Patient Contributor

Rob Obey

Heart Failure (CVD) Patient Stories

On his blog, Rob explores living with heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and fibromyalgia. He also writes extensively about traveling in a wheelchair and caring for his partner, who has rheumatoid arthritis.

Overview

Living With Condition
4 Years
Published
2 Articles
Location
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Rob is a chronic illness blogger, freelance writer, and full-time caregiver.

On his blog, Rob explores living with heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and fibromyalgia. He also writes extensively about traveling in a wheelchair and caring for his partner, who has rheumatoid arthritis. 

Rob has been published online, in print, and has been on several radio shows. 

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

History with the Condition

Rob says: 

At the age of 50, I was fit and healthy. I walked long distances, pushed Bridget around the UK 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.

Published Articles

A Short Guide to Traveling with Heart Failure
10 mins
article
Rob Obey

A Short Guide to Traveling with Heart Failure

How Heart Failure Prepared Me for a Pandemic
6 mins
article
Rob Obey

How Heart Failure Prepared Me for a Pandemic