Patient Contributor

Rob Obey

Heart Failure (CVD), Fibromyalgia, and Caregiving Patient Stories

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

Overview

Living With Condition
7 Years
Published
7 Articles
Location
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Rob's History with the Condition

Rob has been published online and in print, and he's appeared 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.

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.

“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 find new ways to embrace life.

“To me, chronic illness is simply another barrier to break. 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.”

The information presented is solely for educational purposes, not as specific advice for the evaluation, management, or treatment of any condition.

NPS-ALL-NP-00929 April 2023

Published Articles

3 Ways to Achieve a Mental Reset with Heart Failure
6 mins
article
Rob Obey

3 Ways to Achieve a Mental Reset with Heart Failure

The Problem with Not Talking about Heart Failure
7 mins
article
Rob Obey

The Problem with Not Talking about Heart Failure

5 Ways I Will Give My Heart a Fighting Chance
7 mins
article
Rob Obey

5 Ways I Will Give My Heart a Fighting Chance

How to Make Caregiving Easier For You and Your Loved One
10 mins
article
Rob Obey

How to Make Caregiving Easier For You and Your Loved One

Being Honest with Each Other about Heart Failure
8 mins
article
Rob Obey

Being Honest with Each Other about Heart Failure

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 Difficult Times
6 mins
article
Rob Obey

How Heart Failure Prepared Me for Difficult Times