"Nutrition service:"

About: Hythe Hospital

Dietitian had not reminded themselves of my clinical history prior to appointment, despite calling me in 25 minutes after my appointment time.

Dietitian informed me I "have forgotten" things I have eaten as I do not fit into their pre-determined box.

Dietitian did not have sufficient knowledge of side effects of prior treatment to assist me so chose to deliver platitudes and accusations instead.

Announced an end to this advisory service with "we'll stop now.

You know what you have to do".

Left feeling a miserable, useless, frustrated failure.

Such a shame as I have found the care I have received from specialist clinicians, since being diagnosed and treated with cancer, incredibly positive.

Maybe I am doing them a disservice.

Throughout the whole 5 minute exchange, the dietitian appeared to be very irritated.

Maybe they had had some bad news.

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