I want to be brave like this woman right here. Now although she has just spent 6 days in hospital and then a further 4 in hospice (Palliative Care) she still looks like a fighter and she looks fairly happy inside. This is me (of course) back in 2006 I had been suffering from the debilitating pain that I have had recently. I was put into hospital by my Oncologist for a rest and for exploratory surgery, this is when they told me I had 3rd degree burns from the radiation and heaps of scar tissue and that I was a mess. This photo was taken just after I left the hospital and went to Hospice (Palliative Care). It is so nice there and they take such good care of you, nicer by far than hospital, they bring you in a DVD player and loan you movies, they bring you in all your meals, they let your family and friends in anytime and even stay for meals or the night if they like. It is such a supportive place. I think I should book myself in for a few days and deal with this pain as it isn't getting any better and I am so exhausted I cannot keep my eyes open whenever I sit down and stop for a while. Dangerous when driving. Anyway just thought I'd share and looking at myself here has made me feel more positive and reminds me of what a fighter I am. It's just that it's been going on for so long now that I am tired. I will pick myself up somehow and then find the strength and energy to fight this thing.
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
Posted by Jen Ballantyne at 1:37 am