Liz helps Sophia at home and at school.
I was told I had cancer in the bone in my leg. I was really scared and felt confused too.
When I first had chemotherapy I felt really sick and had to spend quite long spells in hospital. When my hair started to fall out, I decided to have it cut short and I quite liked it. A big part of my treatment was to have an operation to remove the bone in my leg, and have it replaced with metal.
I’m at home now and I love it, because it feels like life is normal again. I’m lucky because I’ve got a CLIC Sargent Nurse, called Liz. She explains everything to me and is very reassuring. She visits me to change my dressings, take blood, whatever I need. It means I don’t have to keep going back to hospital. Even a short appointment can take up a whole day, because of the drive there and back.
Liz has time to talk to my mum and dad, and it seems more relaxed at home compared to the hospital. I try to get into school when I can and Liz comes there to treat me. This means she can explain things to my friends and teachers too.
Not everyone has a nurse like Liz, but it would be brilliant if they could.