I recall having T.B. test at school only to find shortly afterwards I had to go FOREST DENE for x- Ray's etc , i recall a DR ROBERTS and i was having to go there a fair bit . I eventually was admitted to the ( RANSOM SANITORIUM for T.B ) I was only 14 at the time , because my grandmother had had T.B. and I was a close contact and had to undergo tests to find out what was wrong with me. I was put on a women's ward as to old for children's
ward , I only saw my mum 1 day a week as I was the eldest of 8 . The tests really frightened me in particular this one , BRONCHOSCAPY , as I was alone with the Dr during the whole scary time . I was diagnosed with BRONCHIECTOSIS of which I have suffered throughout my life . At aged about 22 I was rushed in to the same hospital with double pneumonia and pluerisy , I was in a bad way , it was very serious I was looking down on my own body and the next I was being pulled up towards a bright light down a dark tunnel , something I will never forget .I have tried to obtain medical notes of mine but to no avail . A former patient from the mid 1960s and 1970s .