it's been amazing, knowing many survivors of gynaecological cancers.
most of them will be admitted and be placed at the 2nd half of the ward, therefore, aptly being addressed as 'the patients at the back'. Their place at the back doesn't mean less attention given to them, but instead the other half of the ward is the more slow-paced, peaceful area with a simple fun, loving group of people.
but in few months time, slowly, i had grown used to calling them by their first names.
to see them go through the emotional rollercoaster of fear, anxiety, sad, depressed, grumpy, irritable, hope, joy and relief.
when a whole row of patients can share the some laughter over a few simple jokes, i knew i done more than treating them.
when a patient can share their fear and joy, i can see there is really more to life.
much much more.
their survival over their own emotional turbulence trumps their survival over the disease.
the following video had done a marvelous job in capturing that exact emotional rollercoaster in something that we take for granted everyday.
A film by Adonis Pulatus – amazing emotional, real-life roller-coaster of time-lapse photography