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A Happy Outcome
I wanted to make residents aware of an experience
I had which may help them.
In January I experienced a post-menopausal bleed. Feeling otherwise fit and well I was tempted to ignore it. While pondering this dilemma, I remembered that my surgery (Western Road) had an on-line questionnaire which would allow a doctor to respond to a query. Three quarters of the way through, I was told to make an urgent appointment with my GP, which I did.
This set in motion a series of tests, which resulted in a diagnosis of cancer. Not a diagnosis I wanted to hear!! I subsequently underwent surgery and am recovering well. From this experience there are three things I want to highlight:
· Please, if you have any health issue, don’t hesitate to get advice as soon as possible. Speed will affect your long term outcomes.
· To congratulate Western Road surgery for the availability of the on-line questionnaire and to encourage everyone to use it, it saved my life.
· To congratulate the professional, efficient and supportive care I received from the NHS, including an ultrasound on a Sunday and a MRI scan on a Saturday.
A very satisfied patient.