Wendy’s Thymoma Story

My name is Wendy. I am 65 years of age and worked in OT for 29 years. I have been married for 30 years. After my Covid vaccination in March 2021 I had a severe reaction resulting in a fever, copious spots all over my chest and a cough. It […]

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Julia’s Story

Early July 2019 I had a persistent tickly cough.   My face was bloated & I had difficulty breathing.  On reflection, I’d had issues for years.  I thought I was allergic to a medication I My GP sent me for an Xray.  The same afternoon my GP called to say I […]

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Michael’s Story, As Written by Wife, Karen

My husband, Michael, was 47. He was the most wonderful and devoted husband and father. He was rarely unwell and never one to complain. At the end of November 2021, he contracted Covid-19. Despite having received 2 vaccinations, very early on it became apparent that the virus had hit him […]

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Fiona’s Story

This is my story. In February 2018 my husband and I flew to the Seychelles to join a cruise going to the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India. For a couple of months before that he was concerned that I had started snoring at night. The morning after we arrived in […]

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Clive’s Story

In October 2012 on a Saturday morning I was hit with excruciating chest pains on the right side around the breast area and shoulder. Pain akin to someone physically standing on my chest while pushing hot pokers into the cavity. Admitted to the local hospital I had numerous x-rays and […]

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Aylin’s Thymoma Cancer Story

After contracting Covid in March 2020 as a frontline worker, I never recovered fully. My main complaints were persistent cough, shortness of breath, wheeze, reduced exercise tolerance and constant mild elevated temperatures. However looking back, I was unwell since 2014 with recurrent “minor” infections like UTI’s, chest infections and Sinusitis. […]

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Lisa’s Story

  Babies are a blessing. My baby daughter is even more so because without her my thymoma would not have been found. She was conceived a week before our first IVF appointment and born a year after having a ruptured ectopic pregnancy that led to life saving surgery. To say […]

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James’s Story | And 3 Lessons Learnt

Back in 2013 when I was diagnosed with thymic carcinoma I remember being in a state of total shock. I simply couldn’t believe that something like that could happen to me. I have since been told that around 12-15 people are diagnosed with thymic squamous cell carcinoma in the UK […]

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Wendy’s Thymoma Story

My name is Wendy. I am 65 years of age and worked in OT for 29 years. I have been married for 30 years. After my Covid vaccination in March 2021 I had a severe reaction resulting in a fever, copious spots all over my chest and a cough. It […]

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Julia’s Story

Early July 2019 I had a persistent tickly cough.   My face was bloated & I had difficulty breathing.  On reflection, I’d had issues for years.  I thought I was allergic to a medication I My GP sent me for an Xray.  The same afternoon my GP called to say I […]

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Michael’s Story, As Written by Wife, Karen

My husband, Michael, was 47. He was the most wonderful and devoted husband and father. He was rarely unwell and never one to complain. At the end of November 2021, he contracted Covid-19. Despite having received 2 vaccinations, very early on it became apparent that the virus had hit him […]

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Fiona’s Story

This is my story. In February 2018 my husband and I flew to the Seychelles to join a cruise going to the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India. For a couple of months before that he was concerned that I had started snoring at night. The morning after we arrived in […]

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Clive’s Story

In October 2012 on a Saturday morning I was hit with excruciating chest pains on the right side around the breast area and shoulder. Pain akin to someone physically standing on my chest while pushing hot pokers into the cavity. Admitted to the local hospital I had numerous x-rays and […]

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Aylin’s Thymoma Cancer Story

After contracting Covid in March 2020 as a frontline worker, I never recovered fully. My main complaints were persistent cough, shortness of breath, wheeze, reduced exercise tolerance and constant mild elevated temperatures. However looking back, I was unwell since 2014 with recurrent “minor” infections like UTI’s, chest infections and Sinusitis. […]

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Lisa’s Story

  Babies are a blessing. My baby daughter is even more so because without her my thymoma would not have been found. She was conceived a week before our first IVF appointment and born a year after having a ruptured ectopic pregnancy that led to life saving surgery. To say […]

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James’s Story | And 3 Lessons Learnt

Back in 2013 when I was diagnosed with thymic carcinoma I remember being in a state of total shock. I simply couldn’t believe that something like that could happen to me. I have since been told that around 12-15 people are diagnosed with thymic squamous cell carcinoma in the UK […]

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