"an oasis of calm"

About: Solihull Hospital / General medicine

(as the patient),

I had an appointment on Tuesday 30th August to have a breast lump examined. Despite the usual anxiety which occurs from the first contact with the clinical nurse, I seemed to enter an oasis of calm ( in fact I actually said that to the nurse). After the initial formalities of questions I was then examined and was told that it could be a cyst. this was followed by a mammogram. Here again, the nurse was so considerate and gentle as the spot was extremely tender and sore. From there I had Ultra-sound with a Dr. Michael. Once again, very gentle, everything explained of what he had found-an inflamed cyst. When I asked if it would be aspirated he said he could do it if I wanted him to and I agreed. With the fluid gone, the tenderness was gone and I came away from the hospital, thinking -Where would I have got better or more thorough treatment? ?

Thank you all in the Breast Clinic Team - you were superb.

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