Nell: You’re up early this morning.
Me: Yes. It’s my Wednesday Writers workshop and then I’m off to the hospital for my cancer checkup.
Nell: You look worried.
Me: There are a few things I’d like them to check on.
Nell: It will be fine.
Me: I hope so.
Nell: If there is anything of concern they will monitor it and then remove it if necessary.
Me: Thank goodness for the NHS.
Nell: It’s completely understandable that you’re worried. Anyone would be.
Nell: The important thing is to get it checked.
Me: You’re right.
Nell: It’s the reason why you decided to share your cancer journey.
Me: It is. If one person gets themselves checked because of me then it’s worth it.
Nell: In the meantime let’s concentrate on happier things. It’s less than two weeks until Alice, Andre and the grandchildren are visiting.
Me: I’m so excited. It really isn’t long now.
Nell; They’re spending three weeks here and then you go back to Berlin with them for a holiday.
Me: Yes. I hope they have good weather while they’re here.
Nell: It’s been so hot in Germany recently that a few weeks of cooler weather will be much appreciated.
Nell: So, don’t worry about that.
Me: No. I have enough to worry about already.
Nell: Stop jumping ahead of yourself. Unleash that inner warrior.
Me: I think I might have misplaced her.
Nell: She’s there. You just have to find her.
Nell: Have you had any breakfast yet?
Me: I’m not very hungry.
Nell: Well, David’s on his way upstairs right now with toast and cuddles.
Me: Bless him.
Nell: It’s just what you need.
Me: Sorry for being a bit anxious.
Nell: Cancer is scary. No need for sorries. Not today.