"My Myeloma treatment"

About: Royal Preston Hospital

On my first visit to the Rosemere centre at Preston my quality of life was not good as I could not sit down, if I did for just a few seconds I would be in agony and have to lie down for at least an half hour until the pain down my leg eased off. I was diagnosed with myeloma, this had partly destroyed a bone in my lower back causing the nerve to become trapped whenever I sat down. The consultant and his team soon had me on a course of treatment that managed to stop the spreading of the myeloma and is now keeping it under control. The pain is now reduced by about 95% of what it was, it’s great to be out walking again, something I thought would never happen again. I’m so grateful to the consultant and his team, and the pain clinic for improving my way of life. I know patients complain about their appointments being delayed but on my last visit to Rosemere I had the results of a blood test returned in 8 minutes. Francis Baldwin

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Response from Rhona Hartley, Head of Patient Experience and Customer Care, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Baldwin

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm so pleased to hear that the care and treatment you have received from staff at the Rosemere Centre has had such a positive impact on your quality of life. Please be assured that your kind comments have been shared with the staff concerned.

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Response from Royal Preston Hospital

Thank you for telling us of your experience; it's so pleasing to hear that your quality of life is so much improved. Please be assured that your very kind feedback has been shared with the staff in the Rosemere Centre.

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