Laughter with Cancer
Jul 21, 2015 01:12:48

Now, that I have passed my first cycle (Each cycle consists of 5 chemo drugs : VDC for 2 days and IE for 5 days with 2 weeks break in between).

I have just been advised my next round will be at chemo day unit on 30th and 31st July for my VDC. It will be my first experience at the day unit. I still need to do 5 days inpatient for IE.

2 down, 12 to go!!

Ps: Anyone up for doing Hospital Fun Run ? If we get enough people interested in doing hospital drop off/pick up, this could be an opportunity to help other cancer patients to have hospital fun run too. I can just taxi it but chemo is more fun when you have friends around πŸ™‚

More info on my type of cancer – Ewing Sarcoma : http://sarcomahelp.org/ewings-sarcoma.html

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 20, 2015 22:49:32

Good morning. May your day be joyful πŸ™‚

Whatever you FOCUS on, you will see MORE of it.

What do you want to see more in your life?

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 20, 2015 13:26:17

Do you HAVE FAITH that ALL SHALL BE WELL?

Laughter before bed. My mum has slowly learned English. She is the cutest haha.
I also want to give credit to Kim, who has been giving me a lot of support in my journey even if she is a camera shy.

I have two amazing women besides me to take me through the next 9 months. Woo hoo yeah I have passed my one month journey!!

Good night. Sweet dreams πŸ™‚

Love & Hugs,
Nat + mum! πŸ™‚

20.07.15
D34 of 280ish day chemo

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 19, 2015 22:27:47

Good morning πŸ™‚ I am feeling better today. Thank you for your love.

Starting today, I invite you to share your “Start your day with a SMILE project “. As much as this is my commitment to keep on smiling, I want to dedicate this as my pledge to stay positive no matter what for mum.

Post your smile and join the smiling force! Happy Monday πŸ™‚ xx

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 19, 2015 13:37:05

Do you BELIEVE in MIRACLE?

Thank you so much for your love, prayers and healing vibes! Miracle happens and I feel a lot better today πŸ™‚

I believe the world saw my vulnerable moment yesterday. If I had the choice, I would have done another video. Unfortunately, life happens and take away our choices.

By grace, I was put in a situation to be vulnerable and exposed myself to be brutally honest with my emotions. May this give freedom for others to open their hearts and be vulnerable too. As I have met many on my journey who build their walls for far too long.

Mum’s love made me all teary. Pain I can bear but love gets me everytime πŸ™‚

I believe in miracle. THE LOVE MIRACLE πŸ™‚

19.07.15
D33 of 280ish day chemo

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 18, 2015 11:40:02

Do you have the DETERMINATION to STAY POSITIVE even when bad days hit you?

I am unsure if I should post this as there were tears…but also laughter as always. I ran out of spoon to do another video as I am unwell today. Hope this will still make you smile πŸ™‚

I’m the sickest I have been this round. I vomitted in the morning. My walking pace is down to turtle level lol. My energy level is on one breath at a time. I had to laugh when mum had to hold me and walk me to the toilet. There are days where simple things take a lot of effort. But, mum shared her determination to stay positive. I want to share that with you too. It will pass…and good days are coming.

For cancer friends out there, I am curious does your chemo brain cause you to stutter too?

18.07.15
D32 of 280ish day chemo

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 17, 2015 13:50:58

Do you dare to BE CRAZY?

The cray cray ones are the ones seeing things differently and doing it out of ordinary. Life is a lot more fun this way πŸ™‚

Have a crazy Friday.

17.06.15
D31 of 280ish day chemo

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 17, 2015 03:48:24

Day 3 post chemo. I’m back on my juice again.

– Mixed berries (antioxidant)
– Brocolli
– Pomegranate seeds
– Grape
– Kiwi (high on vit c)
– Bok choy (I usually use Kale)
– Flaxseed oil (omega 3)
– Walnut (brain food).

They tasted yum too. Those jam packed fiber works magic for your bowels too.

PS: Nutribullet is your bestie during chemo.

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 16, 2015 11:01:42

Have you MADE TIME for you and your LOVED ones?

I love my mum so much. I have never been closer to her than now. I have shared her stories about me that I haven’t shared before. Because that is the gift of cancer, life becomes more transparent.

Through PAIN, we are given SOLACE if we are open to RECEIVE it.
Through DARKNESS, we are given LIGHT if we are open to SEE it.
Through TEARS, we are given LOVE if we are open to FEEL it.

Health report:
This round is definitely better than my first round. I slept around 10 – 12 hours. Last round I was in bed for 16-20 hours a day.

Cancerpedia: MOVICOL is your best friend if you have constipation. You need to gauge how your body works as you don’t want to tip it off. I have been taking once daily. I’m stopping it tomorrow, once I am back on my green juice for fiber. I have been taking natural supplements and advised to give 3 days break before and after chemo. Hopefully, tomorrow I don’t have to drug myself up for my nausea and can use healthier alternatives.

This round seems to affect my brain and speech more than last round. Last round of VDC gave me more fatigue and body ache. The docs say this round of IFOSFAMIDE and ETOPOSIDE can cause confusion. Some of the anti nausea tablet I’m taking may affect mental alertness too.

I am down to 60.6. I lost about 6 kg in 3 days. But I am looking forward to claiming back my tastebuds and eating my mum’s yummy food before my next round in 2 weeks. Hopefully, it comes back soon πŸ™‚

16.07.15
D30 of 280ish day chemo

PS: Special thank you for my sister in law who bought me the PEACE jumper πŸ™‚

Love & Hugs always

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 15, 2015 23:30:57

Something to make you smile : Guess how many strangers can you hug in 90 minutes?

When, I started Hugs For Change project late last year. I never thought we would raise $6622 to help FundaciΓ³n Mariposas Amarillas provide access to education, water and nutrition for the slum children in Colombia.

I have amazing team behind me who made this happens. I have found a BELIEVER like me and together we MAKE DREAMS come TRUE.

Be a Believer πŸ™‚
…and a hugger too of course!

Now, you know why I am a big fan of hugging: http://www.hugsforchange.org

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