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The series in which well-known people reveal how they coped with losing their health.
A three-million-to-one chance saved Desmond Wilcox 's life when an annual medical revealed that he was minutes away from a major heart attack. He tells Lynn Redgrave of the urgent bypass surgery that followed and how his wife
Esther Rantzen reacted. He also returns to hospital to watch the identical operation performed on a fellow sufferer. Of the treatment he received, he says, "If I have a quarrel with our brilliant medical profession it is that the information they have they simply share among themselves. On the whole, the patient is something into which they stick things and from which they take things. They do it all brilliantly but they forget there is a frightened, sensitive, inquisitive person hiding inside." Producer Nicola Glucksmann Cheslaw
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