Wait For It

Man waiting with his dog

Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by ADMIN-TOM

There are no two ways about it. Having cancer means you must play the waiting game. I’ve said it before in another of my blog pieces, here, that you must be a patient patient. Not only do you have to lie in a bed for hours waiting for the drip, drip, drip of chemicals flowing into your body. You must wait for test results, new appointments, blood results and a variety of other little annoying experiences that make you wait to experience them.

But the worst, by far, is the end of treatment and yet another round of blood tests followed by a biopsy. Then you must wait weeks to be told you have, or don’t have, the all clear. On Tuesday, 23rd May, tomorrow, I get my results and I have had to wait, patiently, for the results.

I am a patient person, luckily. I know how to wait. I’m English, and we invented the art of queuing and waiting patiently. But these three weeks have tested my patience to the limit. Today I’ll put the appointment out of my head until Tuesday comes around. Naturally, my appointment with my Oncologist isn’t until eleven in the morning, so it’s going to be a slow Tuesday.

Oh well. Patience is a virtue – try telling that to a cancer patient.

Copyright © Tom Kane 2023

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