"Seriously great to be even more alive thanks to you all"

About: Hairmyres Hospital / General Medicine Wishaw General Hospital / Medical Oncology

(as the patient),

Under the care of Dr. Dodds & his team, I have just completed my course of 10 x 3 week chemo sessions and feel wonderful. Apart from my first session which took away all my white cells OUCH! Spent a week in Hairmyres recovering well.

The following treatments were reduced by 10% and it was perfect with NO SIDE EFFECTS! This has shown up on my stats as being truly successful on all counts including kidney function PSA and blood counts.

I have to thank everyone from Dr. Dodds, Jo and all the medical staff for their attention to my needs during every session. The Soup / lunch was brilliant

( Chocolate Horlicks would have been nice ) ha ha!

Glad you liked the tablet guys it was my pleasure.

Seriously great to be even more alive thanks to you all.

Kindest regards.

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Response from Susan Friel, Chief of Nursing Services, Hairmyres Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire

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Dear Photographer Tablet chap

Thank you for your kind comments about your care. I also answered your previous posting, but when I have tried to 'play detective' and pass on your thanks to the teams who cared for you, I am struggling to find out where specifically you were treated. If you want to give me more information I will feed back your thanks directly to the staff.

Whether it was within Hairmyres or any other of our sister NHS hospitals, I'm glad you had such a positive experience at such a difficult time in your life. In the NHS in Scotland we try very hard to provide not only exeptional clinical care; but also to temper this with care and compassion. Reading above, it seems to me that we achieved this for you - and clearly being paid in tablet will have delighted the team looking after you...

I hope you continue to make a good recovery.

Thanks

Susan

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Update posted by Photgrapher Tablet chap (the patient)

Hi Susan

The Hairmyres issue was the nephrostomy changing and it was while I was in Ward 3 in the care of Dr. Reid? & teams / shifts.

I had a severe chest infection and required full on antibiotics all week. I also had a blocked nephrostomy tube which was sent off by the lab people for analysis as it was in such a state. And yes the tablet was given here as well as Wishaw where I got my chemo treatment ( now ended after 30 weeks 3 x 10 )!

P.T. Chap

Response from Susan Friel, Chief of Nursing Services, Hairmyres Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire

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Thanks P.T.Chap. It sounds like you've had a tough time! I'm glad your treatment has gone well. I'll make sure your feedback is shared with all the ward 3 team.

Thanks

Susan

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Response from Marion Mark, Director of Hospital Services, Wishaw General Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire

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Dear Photographer Tablet chap

I hope you are keeping well as Susan says you have had a tough time.

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments I will ensure the team at Wishaw General receive them. They are always pleased to receive feedback like this.

Best Wishes

Marion

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Update posted by Photgrapher Tablet chap (the patient)

Sorted all round then!

P.T. Chap!