We all know how important it is to exercise. And we also know that there’s a wealth of amazing sporting challenges out there – as a Tough Mudder or 10km charity run (you can even take them on for Anthony Nolan!). However, while these are still very challenging, we wanted to take a look at some of the toughest sporting challenges you can undertake.
Megan was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia when she was 11 years old, and had a double cord transplant at 17. After this failed, she received a haplo transplant from her mum. (This is a transplant based on a 50% match, usually from a parent).
Megan is now 25, and in her fifth year of medical school, studying oncology. She spoke to Billie in the Patient Services Team about her experiences.
Will was 25 years old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). He has one sibling, George, who turned out to be a 10/10 match for him – and so Will was able to have a sibling transplant.
Billie in the Patient Services Team spoke to each of them to learn more about how they found the experience.
Illnesses and diseases have been with humans since the dawn of time. But sometimes – with good medicine, and research – we’ve been able to prevent illnesses from spreading too far or affecting too many lives. Find out more in our handy graphic:
Working Towards Wellbeing helps people with chronic health conditions to be able to manage their symptoms and get more out of life, to help a return to work.
Billie in the Patient Team spoke to Dr Julie Denning, a Chartered Health Psychologist and Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, about her work with them.
Returning to work after a bone marrow or stem cell transplant can be a challenging time – and it varies for every patient. In today’s blog, Billie from the Patient Team spoke to three different people about their experiences returning to work: Ian, Jemma, and Brian.