Patient Contributor

Rob Obey

On his blog, Rob writes about living with heart failure, kidney cancer, chronic kidney disease, fibromyalgia, travelling in a wheelchair and caring for his partner who has rheumatoid arthritis.

Overview

Living With Condition
4 Years
Published
1 Article
Location
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Rob is a chronic illness blogger, freelance writer and full-time carer. He has been published online, in traditional print media and has championed universal access on several radio shows.

On his award-winning blog, Rob writes with humour, emotion and honesty. Audience enjoyment is at the heart of his every word.

History with the Condition

At the age of 50, I was fit and healthy. I walked long distances, pushed Bridget around the U.K. in her wheelchair and spent my spare time promoting access in the travel industry.

A year later, I had a heart attack. I was then diagnosed with heart failure, lost a kidney to cancer and was in constant pain with fibromyalgia.

Today, I still have limited mobility and am in pain and breathless most of the time. My ability to push a wheelchair these days is almost non-existent.

But all is not lost.

I can still think, write, love and champion causes that matter. I can use my experiences to help others and I can find new ways to embrace life.

To me, chronic illness is simply another barrier to break down. It’s far from easy. Some days it feels impossible.

But, with careful thought, flexible planning and some determination, I know the next chapter will be exciting.

NPS-IE-NP-00091 October 2020

Published Articles

Learning to Live with Heart Failure
9 mins
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Rob Obey

Learning to Live with Heart Failure