Learning and Teaching Conference 2021- What Matters to Me

The date was 31st March 2014 and I was wearing hospital scrubs awaiting surgery in an unfamiliar hospital. I had arrived early in the morning doing my best to comply with the instructions outlined in my admission letter. This included handing over my current medications which were promptly locked up in the medicine cabinet. Courtesy of being recently diagnosed with breast cancer, I was now part of the club that no-one ever signs up for – cancer patient. To look at me, you wouldn’t have known without asking that I had previously undergone major surgery 9 weeks before and as such I was in a lot of pain for which I required the medicine that was locked up in the cabinet.

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