Thankyou to Peter Mac Cancer Centre
In April 209, I checked my partner into Peter Mac Cancer Centre, in Melbourne Australia. Whilst Peter Mac is a worldwide first class Cancer Centre, I was still nervous and scared of what was to happen next.
My partner had been informed that he had a cancerous lump on his kidney. So in he went to have part of his kidney removed. To those not in the know this might sound like a pretty straight forward operation. To me, it sounded ok, the surgeon was confident, I had only months earlier had surgery myself that went smoothly with no complications..
An operation, that was only meant to take 4 hours, ended up nearly taking 8 hours. It was then, that I started to really worry. My partner, had, had uncontrollable bleeding, with the surgical team, calling the trauma unit at another hospital to be on standby, in case they were needed.
From here the road was very bumping with my partner having a total of 14 days in hospital, when it was planned to be 3 days.
Whilst I won't go on with further details, what I will say is that I have never experienced a hospital as wonderful as Peter Mac.
The culture of the centre, is truly amazing. I was never asked to leave, I could stay all night, if I felt that this would help me and my partner. I was free to use any facilities I needed. I was never made to feel like I was in the way, or asking too many questions. I was asked more than once on any given day, how I was? Had I eaten? Had I slept? The staff treated my partner and I like humans, what we felt mattered to them.
There was one evening, when my partner was rushed back into Peter mac via ambulance, when I arrived, it was after midnight, the carpark was locked. I cautiously rang the hospital, explained where I was, and that I needed to get in, and without a blink of an eye, security let me in, collected me from the dark carpark and made sure I found my partner. It was a small act of kindness, but it made all the difference, when I was highly stressed and anxious.
All in all, my partner is clear of cancer, he has had a long road to recovery, and every step of the way, Peter Mac have been there to guide him and me.
So, to THANK Peter Mac and to make sure more people have access to the best cancer care available, I am shaving my hair to raise money!
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