Angela’s Story

Angela started to use Rennie Grove's day services at Grove House after being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing a ...

Angela’s Story

Angela and her family

Angela visited Rennie Grove’s day services building, Grove House, after being diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a difficult surgery. Since early 2019 she has been visiting Grove House once a week and has found great benefit in the help and support she receives there.

“I entered an extremely stressful time in my life when I faced complications after a surgical procedure. My son insisted I should visit Grove House and speak to the Rennie Grove staff about what I had been through. I was then advised to visit one of their counsellors. I was in a bad state but after speaking to them I began to have a more positive outlook on life and was able to feel more relaxed about what had happened to me. That was the start of my Rennie Grove journey.

“I was very unsure when I first came to Grove House. I didn’t know what to expect. My son was supportive as he wanted me to come here but I was not sure. I must admit, I was very surprised at how everyone made me feel so comfortable. I knew I was one of the youngest patients here, and that worried me initially, but it didn’t matter at all.”

“I was encouraged by the Rennie Grove staff to try some of the services on offer at Grove House and I have to say that it was absolutely the right thing for me to do. I have always been made to feel completely at ease straight away and now I know that I can talk comfortably with the wonderful nurses and volunteers each week, which is great for my peace of mind."


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