Today is our 29th wedding anniversary and instead of celebrating the day, we are traveling to Sahlgrenska University Hospital for registration before my planned operation. According to the notification this could take 6 hours. I don’t know what I have to do in 6 hours. We’ll see. I feel so tense and nervous.

I and my hubby were picked up by a taxi at 4:52 AM. Reached Skaraborgs Hospital at 5:30 and further with the Ronden bus that will bring us to Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg. The trip takes almost 5 hours. I’m taking my breakfast and try to sleep later.

For this trip I paid only 60.00 SEK, my husband traveled with me for free as my companion. It’s so cheap because I got a prescription from my doctor for travel to and fro SU. It’s very nice to live in countries like Sweden where medicare is almost free including travel.  

Arrived at Sahlgrenska 9:35 AM and reported at the reception at Women’s clinic division 68/67. My scheduled time was 10:00 but we were fetch by a nice nurse at 10:30. We went through my papers and referrals from our provincial hospital. She explained to me about the procedures which I would undergo on monday the 6th of July. They will examine me under general anesthesia. They took some blood test and my blood pressure was good 125/72. I got also the chance to talk to the doctor and ask some questions. She explained to me that they would probably start with radiation therapy to shrink the cancer to at least to the maximum size of 4 cm for an operation and to kill cancer cells that spread on the surrounding tissues of the cervix.

I got lunch at 12:00 o’clock while my husband ate at the restaurant nearby. At around 1:00 PM we were called to talk to the anesthesiologist, answered some questions and also given the chance to ask some questions. We were finished around 1:30 PM. I called for a taxi to bring us home and he pick us up at 2:40 PM. We had 2 co-passengers other than me and my husband of course. One lives on a suburb to Gothenburg and the other one lives about 35 km from us. For this trip I paid 150.00 SEK which should have cost more or less 3,000.00 SEK. The trip with the taxi took almost 4 hours.

Salgrenska University Hospital

NOTE: On monday July 6, 2015 I will be having a thorough examination with general anesthesia to determine which procedure to take to get rid of the cancer. I will be going there already on sunday afternoon, staying overnight to have the examination early monday. As I mentioned earlier, they will possibly start with Radiation therapy after my examination on monday.

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I am a swedish citizen with asian origin, lives in Sweden, entrepreneur, accountant, fashion designer, dressmaker, professional interpreter and translator and from year 2014, I also became a local politician with some assignments from the local government. I moved to Sweden after marriage with a Swedish national in 1986. Two years later we got a son followed by a daughter after 21 months. Satisfied with life in fact, I guess I got all I wished for, it feels I have everything. Being married is not just a bed of roses, the roses have thorns also and you can get it at times but we’ve always been doing pretty good. Kinder and better husband I do not think I can get, everyone has their flaws and life becomes easier if you can accept them. I’m not a perfect person either. I became a grandmother quite young, only 45 years old, was a little skeptical at first but then I loved to be one. Now I am already a grandmother of two, a boy and a girl of 20 months between them, such a great feeling, it feels like it was a replay of my life. When I have both of them at home, it feels like I was young again and is the mother of small children. I can not explain but so damn good it is. When I moved to Sweden I knew nothing about the country, but now it feels like I’ve always lived here. I speak Swedish better than my native language, better in Swedish grammar than my husband, it may sound strange but it’s true. I dream even in Swedish. I hang out with many Swedes, have worked and still working in Swedish companies. I go to the Swedish church though I am a Roman Catholic. We believe in the same God anyway. I’ve adapted pretty well in Swedish society. I think I have to adjust to that country I moved to, not the country or its citizens to adapt to me. Sweden has no responsibility whatsoever that I wanted to move here so I could not demand anything else, but now a citizen, I think I have the right as any other native Swedes. I pay taxes and do my duties as a citizen. I think I am a good role model and a loyal citizen and can fight for my new country.

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