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Amy's story: chronic pain made her depressed

August 2015

Amy, in her 20's had severe and unremitting chest wall pain associated with her pectus carinatum and had seen several specialists before being referred by a thoracic surgical colleague to Mr Hunt. Following careful assessment including an MRI scan to assess the severity of her pectus and 'quality' of the costal cartilage for abnormal 'sign' which might suggest chronic inflammation (costochondritis), she underwent a successful open pectus carinatum repair.

I can not put into words how grateful and appreciative I am for everything you have done for me. The operation last year absolutely changed my life! Thank you for believing in me and thank you for taking such swift action. I was at my wits end with the pain and desperately struggled with depression. Since April last year my life has drastically changed and I am happier than I ever have been. I am able to complete my education, go back into work, have a social life, enjoy hobbies such as yoga and am planning to take some time to travel the world. This would never of been possible for me without your help. I will never forget what you have given me; the ability to enjoy life to the fullest. Thank you. I wish you all the joy, happiness and peace in the world! Amy, [open pectus repair 2015]

Amy's MRI prior to surgery to correct her pectus deformity. It demonstrates a severe and quite extensive right sided pectus carinatum extending from the second rib to the costal margin of the sixth rib with sternal rotation.