Its been a tough month for the crew of Amandla.
The Captain did not receive the ‘clean bill of health’ he’d communicated to me when he was traveling in Italy . I got the real story when he returned to Amandla in mid-December. He wanted to tell me in person rather than over the phone. His cancer is back.
The good news is that he’s arranged an outpatient treatment plan through April with a top doctor in Sydney who is optimistic that he will respond well. Fabio decided to be treated locally rather than in Italy so he could enjoy summer in Sydney and remain on Amandla, his home.
The first of six cycles started in January with some uncomfortable side-effects, but the love of good friends here in Australia and around the globe before and after the treatment has allowed The Captain to remain upbeat.
I am struggling with words these days. For me, photography is offering a welcome source of respite.
To stay sane and hone my craft, I’ve started a ‘Project 366’ daily photo post on my Instagram page. A few highlights from my January gallery appears below.
The Captain is now in-between treatment cycles, so we’ve taken a road trip to Melbourne to see the sights and spend time with friends. More on that in the next post.