Healing never follows a linear path. Despite feeling good mentally, my body has been unwell for ten days – chest infection, bronchitis, throat infection and not able to breathe very well. Even though I am on the recovery path and in amazing Paris, I do not feel very well. I fly home on Wednesday and I am mentally preparing myself to do the two x 12-14 hour flights while not feeling 100 per cent.
I am really looking forward to getting home, seeing my friends and family and getting on with my normal life. I have lots of plans and am so grateful to have had this experience to help me get out of feeling that my life was starting to be defined by bc. Instead, I have had lots of laughs, inspiration, great food and come away with new friends in France, Australia and the US.
I learned how to use the Paris metro, saw so many Van Gough, Renoir and Monet paintings and have marvelled repeatedly about French history and culture. It has been a great trip. But now, if I could just get well and enjoy my final two days.
I just received a message from Tagata Pasifika that BC Nirvana will feature on their show this Thursday night in NZ. It is part of BC Awareness month and highlights BC under 45 years of age. The crew came to my final treatment at Wellington hospital and interviewed le and my friends Kylie, Anne and Moera all affected by BC. There is also an interview with my super Oncologist Kate Gregory. Check it out and I hope to see it soon too.