"I thank all the staff involved"

About: Adult community services / Lymphoedema Service

(as the patient),

After having breast cancer 5 years ago, I was also diagnosed with mild lymphedema. I had 10 lymph glands removed at the time of surgery, which were tested and proved negative. Since the surgery I had extreme pain my right arm and breast after having 15 sessions of radiography. I thought it was the lymphedema that was causing the pain, or even that the cancer was returning. However I have had my 5 years ‘all clear’ and discharge from the hospital, the consultant examined me and my mammogram were all clear. I trust the health care I was given and the pain seemed to be coming from my shoulder and underarm, which has been looked at from an orthopaedic surgeon. I have to accept their decisions and may have some treatment in the future.

I thank all the staff involved, and had 5 years with my grandchildren which I may not have had without them and their professional care.

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Response from Kerry Hollingworth, Corporate Affairs Officer, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Hello my name is Kerry, thank you for your post on Patient Opinion. We really appreciate patient feedback and are pleased to hear that you trust the health care which you were given and that staff at the Trust were professional. Your feedback and thanks will be passed on to the staff concerned,

With best wishes,


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