Personal Stories

Personal Story: Jeannie Mackenzie

Personal Story: Jeannie Mackenzie

Personal Story Jeannie MackenzieIt’s tough to get a diagnosis of pernicious anaemia, but it’s tougher still to get it too late. My story starts with my Mum. In her late sixties, something started to go wrong. She had depression, paranoia, and mild psychosis. There...

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Personal Story: Jeannie Mackenzie

Personal Story: Carole Brown

Personal StoryCarole BrownI remember being in my early 50’s (I’m now 64) and thinking ‘is this what being over 50 means?’ as I struggled to walk, carry things, keep awake – you’ll know the feeling well. This went on for 6 months before I ended up at the doctors having...

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Personal Story: Jeannie Mackenzie

Personal Story: Dr John Warren

Personal StoryDr John WarrenI’m a doctor, now 79 years old. There is no family history of pernicious anaemia. My sister and maternal grandfather both had type 1 diabetes, adult onset, a condition which nowadays is considered to have an autoimmune basis. In my 30’s I...

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Personal Story: Jeannie Mackenzie

Personal Story: DC

Personal StoryDCMy name is DC, born in 1944, originally from Co. Tyrone Northern Ireland. Youngest of 7 children,fair skinned blue eyed, I always looked underfed because I did not tolerate solid food and red meat well, I always felt better on sweet delicate foods. We...

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Personal Story: Jeannie Mackenzie

Personal Story: Amanda

Personal StoryAmanda My name is Amanda, I live in Cornwall and this is my journey with pernicious anaemia (PA). I first noticed my symptoms when I was 28 years old. I was working full time as a rotational physiotherapist in a hospital, enjoying an active social life....

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Personal Story: Jeannie Mackenzie

Personal Story: David Connell-Smith

Personal StoryDavid Connell-SmithI am David Connell-Smith, I am 76 years old and have been a trustee of the Pernicious Anaemia Society almost from its formation. I first began to feel very tired and hazy in the nineties. I had a history of being diagnosed anaemic...

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