...

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Sharing our stories. - Sue’s story

Sharing our stories. -  Sue’s story

  Hi. I’m Sue. Back in July I found a very small breast lump, which the breast consultant was confident was just a fibrous thing. Needless to say, it turned out to be cancerous, and I’m now nearing the end of chemotherapy for Grade 3 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma and high grade DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ).   My diagnosis was presented to me on 13th August, a few days before my partner (Nick) and I were due to go on holiday. There was a temptation to cancel, so that any surgery wasn’t delayed, but I decided that we needed to...

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Sharing our stories - Paige’s story

Sharing our stories - Paige’s story

Paige was born in April 2013, happy, healthy and beautiful. We enjoyed every minute of life with 2 girls, making family memories and celebrating each milestone. But Our lives unfortunately changed forever when Paige suffered her first prolonged seizure, just 7 months old. We watched for hours as Nurses, Doctors and Surgeons fought to save our baby girls life. This became a regular event over the next 6 months we would continue to watch our baby fight with all her strength on an almost weekly basis. Doctors would drill holes into her shins to administer life saving medication and we...

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Sharing our stories - Claire’s story

Sharing our stories - Claire’s story

  My name is Claire and I have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). I have struggled with my mental health since I was 13, and I always felt out of place during school. I tried and failed to keep multiple friendships and could not understand where I was going wrong. I always had headaches, spend most of my time crying, self-harmed, and often went days without eating. I couldn’t understand why I was feeling this way, and why nobody could understand me.   It was a huge surprise to me when I was referred for an...

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