A new kid has come into the chemo ward, which is great for me because it gives me something else to focus on. I don't want to indulge in worrying thoughts so it's better if I can people watch. The new kid is a teenager. They get to me the most. Maybe because I have two… Continue reading A Day on the Chemo Ward, Part 2
Tag: Childhood cancer
A Day on the Chemo Ward.
Many people have asked me what it’s like in the pediatric oncology ward at the hospital, so I thought I would tell a story about a typical day spent there. Right, who am I kidding? Not one person has asked me what it’s like in the pediatric oncology ward, who in their right mind would… Continue reading A Day on the Chemo Ward.
My son survived – why bother pushing for research?
A few months ago I attended at conference on Accelerating the Development of New Oncology Drugs for Children and Adolescents. The first day was packed with fascinating, complicated presentations all revolving around the issue of how to get new drugs and new treatments available in order to save more children with cancer. Later that evening,… Continue reading My son survived – why bother pushing for research?