On July 10, a reporter from Gothenburg Post called me up and wanted an interview with me regarding the cancer care in our Province and my experience with my contacts to the care units. My husband had have contacts with her since the day he found out that I won’t get any treatment within 7 weeks which is the standard waiting time for radiation treatment. I was not very optimistic about it, how can a newspaper article about my health possibly help me to recover? No thanks, I was not interested I said and she respected my decision. But then when my husband came home and we talked about it, he convinced me to make that interview. You are not only helping yourself he said, it may help other cancer patients later on too. Ok then I’ll call her back I said and I did but I only got an answering machine. After a while she called me up and she began with the interview.
Since I was crying during the telephone interview, she told me we could continue after a week since she was not working the week after. When she came back to work on the 20th we continued with the telephone interview, and finally I got the outline for approval on the July 21. She got my approval so we decided a Photo shoot today, July 27.
So I guess this must be big! The reporter took a Photographer with her drove 600 km to and fro just to take my picture. That’s nice, what a priviledge! I feel so important at the moment.
We started taking pictures outside our home in the countryside and then drove 2 km to the lake nearby and then there they also took some pictures. I hope it will be good ones, sometimes I’m not photogenic when I’m sad. We’ll just wait and see the final result.