Winter has arrived with a bang. Temperature in Jo'burg this morning at 07:30 was 1 degree.
End of another week, hooray! 19 radiation treatments completed and 14 to go.
From yesterday evening things have been a little tough. Got home today after the treatment and have spent most of the day sleeping on and off. I am sure that having the weekend off will allow me to build my strength and resolve. Enough of that now.
Being involved closely in the whole cancer thing, I find it almost scary to see how many people are affected. The number of people, both young and old, who present themselves to receive daily radio-therapy treatment is almost mind blowing. Most look as if they are not ill at all.
When I listen to some of the stories and personal experiences as told by fellow patients, it is also concerning to hear the instances of patient mis-management and the apparent lack of information given to patients.
I believe there is a great need for a proper cancer support organisation. Yes, I know there are many but some of the advice that I have seen given, particularly on the Internet, leaves a lot to be desired.
Ok, enough from a very cold and dark Johannesburg. Enjoy the weekend.