By Euro Weekly News Media • 18 June 2015 • 4:00
So far so good with the radiotherapy. I started having treatments in the evening but that wasn´t suitable with two children so they kindly made an exception and gave me a morning appointment.The disadvantage of having a morning slot is that is tremendously difficult to park near the Carlos Haya Hospital. So a few days ago I was desperately looking for a parking spot to avoid going into the car park but it was proving tough. Suddenly I spotted an opening and whizzed across the road performing an illegal maneuver that did not go unnoticed by the Police. My mind went into overdrive and I have to say I was a little bit wicked. I pulled my wig down to one side at a rather jaunty angle and opened my window. The Police office regarded me for a moment and asked if I was aware of my infraction. I replied that I was terribly sorry and that I was late for my radiotherapy. He looked at me again and waved me on! Thank Goodness. Always look on the bright side.Today however was a different matter. Having been used to going in and finishing my treatment relatively quickly I was to experience the infamous delays that I had heard about.When you arrive for therapy you have to deposit a little card through a postbox to let the team know you are in the waiting room. I noticed that it seemed unusually busy today. People seemed anxious and with good reason. The machine had broken down. It was ´my´ machine number 2! So we sat there for hours while the technician fixed it. Finally it was back in action but just before I was called in it broke down again. Typical.Everyone was getting hungry but spirits were high and the Andalusian sense of humour carried us through. Finally the machine was fixed after a second breakdown and I managed to complete my session. I was against the clock as a friend was landing at Malaga airport for a flying visit.As I write this she sits by me. She’s a life-long friend where no words are necessary. I feel hugely boosted by her presence. I have been in quite a dark place of late and her visit is just what the doctor ordered. As soon as the sun is eclipsed by a cloud and life seems without purpose a ray of light bursts out keeping your faith in hope and happiness alive.Everything is possible in this strange and unpredictable world.
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