Oxygen Therapy Cures Local Lady’s Leg Ulcers

Oxygen Therapy Cures Local Lady’s Leg Ulcers

A local lady is over-joyed as a local charity has helped to transform her life.

Dorothy Brightman from Whitwell near Hitchin has suffered immense pain caused by leg ulcers and a shoulder injury which has affected her day-today life for years.  Anyone who has experienced leg ulcers knows of the debilitating pain that comes with them. They can take months or even years to heal – many leg ulcers simply don’t improve.

After just two months of receiving Oxygen Therapy at the Herts MS Therapy Centre in Letchworth, Dorothy’s leg ulcers have disappeared. Her doctor has given her the ‘all clear’ and her District Nurse no longer needs to visit as no ulcers means that no daily dressing is needed!   It’s such a joy not to have pain,” says Dorothy who is 83 years old. “I tried different treatments for my leg ulcers but they didn’t work.  Instead, my leg ulcers got wider and deeper, affecting my whole life.”

Dorothy’s daughter, Ellie, knew of Oxygen Therapy and took her mother along to the Herts MS Therapy Centre in Letchworth. Within two months, Dorothy’s leg ulcers – and the terrible pain they caused – had vanished.  Even better, Dorothy’s shoulder injury has improved since she started Oxygen Therapy.

Roger Devereux, Oxygen Chamber Operator from HMSTC with Dorothy Brightman standing in front of the Oxygen Chamber.

Roger Devereux, Oxygen Chamber Operator from HMSTC with Dorothy Brightman standing in front of the Oxygen Chamber.

“I feel no pain and I can now lift my right arm again,” she says. “It’s a miracle to be able to use your limbs when you’ve not been able to use them for such a long time.”  She adds: “I know when I’ve been in the Oxygen Chamber. I have so much more energy when I get home.”

Mark Boscher is Chief Executive of the Herts MS Therapy Centre in Letchworth – the only place in the county that offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. The Centre helps anyone with long term or life limiting conditions – not just Multiple Sclerosis.

“Dorothy’s story is amazing,” says Mark. “Many people find that Oxygen Therapy helps them to feel more energised and heal faster. To cure leg ulcers in two months is wonderful and we are all delighted for Dorothy. If anyone else has stubborn leg ulcers, we ‘d love to try to help them.”

To find out more about Oxygen Therapy, contact Mark or Claire on 01462 684214 or email oxygen@hmstc.net.