Dunedin Natalie Yeoman, 66, the teacher, says she would "smoke" if she were happening with anyone else. Breast cancer, which she lost on two ordinary screens, was not tolerated during the period of diagnosis. But that's not what went wrong. In here Elspeth McLean explains the threshold and Yeoman explains how her search for answers showed the importance of getting complete information, and the power of healing in this excuse.
When she received news in June 2015 that her cancer had spread, Natalie Yeoman was trying to slippers in Dunedin's shoe shop.
When her psychologist finished it, she quickly sent the sinks back to the shelf, allowing her to say goodbye to the shop assistant and leave the store.
She was then bought for a present for her 5-year grandson, buying her tutu and herbs.
• The gaps in the screening system
• Power of apology
And she has also got some slides at a good price.
She was not ready for the handling of the news. "It took me three months to make peace with him."
It was part of "going home and putting up" but she came in to see after that by buying something for herself and her granddaughter who had sent a healthy gig to act: "Remove but thinking about other people. "
That decision to enter shows what Yeoman wants to decide his life.
"Whatever my life, I'm going to make sure it is as good as it can be."
Bad news from the geologist had been there for a long time.
Yeoman's worries about her breast health go back to 2009 when, a few months after a screening mammogram under the BreastScreen Aotearoa program, at the age of 56, she was right at her back. It was sent to a private study.
The expert, who gave a mammography of that breast, said there was no connection with additional sinister conditions and did not mean that there would be improved screening.
She was told that the reversing was a result of going back, a drop in and falling in. It was told that the reversion was running.
Relaxing, when she leaves the consultant's rooms, she made a joke that she was getting older than she had breast cancer.
It later found that the private quality of its products by the family doctor had not been fully realized, even though it had been listed as it was.
Yeoman is said to have said that as the cancer has grown in another part of the breast that it would not be found then through ultra-soft.
She has been pleased to hear from Pacific Radiology, who now runs a breast screening program in the South BDC area, although it was considered reasonable depending on the circumstances of the scenery. T on multiple-mammograms, that practice had now changed and ultra-retroareolar was also produced.
The touring situation continued ahead and she noted the forms for the next two grammatical grammes in 2010 and 2012. Both mammograms were reported as normal.
At the end of January 2015, she had a routine screening mammogram. She says that she is so harsh on her southern breast. A few weeks later she woke up one morning to find out that her right breast had changed – she was fragile and sore.
She was not surprised that she was called again for the end of February to find her right baby, and on 5 March she was shown to have her – thirsty lobby – a plush shoe – 50mm – and to her need a mastectomy.
Later with her surgeon that month to discuss her findings and the forthcoming surgeon, Yeoman announced that she had been getting too much pain behind her left ear. and that the permanent use had been available since July last year.
"He thought I didn't have to worry, saying it's quite easy when a man knows that cancer is there, to think that all pain and pain is connected there . "
But he said he would go out if she wanted. She did.
In December 2014, six months of painful pain was seen about her left ear and a deafness in the Dunedin Hospital (ED) emergency department with her GP.
She had a Nose and Throat (ENT) ear recorder who did not conduct a listening test and gave her advice with a virus and would get better, despite the fact that there were symptoms like a cold or similar. Yeoman's flu. After that she found that a schedule of that journey was not given to the ENT category.
(The chief executive of the Southern Area Health Board, Chris Fleming, says the board is improving the visibility of ED records through its computer systems, so people will have better access to them.) T
After her operation in April 2015, Yeoman was put forward for bone and CT scanning as a warning after getting out of some unusual lymph places.
Thousands of uncertainty continued regarding these faults as the responsibility for filtering a single survey on the right-hand side was replaced by responsibility.
There were two opposing electronic reports, salvaged and surrounded on computers in different regions.
“My scientist had two copies, using both different times of good intent, without understanding that they had a significant difference.” T
By June it was established that she had high-quality cancer in her bone bone.
