And when I awoke,
I was alone
this bird had flown.
My much-loved friend has throat cancer. No, he is not a smoker.
I was by his side for six hours of complex surgery.
Most meaningful and wonderful thing I have ever done.
It was a privilege to be there.
It is a privilege to be his friend.
As my son said, “It’s just what you do for your friends, Mummy.”
Brad’s story is one that he, his family and I hope will help others in the future.
Smoking and alcohol are no longer the leading cause of throat cancer in Australia.
Indeed there is now a vaccine for what IS the leading cause of throat cancer.
I have watched Brad’s surgery, and now I am watching his recovery and ongoing treatment.
Throat cancer is not something you want to have to deal with.