colitis Articles
Just another week as a Bowel Transplant Patient, or is it?
Sunday, March 16th, 2014 by michael seres
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A couple of weeks ago I attended NHS Expo where I had the privilege of speaking in the digital zone that had been brilliantly organised by Nin Pandit and Katie Benjamin from the NHS England Digital Team. I started by talking about the tools I use to manage my health with. Below i... Read more
What does the future hold for patients and doctors?
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 by michael seres
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Last Friday I had the great privilege of speaking to a group of 4th year medical students at Cambridge University. It was really incredible to engage with around 130 students all of whom will soon be on the wards potentially treating you and me. As part of the talk I described wh... Read more
A patient’s wish list for 2014
Thursday, January 16th, 2014 by michael seres
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This is a very personal list for me. A mixture of of my own health wishes and those that I would like to see happen in healthcare. It would be great to hear if any of your views are similar to my own. So here goes.1. As you would expect for a bowel transplant patient my obvious w... Read more
The Mental verses the Physical
Monday, December 9th, 2013 by michael seres
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The truth is Im tired, actually knackered. No, not because I am up partying. At my age as if Im tired of always feeling like a patient. I am tired of over 30 years of being ill. Crohns Disease, Intestinal Failure and then of course a bowel transplant. The reality is that I know t... Read more
Doctors’ empathise with patients – do patients’ empathise with doctors though?
Monday, November 18th, 2013 by michael seres
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Going back in to hospital doesn't get easier just because you are a regular. If anything it gets even tougher because you know what is in store. I have just returned home after a ten day stretch and further surgery. As you would expect there is a blog post coming after my little ... Read more
Don't just talk to the patient, listen to us
Sunday, October 27th, 2013 by michael seres
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So this time I thought that I would do my bowel transplant blog differently. I'm afraid to have to hear it from the horses mouth as opposed to reading about things.So just CLICK HERE for my latest post.I talk about a number of different conditions and events in my blog. Here is a... Read more
Being a patient is about more than just the medications
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 by michael seres
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Coping with a bowel transplant and a long term chronic condition is so much more complex than just the medicine. In fact as most of you will know taking meds or coming in for treatment is almost the easy part. For me I have been doing this since the age of 12 which was when I was... Read more
Managing your condition is not just about treatment.
Sunday, July 21st, 2013 by michael seres
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Wow, so much has happened in my bowel transplant world where to begin Usually I like to focus on what has been happening to my health from a physical perspective. However I want to devote this post to telling you what it has been like managing basic things such as medications fro... Read more
Bowels, Botox & a Bowel Transplant Symposium
Sunday, June 30th, 2013 by michael seres
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If I am to be totally honest the last week or so since my last post has been a bit tough in my bowel transplant world. It felt a little like watching my football team QPR last season. Hoping for a run of success but sadly each match ending in defeat and subsequent supporter frust... Read more
PART 2 – Are Patients From Mars and Health Care Professionals from Venus?
Saturday, May 11th, 2013 by michael seres
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Having been told I was a nutty blogger type by the doctors in Part 1 I have to admit that my confidence took a little knock. I have subsequently though met with the chair of that strategy group who has vowed to ensure that patients really are at the heart of decision making. His ... Read more
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