This time last year I wrote my very first poems and the next day I had my oncology appointment. Sitting in the waiting room, waiting as is required, I wrote my third poem aptly titled Waiting which you may read via the link if you wish.
Waiting is a poem that may resonate with anyone who has ever been in a medical waiting room; the fear generated by the appointment, the uncertainty of not knowing what news you will receive, thoughts of life and death, thoughts that things may never be the same again.
Waiting is included in my second book I am the Stars in the Sky (available from all good Amazon stores) and it really is a very good book! (Shameless promotion)
This afternoon I was back in the same waiting room for my annual review with oncology. I approached the appointment with a rational mind free from fear and worry; proof to myself of how far I’ve come over the past year. But even though I had no concerns, there was still a moment during my physical examination where I sensed I was holding my breath, simply waiting for confirmation that everything was ok.
I am pleased to share that oncology remain completely happy with me and that I’ll be back in the same waiting room in one year.