Patient Voices #BreathlessNotVoiceless

Lou Chadburn

“I have to rely on people more than I used to”

Lou was diagnosed with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) in 2012 .

“I go through stages where I think ‘Why me? What have I done wrong in life?’ and I get upset with myself and frustrated that I don’t feel I am able to do what I could before.

I have to rely on people more than I used to and I am a bit more vulnerable; I don’t like to push myself too much in case something happens.

I view life a lot differently since I became ill. I have good days and bad days, but when I get down, I thank my lucky stars that I am still here.”