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Patient Stories

Christine Conlon

  • Meniscus Repair Surgery
  • 02/03/2024
Christine Conlon

Christine Conlon from Mullagh had a wonderful experience with Healthcare Abroad and HCB Denia hospital when she had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in May 2023 and reached out again to us in November for help. “I had been dealing with back pain for most of my adult life. from August it started to become more persistent and from October it was a continuous and persistent soreness and discomfort that was starting to affect my everyday life. After multiple scans and doctor visits I was told to do Pilates and yoga for relief. Knowing full well that was not an option for me with the pain in my back, I decided to give Chris a call and discuss the same with my GP and she supported my decision.”
“From the time arrived I knew I had made the right decision to return for treatment with Healthcare Abroad. I had a CT scan and EMG right away and Dr. Karim Ben Ghezala discussed next steps with the great translation assistance of Scott. I finally felt that someone understood the pain I was in, and I was about to get the answers and the care I needed.” Christine had an initial injection to help assess her condition and give her some interim relief. She then underwent decompression back surgery at HCB Hospital Benidorm and says, “even though I know I have stitches that need to heal my back has never felt better.
“It’s usual to be anxious about something you don’t know about it and I’m putting my faith in Chris and the team. The 1st time travelling I knew very definitely what the issue was, this time I’m trying to find answers. Answers and solution are both found now.”
“My advice to anyone is to listen to your body. If one test comes back ok and you’re still suffering, the correct test obviously wasn’t done. My MRI basically showed nothing, a CT scan revealed all.”
“Thanks to Scott, Chris, Paul, Sean and Dr Karim and all at Healthcare Abroad.⭐️🚑