I have had a few strong responses to the interview but that is life. The key point as I discussed with Senator Richard Di Natale this morning is the need to get consider debate and suggestion on the current bill. Are the safeguards appropriate, is it a workable act ? Then we can move to the discussion around should it be enacted or not rather than quibble over the wording.
Interview with Gary Adshead on 6PR Perth from this morning
Outside this my life remains interesting, full and bizzare. Eliz and I are going to the Barossa Valley on Friday through Monday then back for hospital chemo Tuesday. We have become astute in balancing activity around the cycle of chemo i.e. week 1 stuffed, i.e. next week, week 2 tired needing naps, week 3 OK and week 4 this one can put in a full day.
Having visited the oncologist today was also exciting. We had a long chat around Dying, the ethics and the future issues the world faces. He had an interesting lens especially around the history to palliative care and development of chemo through to the fact that moving forward it is Cancer and Alzheimer diseases that will plague us. What this leads to in terms of legislation like Dying with Dignity and patient instructions and how those are managed is a real current issue. The inevitable ? of how long do I have came up and the answer is how long is a piece of string? Will get another scan in August to see what the enemy inside is staging.
Pain 0/10 Mental Health 10/10 Physical Health 7.9/10 Life Enjoyment 10/10