Watercolour on paper, 4x6"
My experience in TYA was an odd mixture of 'exhausting day job' and 'hanging out with friends'. I had a great relationship with the nurses; and looked forward to seeing them, and after some time, I got to recognise other patients who were also on longer-term treatments. There was a quiet cameraderie between us all, I think, and now I'm off in Adult Chemo, I often wonder how they're all doing.
Of course, the medical side of things was rough. At this time, my treatments were long; I would spend 5-6 days at a time there, having 6-hour treatments. In winter, I'd arrive before the sun rose and leave after it had set. The long journeys down to London and back felt like a commute.
It's often said that having cancer is a full-time job. They're not kidding.
Here, a TYA nurse is preparing chemo for a patient.