|Award of Excellence
Lene Palfelt has gone to her mother’s house after one of the six chemotherapy treatments she received.
“Chemotherapy is poison to the body and many become very sick. For me it can be best described as a powerful hangover. That is why I put myself in a kind of “self-induced coma” the first three days after every treatment. I did not eat anything, drank very little and slept, slept, slept. My mother only woke me up to give me pills. I brought along my youngest daughter Karla. My mother took care of her while my husband Simon and our two oldest daughters Laura and Sarah were at home. When I went home again I had 17 or 18 good days before the next treatment.
As a mother it can be hard to go away from your family, but I think that it was good for everyone that I left them for those days. They did not have to relate to my condition and I did not have to feel bad that I couldn’t participate like I am used to.”