Penny - Interview 11- MND
Age at interview: 59
Age at diagnosis: 56
Brief outline: Penny was diagnosed three years ago (2003) with ALS, after having arm weakness, pains and coughing fits for three years. The condition has progressed quite slowly so far.
Background: Penny is a retired primary school headteacher, married with 2 adult children. Ethnic background/nationality' White British.
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- Age at interview:
- Age at diagnosis:
- Penny is a retired primary school headteacher, married with 2 adult children. Ethnic background/nationality' White British.
So I was referred to the local hospital to see the speech therapist and the occupational therapist. The speech therapist and the rehabilitation consultant were talking about me having a PEG because of my weight loss. I felt very strongly that I didn't want a PEG at this time, and fortunately my MND consultant agreed with me. I think I've been proven right, because three years later I've still not lost any more weight. So that was a good thing. And again the speech therapist, I can contact her when and if I need help.
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