Second week of treatment

This is my second week of treatment and I have booked an overnight hotel for me and my husband. I’ll have a late radiation today at 4:05 PM. We left home with a taxi at 12:20 PM and finally at Sahlgrenska at 3:30 PM  so I had to wait for an hour for a 2 minutes treatment. Then we were brought by a taxi to the hotel, about 10 minutes drive from the hospital. Here we will be staying until friday, just going to and fro the hospital under my treatment.

The hotel is on the 3rd floor of Högsbo Hospital. We got a spacious room with a toilet and bath just on the next door. It’s ok, quiet and fresh temporary residence, good food and nice personnel. I don’t have much appetite though but I try to eat so much as I could because I feel so weak at the same time, feels like I haven’t eaten for many days. I feel sick as if I have eaten a lot of newspapers and ready to throw up anytime! I have diarrea too and at the same time hard in the stomach at times. I don’t understand anything anymore.
On Wednesday, the radiation machine at room 9, where I am having my treatment, broke and patients on room 9 must be treated on other rooms. I was treated at room 8. This made a late on the flow in almost 1 hour. My taxi had to pick up other passengers so I had to call for another taxi. 
On Thursday was just the same but this time I waited just around 15 minutes beyond my scheduled time and the taxi driver came to pick me up, I was 2 minutes late on the scheduled time. Coming back at the hotel, I felt alone, my husband went home this morning to get our car so we could go for a weekend holiday in the south of Sweden tomorrow afternoon, friday.

Published by queenkeandra

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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