Angie's mum Jennie explains how long stays in hospital can be hard.
Angie had to undergo an operation to amputate her left arm after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer.
After the shock and upset of coming to terms with it all, we realised how hard it was going to be to cope financially. It costs a lot in travelling expenses to come back and forth to the hospital everyday, and staying near the hospital in Birmingham when Angie had her operation. It made such a difference having help from CLIC Sargent towards these costs and also support from Christine, our CLIC Sargent Social Worker.
It’s been difficult being away from home. It’s quite disruptive really. We don’t get to see the family as often as we are used to. I’m spending so much time here that I’ve lost contact with my friends at home. If Angie was able to spend more time at home she’d be able to go back to school more often and meet up with her friends.
Having a Tesco-funded CLIC Sargent Nurse would save us having to make lots of trips back to hospital by arranging for Angie to have some procedures at home, such as blood tests and sometimes chemotherapy.
Having a Tesco-funded CLIC Sargent Nurse would make a big difference to our lives.