This week is Nurses Week! A week to share stories of a nurse, or nurses, who made a difference to you and your family and your experiences of blood cancer.
If you have a story of a nurse who was kind, reassuring or made you laugh when you needed it most then please do share below.
When I was having my first treatment for my ppcl myeloma I can honestly say the two nurses who gave me the majority of my treatment were lifesavers. I really struggled towards the end of my 6 months of chemotherapy and they provided laughs, love and hugs for which I will be ever grateful.
During my recent 2 week stay as an inpatient I can honestly say I would have worried for my mental health if it hadn’t been for the love and care I received from the ward nurses and Macmillan Palliative care nurses and the hospital chaplain.
Hi Dawn, I am unable to single out any one of the nurses in my Haematology Department, it would be unfair, as they are all so professional, informative, friendly, re-assuring and caring. I am so, so lucky. They make my visits feel like visiting friends. I think celebrating nurses week is so, so important. They are the hands on eyes and ears of the health service and often so over worked, underpaid and undervalued.
Thank you for sharing your stories @Alfie & @Erica - it’s lovely to hear.
Yesterday was International Nurses Day, and we shared a lovely post on our Facebook page, with a CNS and patient meeting and discussing their relationship - https://bloodwise.org.uk/blog/i-was-pain-be-around-you-looked-after-me