“They told me if I didn’t quit I might not be around much longer. It was the big wake up call I needed.”
Dean had smoked for 33 years when he was rushed to hospital with pneumonia. He got help from our Yorkshire Smokefree service and has now quit for good. Dean’s story “I’d smoked for 33 years before a health scare made me quit. I used to …
One couple found that with willpower you can do anything and managed to kick the 20 a day habit. Claire and Shaun’s story Shaun and Claire Steadman had both smoked from a young age and continued this into their adult lives. It was the encouragement …
Although Sue knew she was drinking too much she still didn’t believe she had a problem until blood tests revealed she had long-term liver damage. I’ve never looked back since getting help Sue’s story “My problem with alcohol started over 10 years ago. Although I …
Ex-nurse Janet has managed her type 1 diabetes for over 30 years but a more recent diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) saw her look for new tools and techniques to cope.
A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes led to depression for Paul but the Expert Patient Programme not only improved his general health and increased his confidence but also led to him volunteering, to help others.
A pit accident led to conditions including fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, hypertension and breathing problems for Chris. He also has Asperger’s (autism) and says that EPP has changed.
Lynn found our service invaluable when dealing with her thyroid problems and diabetes. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer she drew on her knowledge to get her through the treatment.
Tonsil cancer didn’t stop Paul from leading an active life; he’s just had to redefine the way he does it. Expert Patient Programme gave him additional tools to cope with the challenges his treatment brought.
Even as a retired NHS consultant, Krishna found that the Expert Patient Programme had a lot to teach her. It has helped with the management of her musculoskeletal issues and arthritis; especially around medication.
Having coped with her son’s illness Gina was diagnosed with clinical depression. Expert Patient Programme has helped her rediscover a passion for life alongside new hobbies, skills and abilities.
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