27/05/2016
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The time I complained to Amazon, and it made me feel like I could take on the world!

A little context… In brief, I have several serious spinal issues. I have always had back problems, but it became life changing when I suffered something called Cauda Equina in 2012. Since then I’ve had neurological damage to differing degrees. My legs can give way at any moment, and occasionally I can’t move them at all. They can shake uncontrollably, […]
07/03/2016
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The Hidden Cost of Cauda Equina Syndrome to the NHS

Straining the system: the hidden cost of constipation revealed •    New report reveals constipation costs NHS £145 million in 2014/15 •    182 hospital admissions every day for constipation •    Nearly half (45%) would not seek medical help for constipation •    Issue fuelled by embarrassment and lack of understanding It is a subject that few people feel comfortable talking about, but […]
29/09/2015
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Claire Thornber’s Story

Claire Thornber shares her story following her devastation by spinal injury blunders. She speaks of her relief that her battle with the NHS is over after being awarded £925,000 in compensation to help her to pick up the pieces.
29/09/2015
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Founder of CESA whose life was devastated by spinal injury blunders awarded £925,000

A woman whose life was devastated by spinal injury blunders has spoken of her relief that her battle with the NHS is over after being awarded £925,000 in compensation to help her to pick up the pieces. Claire Thornber lost her business, her relationship broke down and she lives with constant pain after errors by both a privately operated mobile […]
27/09/2013
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Graeme gets on his bike for Cauda Equina

Graeme and Victoria met in 2007 through my Uncle Malcolm in Newcastle Upon Tyne when I was over there on a holiday.  We became friends and stayed in contact through text. In 2009 I was taken into hospital for emergency surgery.  I had suffered for months with my back but was always dismissed from Accident and Emergency always to be […]
14/07/2013
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Disability Awareness Day

Claire and Liz attended the Disability Awareness day to raise awareness of Cauda Equina Syndrome and to reach people suffering with the condition. The weather was fantastic and the people were lovely. We talked to several people with Cauda Equina Syndrome and people who newly recognised the symptoms but were unaware of the potential diagnosis. We held a raffle for […]
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