"Breast Cancer and the amazing treatment received"
About: University Hospital Monklands University Hospital Monklands Airdrie ML6 0JS University Hospital Wishaw / Medical Oncology University Hospital Wishaw Medical Oncology ML2 0DP West Scotland Breast Screening Centre West Scotland Breast Screening Centre Glasgow G2 1QT
Posted by LindsEK (as ),
I was recalled after a routine mammogram and, after an ultrasound and a biopsy in The Breast Clinic in Glasgow, I was slightly stunned to be told I had breast cancer. Nothing could be felt by either myself or the doctors.
I was quickly referred to Wishaw General. To cut a long story short, I have now had 3 mammograms, 2 ultrasounds, 2 biopsies, 1 MRI, a magnetic seed implant, an injection of radioactive liquid and 2 surgeries to remove the tumour and surrounding tissue, a lymph node and then some additional breast tissue, all in the space of 3 months.
This took place between Wishaw and Monklands.
Staff have been beyond amazing.
Mrs Lannigan and her team have explained everything that was to happen in the most professional, sympathetic and friendly manner. Clinic staff, Pre-assessment nurse, Radiographers, Nuclear Nurse, Cancer Nurse and Day Care staff have all, without exception, treated me in a very personal and dignified manner and not just as a statistic. Information was constantly provided, explained and questions answered.
I am terrible with names and so many people have been involved in my journey so far but I will try to name a few, with apologies for getting any wrong.
Breast Clinic: Mrs Lannigan, Mrs Murray and Imran were wonderful, plus all the staff from reception to nurses. Kate, my awesome cancer nurse who regularly calls to check how things are going.
Day Surgery: Amy, Cheryl and many more who made my 2 surgeries as easy as possible and also provided me with much needed black coffee afterwards.
Theatre: Tomas the wonderful anaesthetist, Tony theatre nurse and drummer, Karen and all others who assisted in theatre.
Although my journey is not over, I feel positive moving forward and am incredibly grateful to each and every person from domestic staff through to the top consultants for the superb attention and care I have received. I am running out of superlatives to describe how much I appreciate it. Thank you.