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I Have A Mitochondrial Disease: Update On The Search For A Diagnosis

Thursday 15th November I had a neuromuscular follow up with my fantastic consultant Dr Ros Quinlivan at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. I've been seeing Dr Quinlivan after I was referred to the National Rare Mitochondrial Disease Service,…

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NHS Peer Leadership Academy: Day 6 – The Final Day

And so it is, the final day of the Autumn 2018 cohort of the NHS Peer Leadership Academy. This continues with my series in which you can read previous blogs sharing my PLA journey by clicking the hyperlinked text for…

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IHUG/ESNEFT User Group Celebration & Workshop; 12/10/18

Fantastic day today at the IHUG (Ipswich Hospital User Group) celebration at Ipswich Hospital today where I was giving a presentation and then supporting their workshop afterwards.   In my speech I talked about my work and achievements, how I…

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On Turning 25 (Tuesday 2nd October)

On Tuesday 2nd October it was my birthday; a birthday I was not expected to reach. I turned 25; which is at least 2 years longer than I was expected to reach. I’ve lived a quarter of a century! At…

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Receiving my Honorary Degree of Master of the University from the Open University – 21/09/18

On Friday 21st September 2018 I received a prestigious accolade: I was awarded an Honorary Degree of Master of the University from the Open University, for commitment to public services. What an incredible thing to receive, to be recognised in…

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Our Trip To WOMAD with Festival Spirit & St Christopher’s Hospice

  This weekend, for the first time in a long time, I was simply a young adult. A festival-goer just like everyone else. Thanks to two incredible charities, Festival Spirit and St Christopher’s Hospice, I was able to go to…

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Hope For A Diagnosis: My NMCCC Admission March 2018 for a Muscle Biopsy

This week I was admitted to the Neuromuscular Complex Care Centre (NMCCC) at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square (NHNN). This admission was for my muscle biopsy, long awaited - I’ve been waiting since 2016, and we…

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To Friendship & A Collaborative Partnership; My Meeting with Dr Tedros, Director General of the World Health Organisation

Today I had the greatest pleasure of a personal meeting with Dr Tedros, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding my palliative care advocacy work and ensuring that palliative care gets included in universal health coverage packages. The…

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Becoming Lucy Watts MBE – My Day At Buckingham Palace

In the New Years Honours 2016, I was appointed Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for my services to Young People with Disabilities. Then on Thursday 9th June 2016, I received my MBE in my Investiture…

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Supporting Unpaid Carers: What Happens When A Carer Gets Sick?

I’m not sure why society is not better equipped to support unpaid carers. Why they are so often undervalued. They save the UK on average £132 billion a year, the cost of running a second NHS, so why do we…

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