"Pelvic pain and bowel problems"

About: Royal Hospital for Women / Gynaecology Outpatients Royal Hospital for Women / Gynaecology Servcies Division

(as the patient),

I saw the lovely Donna at first, once a week then over to every three weeks. She helped me learn additional techniques on breathing and stretching and releasing internal rotators and such which has been getting me through my wait to see the colorectal and gyny team at another hospital for severe endometriosis adhesions surrounding bowels and tummy zones.

As a side effect and accidental find, for me, she enabled me to also determine another cause of my left-sided hip pain which chiropractor, Osteo’s etc haven’t been able to treat, by showing me a simple way to stretch and release the relevant internal stomach muscles which were super tight and I have been able to do a few small runs for the first time in years.

I cannot speak highly enough of her skill. I also loved seeing her as I feel she’s an amiable and warm human who saw me in my darkest moment and also saw me coming out the brighter side. I believe that without her, I would still be in the dark. 

Thank you so much Donna, you beautiful human being. 


Response from Helen McCarthy, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal Hospital for Women 2 weeks ago
Helen McCarthy
Director of Nursing and Midwifery,
Royal Hospital for Women
Submitted on 09/11/2020 at 18:05
Published on Care Opinion on 10/11/2020 at 09:49

Dear velayx74,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us to acknowledge the wonderful care provided by Donna and sharing your positive experience at The Royal Hospital for Women. We are delighted to read that you are recovering well and appreciate your kind words about Donna who has provided such a positive, encouraging and professional experience.

I hope you continue to recover and again, I thank you for your positive feedback. I will ensure Donna receives your kind words.

Kind regards,

Helen McCarthy

Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services

The Royal Hospital for Women

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