Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sat with a friend having chemo today

Can hardly believe I haven't written anything since October. About a month ago I remembered this blog;think I was just preoccupied with other things but I am back now.
Today I sat with a friend having chemo for breast cancer. It was her first session. She lives out of town and her husband works in Joburg on Wednesdays so he dropped her off and she was there alone.
I sat there as she showed me pics on her phone of her beautiful three daughters aged between 5 and 10, and if watched her eyes go spacey from the Red Devil.
I have sat on those chairs in that very same room (4 chemo +17Herceotin treatments)and I have always said that oncology centre is not depressing, thinking it was the interior design and the well-trained and friendly staff;but today realized it is primarily the architecture. The treatment room has three walls which are predominantly glass and outside are tall trees. It is like being in a  garden as the trees sway in the wind. So tranquil.
Yet I found the experience of sitting with my friend freaked me out a little;brought back so many memories.
I will be back there when she has her second treatment.