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Our stories

Our stories

Read the experiences of people living with insulinomas. We are always welcoming new stories, contact us to share yours.

 
Enola's Story

“Eat a bar of chocolate and take two aspirin”. This was the advice I was given at A&E following a blackout whilst driving.

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Marjorie's Story

Marjorie Brown from Vancouver, Canada, talks about her insulinoma which was surgically removed in February 2012.

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Fleur's Story

"The first “funny turn” happened when I was at home and my brother was downstairs. I became confused and couldn’t understand the noises he made and what he was doing."

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Laura's Story

Laura, from Worcestershire, UK, was diagnosed with two insulinomas in January & March 2010, and one further insulinoma July 2011.

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Paula's Story

"I was reading my e-mails and ended up “getting lost in my computer”. It was like being in the middle of a computer game, but only for real."

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Wendy's Story

"I wasn’t feeling too good and I knew I needed to eat something.  I had an empty vagueness around me. Something was wrong."

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Kim's Story

"I would start to sweat, my lips would tingle, hands started to shake. And then I would feel like I was in a dream."

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Graham's Story

"One evening when visiting a hospital, as I entered casualty I felt ‘weird’ and collapsed into an empty wheelchair, promptly to be ejected from the chair bodily by a passing porter."

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