Patient Journey

A place to remember ‘Bod’

On the 15th of January 2023, David ‘Bod’ Bodimeade sadly passed away from a throat cancer, with his beloved wife, Debbie and wonderful daughter, Becky at his bedside holding his hands. He was aged 73, and a retired policeman.  You can read more about David, here  … Remembering David Bodimeade One of David’s many passions

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Jon Organ’s experience of living with a laryngectomy

I wake at 6 am load my nebuliser mask up and sit for 1.5 hours to clear my trachea from the night’s dryness.  This allows me to breath. Once done, I then moisturise a lot on my head, face, and neck.  I change my base plate that holds my Heat Moisture Exchange (HME) on to

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A Wreck Inside, But Never Admitted

A series of short poems by Jon Organ, shared with openness about his experience and his inner thoughts during his throat cancer treatment. Follow Jon on Instagram: @jonscancerlarydiary Honest thoughts about my throat cancer treatment This corridor of hope beckons ahead. Lungs puffed with air, head full of dread. Elongated lights our landing strip high.

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Paul’s story

In 2011, Paul Barr from Coventry, started to get a sore throat, but despite taking over the counter throat lozenges from his local pharmacy, the pain was not receding. After six weeks of his sore throat not going away, he finally went to his doctor.  The doctor diagnosed him as having ‘Laryngitis’, a general sore

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Grandmother told ‘kissing’ could have caused HPV related throat cancer set to abseil Spinnaker Tower to raise awareness for life changing disease

A grandmother who is set to abseil down ‘Spinnaker Tower’ in Portsmouth in September in honour of fellow throat cancer survivors has opened up about the lack of awareness surrounding HPV-related throat cancers and also the impact both the disease and diagnosis had on her. Victoria Workman, 59, told how she was grilled with personal

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Niki’s story

Niki Shaw, shares with honesty, her personal journey with a throat cancer diagnosis during COVID.  From dealing with delayed appointments to harrowing restrictions, that included having to be separated from her husband for six weeks and medical staff who couldn’t support her as they would have normally been able or liked to do as before. 

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