colitis Articles
Is being an ePatient sometimes a disadvantage?
Monday, October 26th, 2015 by michael seres
Healthcare is about human to human interactions. That was my most retweeted comment at the recent brilliant Stanford Medicine X conference I attended. For me it epitomises everything about my own healthcare journey and the journey of my company 11Health. The ability to build and ... Read more
Chapter Two
Friday, October 24th, 2014 by michael seres
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
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
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
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
Who am I asks the bowel transplant patient
Sunday, April 27th, 2014 by michael seres
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
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
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
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
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
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