A volunteer who supported Susanne during her radiation treatment was a great inspiration for her.
And she (volunteer through cancer connections) would tell me about her experience, what helped her and that was really awesome. By the time I arrived in (city in British Columbia) at the cancer lodge, there was a note and a card on the bed and it was from her and that was my inspiration and I taped it to the wall. It was Christmas when I was there, like December, so I was there at the lodge right until December 22nd and or no, the 22nd was my last treatment and then I stayed until the 23rd and then checked out and went to my sister’s apartment. And the whole way through, I had this inspiration from her and it was pretty neat.
More from: Susanne
- Radiation therapy – SusanneA volunteer who supported Susanne during her radiation treatment was a great inspiration for her.
- Chemotherapy – SusanneSusanne felt comfortable in a welcoming and cozy environment for her chemo.
- Challenging emotions – SusanneSusanne described her fears of dying when she had not yet received her full diagnosis.
- Perspectives on treatment pathways – SusanneSusanne was treated rapidly and had a period of 5 minutes to decide whether she wanted to do a lumpectomy and chemotherapy.
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