When our patients are told they have cancer, life suddenly goes on hold with an uncertain and unknown future for them and their family. This affects the patients financially, socially, physically, psychologically and mentally. It results in the loss of control over one’s own life.
The unknown is a daunting factor, but the LINC charity has provided sky TV, Wi-Fi and comfortable chairs in the Rendcomb side rooms to make life more bearable for the patients.
As patients go through their treatment/ disease, this can make them very weak, so LINC is now raising money to have walk in wash rooms, so that a chair can be placed in them so patients can sit and have a shower, without the risk of falling or trying to fit in a small cubical. Most of our patients are unable to stand to have a shower as they are too weak. This is something we all take for granted – to be able to wash or shower without any risk of falling or trying to fit in small cubical or being too weak to stand to have a shower and many patients go without.
LINC has provided our patients with many things and helped with medical equipment, vital for our patients care as well as equipment to try and help our patients maintain their level of fitness so they don’t get weak. Furthermore, LINC helps our patients with the psychological effects of cancer by providing extra clinical psychologists to help the patients through their treatment and the diagnosis.
In times of despair for our patients, LINC provides a sense of normality for our patients, to help them through this cancer journey.