I stepped into a lift one day and a voice said 'Press D'.
'What's D for?', I asked, instinctively. Looking around, I saw a small speaker set in the steel wall. The voice came from there.
D is for diagnosis', it said. 'Silly. Go on, press it, you ordered the blood test. You can’t back out now.'
Ten months later, I was still stuck in the lift.
'OK, press R' and you’re out of here.
'R is for remission - slow coach!'
I pressed R and the doors opened. I stepped out, into an empty lobby. I wondered where I was. Still do.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.