A FEW months ago I was told that my cancer had flared up again.
This meant that I needed to have radiation therapy for five weeks, and chemo therapy once a week.
The idea of having to stop work and travel to Bunbury every day was huge.
I didn’t know what to do and I was too unwell to drive myself.
I contacted Yvonne from the Cancer Council and discussed my problem with her.
I was lucky to have Richard drive me for three days the first week and my dear friend Karen committed to taking me twice a week on her days off.
Yvonne made it possible through funding, that someone from BESS Busselton Home and Community Care would take me three days a week.
Thank you to Cara for her help and to the wonderful volunteers who have driven me to and from my treatments, they have been great.
I had no idea that BESS helped so many people in the community – they do a wonderful job.
I would also like to thank my workplace and colleagues for all your support.
This has made a huge difference to my recovery.
I love the feeling of community that still exists in Busselton.
People should know that there is always a helping hand, even though at times it just seems hopeless.
I feel very grateful that I live where I live.