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"Oncology Department experience"

About: Forth Valley Royal Hospital / Oncology unit

(as the patient),

I began chemotherapy in 2011.

Firstly when I was told I had cancer I was dismayed and shocked as was my family.

I had quite a bad time due to chemotherapy causing a coronary artery vasospasm which led to an angiogram.

I have gone through four major procedures one of which was completed at FVRH Larbert.

The care and compassion shown by the staff of the Oncology Clinic was second to none.

The surgeon whom completed a procedure on my colon was kind, caring and a perfect gentleman. Although I experienced a problem regarding the fitting of a Hickman Line I cannot praise the majority of employees at Forth Valley enough.



Response from Arlian Mallis, Person Centred Health and Care Co-ordinator, Department of Nursing, NHS Forth Valley

Thanks very much for your posting, this must have been a very difficult time for you.

I will share your posting with the teams. I hope you are well


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Update posted by John McRae (the patient)

Thanks Arlian, I found our meeting productive.

I am at present writing a book regarding my journey over the last three years and share more details of less positive aspects in that.

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