Dr Timothy Crook
18th April 2020
My wife Lynn was being treat for HER2 breast cancer which had spread to other parts of her body. The prognosis was not good and to read about it was quite depressing for us both.
With the arrival of Dr Timothy Crook at the St Lukes Cancer Centre within the Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford our outlook on Lynns condition was transformed.
Mr Crook was something very unique. HIS bedside approach made you feel at ease by speaking to us in a language we both understood. Mr Crooks wealth of knowledge on treatments regimes and the drugs being used is unbelievable. He often mentioned about new drugs in the pipeline and made us feel totally at ease. He often said ‘ there is a lot of life left in you yet Lynn) How re assuring that was to us.
Being under the care of this very special man and being cared for by Mr Crook was like meeting another person, similar to that person who lives above the clouds. Mr Crook is a miracle gift to us all and the NHS. I always remember him saying to us in his clinic “ I always listen to the patient” and he does. On one such consultation my wife mentioned a slight headache and immediately Mr Crook arranged for a head scan.
That scan later revealed that Lynn had Leptomeningeal Carcinomatous. Another blow to Lynns health and outlook being grim if the Lepto matures. Mr Crooks swift action by arranging scans and radiotherapy to the head allows Lynn to be here today nearly 18 months after the Lepto diagnosis and 5 years on from the original diagnosis of terminal HER2 Breast, Lung, Liver, Bone and where next. Great it was that we met Mr Crook as our Oncologist. Then we told he was leaving for other pastures.
The good life somehow always ends. Immediately I thought how fortunate Lynn was to be a patient under Mr Crooks care and his LED Nurse Sue Nash.
In summary, Lynn was so lucky to have had Mr Crook caring for her, and others alike will have had his special unique approach to Cancer Patients. Our NHS Is great and Mr Crook is one who makes it the way.
Thank you Mr Crook for all you have done for us and how lucky others are to have such a special person taking care of them.
I hope we have the pleasure to meet you again. Lynn now on trail chemotherapy.