"Giant lipoma removal"

About: Glasgow Royal Infirmary / Plastic Surgery & Burns

(as the patient),

Castle Street plastic surgery unit, I had a massive lump removed it changed my life, I hid my lump with long hair, I dressed in baggy clothes to hide it, I lost self confidence, I was fobbed off for years by my GP it was too small to notice, then it was too big then it was massive, I got a new gp I was in and out in three months after 12 years of misery. They were so kind at castle Street I told them they could operate in the car park and film it if it meant getting rid of it, the minute I spoke to the secretary and the surgeon I felt better, I got to the unit they were patient and explained how the op would go and step by step how the aftercare would go, my scar is the length of a small mobile phone and I can move my arms  and lift things so much better, thank you so much.


Response from Elaine Burt, Chief Nurse, Regional Services, NHSGGC 2 weeks ago
Elaine Burt
Chief Nurse, Regional Services,
Submitted on 26/06/2020 at 17:30
Published on Care Opinion at 17:30

Dear Lipoma queen,

Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback about your care within our service. This has obviously been a long and difficult journey for you before coming to us and I am sorry to hear how much this has affected you.

I will gladly share your feedback with the staff concerned and they will be delighted to hear how life has changed for you.

Thank you again for sharing this feedback and I wish you well in your continued recovery.

Kind Regards

Elaine Burt

Chief Nurse Regional Service

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

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Update posted by Lipoma queen (the patient)

I just wanted to let people know how positive my experience was and publicly thank you all.