My operation in France: Grommets

The inside story of readers who have had operations in France – and how they found the health service, by Gillian Harvey


Mark and Karen Slee came to live in France in 2011 with son Lewis, then two, as they had enjoyed many happy holidays here since Mark’s parents moved in 2001.

They moved to Haute-Vienne after Mark’s building business began to struggle as a result of the economic climate and the family took the opportunity to live in Nouvelle-Aquitaine and give themselves a new start. Mark is now a self-employed builder, and Karen looks after Lewis and his five-year-old sister Letisha.

Here is Karen’s story:


Initial symptoms

Although Lewis was generally healthy, he suffered a lot from sore throats. We also noticed that he did not always hear very well – for example, if ...

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