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Running the London Marathon without bladder and prostate but with a Urostomy Bag!

Running the London Marathon without bladder and prostate but with a Urostomy Bag!

 

In 2017, Peter Barnwell was diagnosed with bladder cancer in the form of CIS (Carcinoma in situ).  Over the next couple of years, he had many courses of treatment delivered at the Chestnut Unit at University Hospitals Plymouth.  Unfortunately, in January 2020 Peter had to undergo a Radical Cystectomy to remove his bladder and prostate.  Despite being very concerned about the effect this could have on his lifestyle, the alternative was far worse.  The operation went well, followed by a quick recovery, and within three months he was leading a normal life – or as normal as Covid would permit.

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Long-COVID Patient Olivia Pike Shares Moving Poem

Olivia Pike reading her poem

Some people who contract COVID can experience long term, persistent symptoms. If these symptoms last for more than 12 weeks, they can be considered sufferers of ‘long-COVID’.

Olivia Pike is a long-COVID sufferer who was admitted into the Trust after contracting COVID and, after having those prolonged symptoms, entered the long COVID rehabilitation pilot. The pilot is run in partnership between the Trust and Plymouth Marjon University.

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