Super Mom

2nd Chemo

I knew what to expect. Which made the thought of the second chemo much easier. It’s just that it takes so long!

We drive into the parking lot, when Tommie said “There is Dion.” Now, Tommie knows everyone in town, or so it feels. Dion, could be any one of the many people he knows. As I was focused on getting everything in the bag for chemo, I didn’t really listen. Then he said “There’s Christel!”, that’s when I listened.

I got out of the car and there was Stel and Dion. How? We live 200km away… Here just to keep me company during chemo? I was sooo happy!

We just sat down and caught up with news from their new Northern Cape friends, when Liesl came in with coffee! More of us! By the time I was settled with drips and all, my mom, Dad and Jason also joined us.

There was not a moment that I was alone. Not a moment to think how much longer it will take the poisen to flow through my veins.

We laughed, entertained nurses and hopefully put a smile on some patients faces.

Stel, Dion… Thank you. Your support and the visit all day. You kept me smiling. Thank you for that.

Stel, thank you for being my person.

12 responses

  1. Noid

    We love you Mel.

    Your attitude and how you are facing this challenge is an inspiration!

    December 21, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    • Thank you Dion.

      December 21, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      • Noid


        December 21, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    • Thank you for giving your time and energy, your day to drive me and let me sleep in the car because my body is now sore and I’m anxious to the point of wanting to vomit. I love and appreciate all you do. Especially for Mel. x

      December 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      • Yes, I love you for bringing me and Stel back together.

        December 21, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      • Noid

        I love you more😉

        December 21, 2017 at 7:46 pm

  2. You are so much braver than I’ve ever been. I always said you are the best part of me. I love you Mel. Imagine there was no 200 km to travel to get to you, how on earth would my world continue to turn? Distance is mere space that takes time.

    I love you from the depth of my very soul. You know my light and you know my dark – yet you have loved, accepted and encouraged me all the days of my life. Nothing I could do can repay the kindness and friendship you have shown me.

    Soos bloed.

    December 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    • Altyd.

      December 21, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    • Noid


      December 21, 2017 at 7:47 pm

  3. Support from loved ones is a beautiful thing. I wish you enough ⚘

    December 21, 2017 at 8:10 pm

  4. Awesomeness! Reminds me of when my Capetown parents rocked up in Pretoria’s ABJ Oncology! I blogged about that memorable last one:

    Sent from my iPhone


    December 21, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    • Support is sooo important!

      December 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm

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