I have just finished my seventh week of radiotherapy treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, residing at the Flinders Lodge Motel. I had cancer in both breasts, and was lucky enough to be given the name of Dr Greg Otto by one of the in-house nurses as being a surgeon who was prepared to do ‘lumpectomies’ rather than full mastectomies. I was then assessed by another oncologist at the RAH and told that I would not be having chemotherapy but needed the 7-week radiotherapy treatment just mentioned.
The purpose of this letter is to express my deepest gratitude to the Cancer Council and to the people who contributed to my sojourn in Adelaide. Without the help of the Cancer Council I could not have afforded to stay in Adelaide as my husband and I are pensioners and have only a limited income.
The staff at the Flinders Lodge Motel warrant extra special mention. They are exceptional people – the crew in Reception, to the Dining Room staff, to the kitchens, to the cleaners, and to the gentleman who appeared to be the ‘general dogs body’. They always had a smile for everyone, and nothing was too much trouble for them. They were truly wonderful. And the volunteer ‘bus’ drivers – always smiling, courteous, polite, sometimes humorous. I thanked them for each and every time they took me there and back to the RAH – they too deserve special mention.
Thank you all for making a stressful time for me less stressful. I shall never forget your kindness, your courtesy, you compassion, your smiles.
Please, Brenda, make sure they hear of my comments. They made my stay as happy as they possibly could, when I was feeling very low and depressed.
Thank you once again for all that the Cancer Council has done for just one cancer sufferer. Bless you all.