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As we wish 2022 farewell and enter 2023, perhaps we can all commit to being a little kinder and a little more patient, writes Melanie Verwoerd

“You look like I feel,” I said to the couple who was sitting next to me in the doctor’s waiting room.

I was still reeling with shock from the doctor’s announcement a few minutes earlier that I had to have a radical hysterectomy to remove a growth that had a 70% chance of being cancerous.

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