"A veteran's story of a congenital, life long condition"

About: N/A

(as the patient),

I was born with CAH, that is, congenital adrenal hyperplasia. I am also a salt loser. In 1964, at less than a week old, I was dying and sent from Ashton General Infirmary, aka Tameside General, to what will always be, to me, Pendlebury Children's Hospital. I spent most of the time on Ashby Ward, and the consultant was Dr Komrower, later Professor Price. In 1980 at sixteen I was transferred to Manchester Royal Infirmary Endocrinology Department where my consultant was Dr Longson.

The second consultant was Dr Davies, who I grew up with and will always have a place in my memory as The Second Doctor.

Four consultants and thirty-six years later, my consultant is now Dr Davis.

Before you wonder, what is she on about now? Well, I just want to say, thank you, to everyone over the years for their constant care and attention and because I will never be discharged, here's to the next fifty years.

Thank you.

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