Tuesdays at the chemo unit, Wedneday, September 12, 2012




Yesterday was a great day at the chemo unit. I had a nurse I’d never had before who was so skilled I barely felt the needle go in. Sigh. Happiness is a good nurse.

Then, for the icing on the cake, a gaggle of my favourite nurses were clustered in the areas around me. I felt like the most popular kid in school with the nurses all smiling and calling, “Hey Sam, how’s it going?”, “See you later Sam.” “Sammy!” (there’s one nurse, who, inexplicably calls me Sammy – it’s quite endearing actually)

I felt enveloped by this lovely group of men and women who take such good care of me and who know me and who make the chemo unit as pleasant a place as possible to be. They all know my name is not Gayle, even though that’s the name on the card. They all know I’m not pregnant. They are not gooey sweet, they are just skilled,  good hearted and light-hearted and love to laugh. And they all care.


Aren’t I lucky?



2 thoughts on “Tuesdays at the chemo unit, Wedneday, September 12, 2012

  1. deborah colman says:

    Your experience at the chemo unit reminds me of the movie called ‘Intouchables’ – a french film in English subtitles. The movie is about a REAL relationship between a quadriplegic man and his care-provider.
    It’s been a while since I’ve clicked through to the website – It’s looking great Sam. Congratulations!

  2. Ultra Sounds says:

    Thanks Deborah! I will look out for the movie.

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