Patient Stories

Find some of our moving patient stories below.

Rachael experienced a series of UTI infections, sepsis and a dreadful time of uncertainty for her and her family when she was only 16 years old.

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Sharon experienced recurring UTIs, until one day she was told she had ESBL E Coli – bacteria which are resistant to many antibiotics.

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Meghan experienced recurring acute UTIs resulting in days lost from university and numerous courses of antibiotics.

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Lisa experienced a number of antibiotic resistant infections– including lung and surgical site infections.

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In 2012, I thought I had pulled a muscle in my back. The pain increased in intensity and appeared to move into my stomach, but despite several trips to see my GP, nothing was found. It was 2 months later that I was rushed to hospital following severe spasms in my back and I was finally diagnosed with an infection in my spine...

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I have been ill for 9 years as I had to have my gallbladder removed and one thing led to another. Now 8 operations later, I know I have developed a resistant infection which means I will need antibiotics for the rest of my life...

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In 1991 I was undergoing treatment for a serious type of vasculitis in the form of immuno-suppressant therapy and contracted pyelonephritis which developed into a bloodstream infection (septicaemia)...

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I have been living with an antibiotic resistant infection since 2008, as I suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) and have done since age 16. This means that I must go into hospital every time I suffer an attack, to be put on an antibiotic intravenous drip...

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I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in my early fifties, which was successfully managed for ten years before turning very nasty indeed. I had several abdominal operations to remove my lower bowel and install a stoma...

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