|Phokeng Health Care Centre|
I was sitting on a small bench waiting for the nurse to come back from a meeting when a woman sat next to me.
"So is it cancer then?"she asked.
I was stunned. What a very personal question to ask a stranger! I've gotten used to the impact of the illness had on my appearance but I didn't realise that to other people I look so unwell. ( I know I look like I've been through a warzone and I've shaved my head, which I guess, made her think of cancer. )
"No. Not cancer. Lung infection,"I replied. She introduced herself and it turned out an acquaintance is her cousin.
"It's good I'll find you easily. I want to bring you some aromatherapy oils. They will really help; help you feel and look great,"she said.
|Bench where I wait for nurse practitioner|
The nurse practitioner was happy with my health status and gave me my month's supply of meds and we set up the appointment for next month.
Last night I received a rejection from my ideal international publisher. I sent them a query letter in the morning and according to their website, they would respond in 5-7 days. But they responded the same day. I must say I was impressed. Never mind that it was a rejection, and I understand that publishers are inundated with submissions, but responding the same day? That's impressive. Anyhoo, I want to develop a project that is ideal for them. I need to put my thinking cap on.....