About: Kettering General Hospital Kettering General Hospital Kettering NN16 8UZ
I was recalled after a routine mammogram after calcifications were found in my right breast. I had further mammograms, ultrasound and a breast biopsy which showed I had Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, DCIS for short. I was advised I would have to have a Wide Local Excision plus Wire Localisation. The morning of the operation I had the wire placed which didn't hurt. I didn't have to have anything done on my armpit, so that was a relief. The operation was done at the Treatment Centre by a surgeon who was so kind and caring as were everyone of his team. I was taken to the operating room at 12.30, was given the anaesthetic, the last thing I said was 'my back is hot' and the next thing I new was waking up in the recovery room. The time was 13.50 as the clock was opposite my bed. Once I was okay I was taken back to the ward and was given a well earned cup of tea. I was home by 4pm and given my results appointment for 2 week later. That soon came around, I was very nervous but the results were good. They had got it with clear margins. I just have to have radiotherapy as a precaution. From the time of my diagnosis, operation and results I have been treated with so much kindness. At one time it felt if I was living at kettering General as I was there so often. For myself, my husband and my family it has been such an emotional time with many tears cried with the breast nurses and my family. I cannot thank them enough. I will be eternally grateful for everything that you did for me.