Later that year ACC would accept her application for medical treatment, after three radiologists watched her mammograms. Everyone agreed that she could be recalled for further investigation in 2010 and should be in 2012. It appears that it was difficult to confirm cancer after the 2010 screen, but it was still "likely". The 2012 mammogram that was watched without mentioning an earlier scan was unusual.
They admitted that aggressive breast cancer could be very difficult to restore even after reversing and often there were too many people represented in legal treatment.
A medical physician advised that the slow-moving cancer was recognized in 2012 at that point of time.
Yeoman has been delighted to be able to communicate with the AGW but is deceived by pursuing his complaint to the Health and Disability Commissioner.
The Deputy Commissioner Meenal Duggal found that there was no failure to receive a breast cancer screening program in 2010 and 2012 than it would be appropriate.
"If I'd been one-and-a-half years earlier, it might not have been metastatic," said Yeoman.
In that time it had gone out of use and could not be cured.
After examining whether her remedy at ED in 2014 would have been more specific, ENT's clinical director DH Martyn Fields said it was not surprising that the diagnosis of protestant cancer had been lost.
Yeoman had been the only patient he knew about who came to the service in this way since he became a councilor in 1995, he said.
Unfortunately, the metastasis was present at that time. If monitoring was carried out, it would hopefully be diagnosed after an earlier birth. T Treatment would be the same, but earlier.
Yeoman understands that the distribution was more unusual than a bone, but he also considers the implications of the six months' experience.
It is still not convinced that the system for changing electronic records is appropriate. She is disappointed that her complaint to the DHB was copied with this, which was incorrectly put back into the paper records and the matter would have been sorted out when everything was electronic.
This is not the only issue she has received with DHB reports.
She has a story of her case, which she distributed to her, telling her that she had chemotherapy when she had only radiotherapy.
When a public statement about her case in bad weather events was made online, she said that her situation was delaying thinking not to mention the metastatic nature of the disease. After Yeoman's complaint, a revised version of the previous report appeared, but it took months before the new version was erected and the old man taken away.
Yeoman said that it may not be a big issue for the board but felt that the level was decreasing as long as that gave the incident to be invisible and "he didn't respect him". what has happened ". t
When asked if the public could feel confident in the DHB if he were to be bad at worst appearing in their public statement, Mr Fleming said the board was using it. T a language which was trying to persuade events without any detail, which could identify an individual.
Yeoman said that she is not considering every event because of her illness as a “conspiracy to personally”.
There was always misfortune in any health care, and she understood how her illness had been unusual, but the number of serious accidents was "mind-boggling".
Having raised her concerns, she had relaxed and was confident that some of these developments involved issues of concern raised including information for commissions. record and record participants. But, she was still wondering whether short staff and workers were at the heart of the problem.
Today, although her bones suffer her backbones, her skull, her ribs and her palms – "I am sorry to count now" – Yeoman stands for philosophy. , surrounded by energetic people, laughing happily and capturing life with each hand.
"My eye is still hopeful, but it is actually getting more complex and I am now going to make up a new area. But I am encouraging health professionals to be nervous about being open, transparent and honest, I think most of us understand that we are prepared to make forgiveness and movement and we know that we are like ourselves, we are all human.
“I have been sure of the power of honest information and my apology. In the life I am discovering, these are key to my recovery and treatment. "
It is maintained by a strong Christian faith, believing that its life is in the hands of God.
“For me, I mean I'm safe. Whatever happens eventually I will be safe. "
Last year she and her husband Selwyn embarked on a 12-week tour of the country, who still loves teaching, and takes on the wonderful support from her friends, friends, church and place-name. It's a big and busy job. She has seven other children, one of six children and ten children. She is continuing to appreciate the continuing expertise of the physiology department and also receive the support and encouragement of the organization to train the Beyond Breast Cancer (Expinkt) exercise at the University of Otago.
I sometimes have hard times and tears but I am always amazed by the fact that human ability is breathing and releasing when emergency strikes, bad news or blows are hitting. -starting.
She does not expect her life to be totally ahead of her but “when there is a choice, choose life”.
Natalie Yeoman's new book is coming out this year called A Maze of Grace, which has been published by Cuba Press.