Our clients all have a story to tell about their journey – read about some of those inspiring stories…
Mrs Sharon Plum is one of the indomitably spirited Bloomhill clients’ that initially found her way to us in search of help for the physical, mental and emotional effects of being diagnosed with cancer. We are pleased to report that Sharon has now completed her cancer treatment, and is moving enthusiastically through her ever evolving, but always exciting post-cancer life.
Along with the wonderful life she is once again enjoying, Sharon has been managing the side effects of her life saving cancer treatment with the support and assistance of the lymphoedema therapists at Bloomhill. Being diagnosed with lymphoedema following lymph node dissection and radiation has meant that Sharon requires regular lymphatic massage to reduce the level of swelling in much of the upper left side of her body, arm and hand. In addition to the pain and restrictions only understood by those living with lymphoedema, Sharon found that following surgery she experienced constant shoulder pain combined with decreased arm mobility – this meant that Sharon’s everyday life became very difficult. Fortunately, with the rehabilitative therapies available to her at Bloomhill, Sharon’s shoulder is strong, and she is ready to take on the world with a smile again.
Sharon feels a renewed energy and zest for everything in life, and has decided to take on Ballinger Road during the Bloomhill Buderim Burn, “On behalf of Lymphoedema sufferers, I want to thank all of the participants in advance for running/walking/sweating/fancy dressing their way up Ballinger Road – it is such an important service and I am encouraging everyone to take part. If I can do it, you can too!”