Just to put some of this in perspective:
Mortality from cancer worldwideEach year more than 7.5 million people worldwide die from cancer. Because of the size of its population around half of these people (50%) are in Asia). Around 12% of deaths worldwide are from cancer. The proportion of all deaths caused by cancer varies, from only 4% in Africa to 23% in Northern America ( Figure 3.11-2). In the UK around 24% of all deaths are caused by cancer.
whilst we were chatting with a couple where the wife had been a Sister at The Royal Gwent, in one of the few units she believed functioned OK, her husband had Prostate Cancer and was waiting for news of scans with a mixture of bold equanimity and trepidation - don't we all!
The announcement was that Dr. Jason Lester's clinic was running 90 minutes late!
Actually nuisance as it may be I never really mind - he sets up his clinic on a planned time scale, as is essential, but when he sets it up he has no way of knowing just how long his patients may take to assimilate what may be very grave news and he will - as I have seen repeatedly, give the time that is needed to every patient according to that need.
I may need that time one day and I may well think of the delay but ...
So Lee and I checked in with the sister managing the clinic and asked if we could Mike Off to the canteen for an hour - no problem, the coffee is better, it is comfier and there is an outside view!
To Give Others HOPE
I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
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