What happened to Di following her surgery is a story of our services and how they are failing individuals.
Di recounts her story on Sound Radio of the human cost of austerity – reducing services and the inability to find skilled staff in order to complete her promised treatment programme.
Di tells us how she had managed three jobs and enjoyed family life with her five children and grand children before finding a lump. She now needs her food mixing in a food processor before she can eat it. Her mobility is now impaired and she now has one leg three inches shorter than the other.
However, her biggest sadness is that her looks disturb her grandchildren who run away from her unless she brings them sweets and goodies.
Di wanted her story to be heard in order that others could know the true effect that cuts in services have on individuals.
Have a listen to Di’s story by using the play button below or using the podcast player above. It is a story of a hard working person, broken promises and Di’s profound disappointment in the service provided by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.