I fell over and needed to be taken by ambulance to Box Hill where I stayed on a ward for a couple of weeks to continue daily radiotherapy at Peter Mac across the road. The care I received from the nurses was outstanding in every respect. I ended up paralysed and unable to do personal things, a situation I'd not been in before. People say you lose your dignity at times like that but I say that at no point did I feel undignified, the nurses were without exception kind, patient, professional, they listened to me, they made a terrible time tolerable and they did it with a smile. I was and remain incredibly grateful and impressed.
I was not so impressed with the physio team who twice came to see me with the odd notion that somehow I could stand on my own and perhaps even walk. I felt two potentially valuable sessions were utterly wasted through their miscommunication.
I also paid for a couple of days internet but it was hopeless, could not even use gmail! And iview was blocked, no skype, no point having it and at $5 a day definitely not worth it. At Peter Mac there is free patient Wi-Fi, free TV and free local phone calls from the minute you arrive which makes life easier.
"People say you lose your dignity at times like that, but at no point did I feel undignified"
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