Laughter with Cancer
Aug 01, 2015 10:29:27

Hugs from the nurses on ward 5.

Hug #89 : Amanda who enthusiastically hugged me. She even dragged me around to pick a spot with a nice background haha.

I didn’t get to take pic of these hug but when on my first day at chemo day unit. I hugged 2 really nice staff

Hug #90 : Chris who gave me a big welcome and looked after me. He has worked there for 9 years and you can see that he loved what he does.

Hug #91 : Kathryn, my nurse who gently inserted my double port needles and gave me a lot of education that chemo drugs derived from plants as well. She also explained that paracetamol has just as much dangerous side effect as chemo drugs. At least with chemo drug, everything is monitored. With panadol anyone can buy without restriction (my friend from UK said that in UK there is restriction in place) and overdose on paracetamol that can cause liver failure. Many products has paracetamol in it and people often mix what may look like 2 different product say lemzip and panadol to overcome head cold but taking both together won’t be good for you as it will be too much for your liver. If I can get a video with her, I’d love that you can hear it from yourself. Moral of the story : read the labels and be more aware 🙂

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Laughter with Cancer
Aug 01, 2015 10:06:44

Hug #86 : Kath who made me awesome chocolate complete with my signing date and penguin on it!

I laughed when Kath told me that her dad asked her about her signs and why she reminded me doing chemo as it is depressing. She had to explain how I do the sign everyday on my video.

It just shows that something that others seen as depressing can be seen as something uplifting for others.

Thanks again Kath 🙂

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Laughter with Cancer
Aug 01, 2015 09:57:59

Hug #85 : Kate’s son Lachlan who were too shy to be on the video. I’m lucky that I get a hug from him…though the chocolate bribe may play a big part for this to happen haha.

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Laughter with Cancer
Aug 01, 2015 09:54:53

Hug #84 : Kate a beautiful stranger who came across my page and gave me a beautiful flower. She drove down from Queensland to take her son to hospital yet still making time to see me.

Ps: Kate just moved to Queensland and I said I’ll do a shout out in this page to connect with other kindhearted people from Queensland in this page (as I believe everyone in this page has a lot of love in their heart). So, please comment if there is anyone else from Queensland and let kindness connect 🙂

31.07.15

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Laughter with Cancer
Aug 01, 2015 02:00:00

DO YOU ATTRACT AND CREATE YOUR FRIENDS CIRCLE WITH LOVE & KINDNESS?

Friendship are important and make things better. I am very lucky that I have such loving and kind friends in my life. Christina, Lizzay and Tegan came for brunch this morning. Christina came and made yummy smoothie and Lizzay brought her home made muesli. Tegan and Lizzay hang around and made frittata for lunch.

Crisi and Mark pop down and gave me a big hug too. This house is a house of love, kindness and cuddles 🙂 I have group of friends who don’t know each other. It is nice to see everyone coming in and leaves giving hug to each other even if they have never met 🙂

Health report:
I had nausea, body ache, fatigue and loss of appetite. My energy level is quite low. These VDC drugs are affecting more than IE.

Kim asked if I wanted ice cream and I said no which is surprising. Hope my appetite picks up and my nausea gets under control soon.

I’m planning to rest with no visitors day tomorrow and sleep to recover my body.

01.07.15
D46 of 280ish day chemo.

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 31, 2015 12:47:14

THERE IS NO POINT WORRYING. ACCEPT WHAT’S THERE AND DO WHAT YOU CAN.
– Wisdom by Frances another cancer patient.

My special hug #88 : Frances the cutest adorable lady. I love Frances because she told me when she lost her hair she laughed. I said,”I love you, you are my kind of people.I have to get you on video.” She agreed. I believe everyone should watch this. She is older than me but she laughs just as much as me. She said that she is a kindergarten teacher and what she loves about the kid is their honesty. I believe the kids keep her young haha.

I felt bad that I kept her for so long because the nurse asked me if I don’t mind showing my port to another patient before I can take a video with her. Frances chemo drug made her sleepy and she had to rush to go home. So, I am thankful that she waited for me.

Frances also said that her son called her James Bond. And her last word of wisdom : KEEP ON and KEEPING ON. NEVER SAY DIE

I love her to bits!

31.07.15
D45 of 280ish day chemo.

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 31, 2015 01:08:48

VISITOR : Those who messaged me wanting to visit (apology I haven’t replied one by one) feel free to visit and entertain other cancer patients with me. I’ll be at Peter Mac in ward 5 at chemo day unit from 2.30 til 5ish. Will update with seat number when I got there.

Make sure you are well as cancer patients are at high risk of infection. And the chemo day unit is an open space.

Keep smiling 🙂

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 31, 2015 00:47:41

Happy Friday 🙂

May your heart is all puffed up with love! And you all have a lovely weekend!

My face is a bit puffy from yesterday’s fluids. It matches my puffy heart too from the love and kindness I received lol.

My morning ritual : chicken broth with ginger.

CANCERPEDIA: As the doc + naturopath recommend GINGER and PEPPERMINT are good for anti nausea. Stock up and make yourself a ginger peppermint tea. The doc also said even tic tac peppermint can help. Don’t chew gum as it may increase your stomach acid.

I woke up with body ache and nausea this morning. Thanks to dr. Ann who prescribes me with anti nausea tablets to help my side effect more managable. I was given the fancy drug EMEND before chemo that will help me for a few days. This morning as soon as I woke up I took 2 x ONDANSETRON which seem to help me. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to down the broth.

PS: Special thanks for Julie Kirk for the dressing gown 🙂
31.07.15
D45 of 280ish day chemo

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 30, 2015 23:39:33

Hug #82 : My neighbour to the righ, Liz. She has an amazing story. She said she will do a video when she isn’t feeling tired. Even when she is tired, she wants to hug me. “I’ll take off my wig to be fair.” as she got ready to hug me. Bless her. Then, she said,”I’ll smile for you”. It makes my heart glitters with joy! She asked for my name and said I’ll be in her list of prayer. You’ll be in mine too Liz 🙂

She has been doing chemo for 4 years, what a champ. She was diagnosed with lung cancer and the doc given her til Christmas 2012. Miracle does happen 🙂 I hope I get to video her so you can hear the story yourself.

Thanking you and I hope the drug works this time.

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