The Beads of Courage are such a clever and powerful tool throughout Suki’s treatment so far.
Receiving a bead each time a procedure takes place in hospital, or when a nurse visits, is very much part of the medical routine; “Have bloods taken, sit down with the nurse and count out my new beads”.
There is something strangely therapeutic about adding them to the string. We (I!) am ever so slightly obsessive about them being in chronological order. We have even gone to the trouble of having dog tags engraved to break down the months. They have become a significant part of all she continues to go through.