I just wanted to send a note of thanks to you and your team.  From my diagnoses of breast cancer in Dec 2013 to now you, your PA's, Ruth Remnant & Ruth O'Connor have become a very important part of my life.  

What I was grateful for was that when I met you, you didn't sugar coat anything from the word go, some people can take that and some can't but I appreciated it .  We didn't know what the future held for me but I felt I was in safe hands. Your work ethic was admirable and everytime I saw you, you were open & honest but in no way pushy.  I have never regretted any of my decisions from having the mastectomy to having delayed reconstruction.  I needed to live without a breast for a while as part of acceptance, this I do not regret but with time I decided to have delayed reconstruction, which has now been completed and I am extremely happy with the outcome, well done you.

As part of this process I was often in contact with your two PA's Christine & Julie.  They never made the conversations awkward, they were always welcoming and extremely helpful and made you feel that you knew them personally. They are a credit to your team and help make a difficult situation a little easier and I would like to say a big thank you to them both.

The other two ladies I met were Ruth Remnant & Ruth O'Connor, They are amazing and I couldn't have got through this without them especially Ruth Remnant who has been the main nurse I've seen.  I felt I could phone at anytime and nothing was too much trouble.  Ruth went through things slowly and clearly and I now feel that I'm not just a patient but a friend.  Thank you so so much to both, couldn't have done this without you. 

No ones knows the future and what it holds but with you in my life, a positive attitude and living life to the full I feel I have a brighter future.  Life throws all sorts at you and this was certainly a difficult one but with you all I've come out the other side, focused and grateful.

Best wishes, kind regards & big thanks

Mrs Lesley Pearson, Basingstoke