I have lived in Greece for quite a few years and speak the language reasonably well but my experience of the Greek medical services was limited as, fortunately I had never been ill before. When I was diagnosed with ALL on December 20th 2012, my life changed dramatically! I spent the next 8 months more or less continuously in a Greek hospital where I had to depend entirely on the Greek medical staff for my survival. I found that the only way I could deal with this was by asking very few questions about what was wrong with me, why and what they were doing about it. My attitude was "get me well and get me out of here as soon as possible"!.
In short that was what they did. I have nothing but praise for the work done by the wonderful staff at Ioannina University hospital, often under difficult circumstances due to the dire financial situation in Greece.
Also thank you to Leukaemia and Lymphoma research because you have helped me to understand my condition - I only started to do some research when I had reached the mainenance stage of my therapy and the information you provide is invaluable.
Now I am getting out and about more\and enjoying the beautiful place where I live!