Patient Stories

Teri Howells - The Long Journey

Teri tells her own story about the problems she has faced and overcome.

A Success of Note by John Scantlebury

John tells his own story about the day his life changed.

Hobbies on Dialysis

Mike Coward, a patient from Carmarthen sent in this email explaining how his woodwork hobby helped him cope whilst on dialysis. Mike is more than happy to help other patients who would be interested in taking up wood work


“Interests are important when on Dialysis time off. It is important to be active, have a physical moving about type of hobby, and not just the TV and a chair.

I have built a large model boat comprising of 614 parts, mostly hand made using simple low cost tools. It was something to look forward to doing and interesting. No time to feel ill or depressed. The medical care I had at the Carmarthen Dialysis Unit was fantastic (and the toast).

I have had a wood work based hobby for over 60 years, and this has helped me. I am willing to help or advise others if they want to start. “

Mike Coward.

If you wish to contact Mike, who has recently had a transplant, please email the WKPA :- [email protected] and we will pass on your message to him


Our Transplant Journey – Ann and Omid Khoshbin

This is one patients story from living with CKD to receiving a Transplant.

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Transplant Patient Celebrates 42nd Year - from the mail online

Oct 2010

Britain's longest surviving kidney transplant patient is Anne Whiteman. You can read more about her and her transplant in the Mail Online article

If you have a story to tell about your kidney experiences then we want to know about it.

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