Wednesday September 15, 2004
one day at a time
You know, if you keep your eyes peeled, you can learn at least one new thing each and every day.
Today I took advantage of my sick day off work to take my sister CY to her radiotherapy treatment, and I was lucky enough to learn several new things:
- Siemens make more electronic 'gadgets' than just mobile phones.
- Matters of the heart will always separate your true friends from your acquaintances, especially if you've fallen in love with your ex-boyfriend's best friend. It doesn't matter if you have malignant cancer and therefore have changed your outlook on life to accomodate this fact.
- Corollary: these people always have an opinion and don't seem to care who it hurts or how short-sighted they're being. Also they don't seem to realise that their opinion and $2.50 will buy them a cup of coffee. Maybe.
- It apparently takes at least 6 kinds of chocolate a day to help fight anaplastic astrocytomas. At last count at my mum's place, there were 2 half-eaten family blocks of Cadbury's Three Wishes, a family block of Milky Way Coconut Rough, an untouched family block of Cadbury Dairy Milk, 3 packets of unopened Tim Tams, and probably a Mother's Day sized box of Dairy Milk Tray. Oh. And a packets of handmade chocolate-dipped shortbread bikkies shaped like hearts. One of the nurse's at the radiotherapy centre makes them :).
- That my sister's laugh can be heard down the other side of the radiotherapy ward, even when she's shut up in a room designed to stop even the smallest radioactive particle from leaking.
posted by goldie @ 10:57 PM on 09.15.04 : ping