Lorna has appreciated people coming to visit and speaking about other things.
I think just to be there, if the person wants to talk fine, if they don’t want to talk that’s fine. Try to keep it light, don’t dwell on things that have. That’s what I appreciated, when they come in and they talk about other things. But it was really funny because say I’m sitting here and I’ve got this, I had bandages back then and I’m sitting here and you’d see them looking… I don’t know, just keep it light, keep it just friendly and light but if the person wants to talk about it then just listen because that means there’s probably something they need to get off their chest… literally.
- Radiation therapy -Lorna (B)Lorna describes the radiation therapy process and her side effects.
- Messages to others -Lorna (B)Lorna has appreciated people coming to visit and speaking about other things.
- Perspectives on treatment pathways -Lorna (B)Lorna’s surgeon had left extra skin on her chest with the assumption she wanted a reconstruction.
- Follow-up care and the risk of recurrence -Lorna (B)Lorna thought about the possibility of recurrence when she had sinus troubles.
- Troubling long-term effects of treatment -Lorna (B)In some cases, this sense of permanent change was associated with persistent physical symptoms as Lorna explains.