crohns disease Articles
Communication is vital.
Monday, August 24th, 2015 by michael seres
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The last few months have flown by yet so much has happened. Finishing chemo was fantastic and the three-month scan was positive. My tac levels had dropped over the life of my chemo and therefore the dosage needed to be gradually increased. These levels are vital. Tacrolimus or ta... Read more
Perspectives
Sunday, May 24th, 2015 by michael seres
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I have starting this blog post so many times over the last couple of months but have never really known how to write what I really wanted to say. In truth I have shied away from sharing my thoughts, as my battle with chemotherapy was so much harder than I imagined. For someone wh... Read more
Almost 4 down and 4 to go
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 by michael seres
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On Friday I go for my 4thtreatment of chemotherapy so as I approach the half way stage I thought that I would write another blog post.Let me be blunt, chemo sucks and at times is pretty brutal. Putting this concoction of toxins in to your body is not fun.I have spent most of the ... Read more
Chapter Two
Friday, October 24th, 2014 by michael seres
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On the 8th October I received a lovely text from my transplant nurse co-ordinator. It simple said Happy Bowel Day. She had sent it to mark my 3rd birthday as a bowel transplant patient.Later that day I received a call from my transplant surgeon. He simply said the biopsy confirms... Read more
It is all about the relationship
Friday, August 1st, 2014 by michael seres
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Not a single day goes by without healthcare in the news at some point. Whatever the story the ultimate aim is always about using the incident, the story, the report or the headline to improve health outcomes. This has got me reflecting about my own journey. Having been a patient ... Read more
My latest surgery in 50 small steps.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by michael seres
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Some time ago you will recall that I wrote that I had a lump removed from the side of my face. This was brought on by my anti-rejection medications that lower my immune system. I was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma. A few weeks ago I started to get some tingling sensatio... Read more
Being a patient is so much more that just the meds
Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by michael seres
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It has been a while since my last post but that was for good reason. With so much going on I thought that I would take a step back and not post for a while. However the last few weeks as a patient have made me reflect and want to share a few thoughts with you.I have spent a lot o... Read more
Painful Cramps You Can't Explain? We May Know Why
Monday, May 5th, 2014 by eHealthGuide
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Cramps are one of those things that seem so small, and yet they may be big enough to put your whole life on hold. When you're suffering from painful cramps or stomach pain, you may mistake your symptoms for gas or indigestion, and blame your discomfort on the food you have eat... Read more
Who am I asks the bowel transplant patient
Sunday, April 27th, 2014 by michael seres
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I recently finished watching the brilliant BBC hit legal drama Silk. At the end of the series there was a vote for a new head of chambers and the two barristers started their speeches with the question who am I. This question has been swimming around in my head ever since. Who am... Read more
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
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