Communist Party of Australia  

Home


The Guardian

Current Issue

PDF Archive

Web Archive

Pete's Corner

Subscribe

Press Fund


CPA


About Us

Why you should ...

CPA introduction


Contact Us

facebook, twitter


Major Issues

Indigenous

Unions

Health

Housing

Climate Change

Peace

Solidarity/Other


State by State

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA


What's On

Topical


Resources

AMR

Links


Shop@CPA

Books, T-shirts, CDs/DVDs, Badges, Misc


 

Issue #1546      9 May 2012

General Secretary on the road to recovery

Dear Comrades and Friends,

I would like to thank everyone for all the flowers, cards and other gifts and messages that I have received over the past few months. I am sure that all this encouragement and support has contributed to my recovery.

To recap: I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in October last year and undertook a course of chemo and radiation treatment which ended in February with a major operation.

I have been recovering from that operation ever since and am gradually regaining my strength. The specialists advise that all cancer has been eliminated and seem pleased with my progress. However, they have warned me that it might take up to six months for me to get back my usual energy and capacity.

My daily regime is to exercise and to gradually increase my fitness and regain muscle tone. Careful and gradual increases in physical activity are the order of the day. Diet and rest are also required to help me regain my strength.

I still tire easily and quickly but this will gradually get better. I have begun to work a little at my computer at home and have begun to have visitors.

At present it appears that I will be out of action until about July. If all goes to plan, I hope to start working, possibly part-time initially, in the Party headquarters around that time.

Hannah Middleton
General Secretary, CPA

Next article – Serious questions from council elections

Back to index page

Go to What's On Go to Shop at CPA Go to Australian Marxist Review Go to Join the CPA Go to Subscribe to the Guardian Go to the CPA Maritime Branch website Go to the Resources section of our web site Go to the PDF of the Hot Earth booklet go to the World Federation of Trade Unions web site go to the Solidnet  web site Go to Find out more about the CPA