Case study

Name Mrs L
Age 81
Location Caterham

Mrs L was discharged from hospital following a right, total mastectomy. We were contacted by her worried daughters who were concerned that their mum was not following her post-op care advice and seemed to avoid the subject when raised.

When we met Mrs L her right arm was very swollen and carrying out daily activities was painful for her, this was because she had avoided using it after the surgery.

Her family were pleased when Mrs L opened up to us about her concerns. Fairhand liaised with her hospital’s post-op team and introduced a managed and agreed routine of exercises.

With dedicated physiotherapy treatment, technique training and fantastic support from her family, Mrs L recovered from her surgery and once again feels positive about her future.

 

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