Welcome to the Ledderhose disease (plantar fibroma) blog.

My name is Gary and I am the author of this blog. I am a ledderhose patient from the UK. I am an ex-scientist and hold a degree in Molecular Genetics and I try and put this experience to good use exploring this condition.

I have pages here about the treatment options, patient experiences including my own, insights from medical professionals, explanations of the science and whatever else I think may be useful for fellow patients. Through the blog I have made contacts with many patients, professionals and charities and now work as a trustee for the British Dupuytren's Society.

Hopefully you can find the pages you want using the navigation menu above or use the search box to look for specific information.

Hope you enjoy reading the blog and please contact me at ledderhosedisease@gmail.com or leave a message on here to get in touch. All information will be kept private unless you tell me otherwise.

Thank you for visiting.

Monday, 14 November 2016

5th Birthday!

It is hard to remember a time when I didn't have this blog or a time before Ledderhose and my blog has now reached its 5th birthday. Nothing really exciting has happened in the last year, well I have run my first 3 half marathons and I am well on my way towards training for my 2191 mile challenge for 2017 and my first marathon which will all be to raise awareness of Ledderhose and money for the British Dupuytren's Society. 

The blog is up to nearly 300,000 page views and most of the time I spend on it now relates to helping with patient questions and involvement on the Facebook groups.

Here are some of the posts that I have done around October / November time in the last 5 years. There is quite a clear change in my condition and life throughout this time and it will be interesting to see how things go in the future. 

Monday, 24 October 2016

Climbing Snowdon

Achieved something else I never thought I would today as my wife and I went up and down Snowdon. 

It was not an easy climb and my feet were suffering on the descent as you just have so much pressure going through your feet and I was not wearing the best shoes for going up 1000m climb. Now I am back in the holiday house with some comfortable shoes on I don't feel too bad and certainly my foot which used to be painful doesn't feel bad at all.