6th week of treatment and internal radiation

Monday the 21st of September my daughter arrived early in the morning to follow me for a week on my treatment. We went by taxi as usual and arrived at the oncoligical ward around 9:30 AM. I registered and I was taken care of a couple of nurses and another doctor. We stayed on the same room I got last week, a very exclusive with a balcony, own toilet and shower, a wide screen tv, arm chair and stool. I will be staying here overnight to have a bracky therapy tomorrow. I went to the radiation as usual.

Today, tuesday I had same procedure of the bracky therapy as last time only that they pick me up to move to the therapy ward at 9:00 AM and was finally back at the oncological ward around 4 PM and stayed there for a while. We took the taxi and arrived at the hotel exactly right after the dinner was served. I and my daughter got a double room.

I am becoming more and more weak, have diarrhea and difficulty to eat because I feel sick most of the time and I’m getting tired of eating medicine. I’m so grateful my daughter is with me. The radiation continued everyday as usual.

After my radiation therapy today, thursday, I and my daughter and my good friend went to the WOK restaurant in Gothenburg and we ate a lot. My daughter paid for our dinner. It was a very nice date with two of the closest persons in my life. We went shopping too and bought some things for my grandchildren.

We are going home after my chemo therapy tomorrow.

Internal radiation (brachytherapy) involves placement of radioactive material inside the tumor itself to destroy cancer cells.

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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