crohns disease Articles
How to fix your gut in 3 easy steps: the science-based way to do it
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 by
Why should you care about your gut Before you learn how to fix your gut, let me address those of you who are looking at this just out of curiosity. Whereas most readers interested in this information have some sort of GI tract issue, some of you might be wondering whats up with h... Read more
From Whytham Wing to The White House
Monday, June 27th, 2016 by michael seres
Just under five years ago my family and I were celebrating our middle child Nathans bar mitzvah. I was on total parenteral nutrition every day and I had completed my work up for transplant. A few months later on Oct 8th the phone call came and six and a half hours later I was wal... Read more
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
Communication is vital.
Monday, August 24th, 2015 by michael seres
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
Sunday, May 24th, 2015 by michael seres
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
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
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
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