‘I would go into a daze’
Writing down her questions helped Julie Bernard, 33, get through her leukaemia treatment. She explains:
“I went to my GP four years ago with a sports injury and happened to mention a bruise that wouldn’t go away. She said it was probably nothing, but suggested I go for a few tests. Shortly afterwards, I was diagnosed with leukaemia and one year later I had a bone marrow transplant. After my operation I had to go back to hospital twice a week.
"I've had brilliant care from the NHS from day one, but, like anyone, was quite scared and anxious at first when I had to see my consultant.