Patient Perspective

Stories

IMPRESS has collected stories from patients about their experiences with different conditions and treatments. To read the stories please click on any of the links below

Samantha’s Story

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'UI and FI can impact self esteem and relationships'

Samantha has suffered from urinary and faecal incontinence for 26 years. Her story discusses different treatments she has tried and their varying effectiveness. To read it

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Michael’s Story

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'I found myself with only 40 cm of bowel left'

Michael has had Crohn’s disease since childhood. His story tells about the impacts this has had on his life and how it inspired him to create better solutions. To read it

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Kathy’s Story

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'determined to overcome'

Kathy is a mother of two. Her story talks about the impacts having a bladder sling had on her life and daily routine. To read it

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Karen’s Story

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'bladder in such a state'

Karen’s story is a sobering account of her on-going battle to find a successful treatment for Painful Bladder Syndrome and Hunner’s Ulcers. To read it

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