Laughter with Cancer
Sep 25, 2015 12:06:58

D101: ESCAPADE TO THE PARK!

Thanks Shelea for smuggling me out to enjoy the sun. (I told the nurse)

Gotta love Shelea for delivering her promise of wheelchairing me to the park (I still have shaky legs). I couldn’t stop laughing as we cross the road bumping over the tram line and the hustle bustle of city sleekers against me in my pyjama pants. Pretty sure, some people laughed at us.

Message of the day: It doesn’t matter what happens in your life, you can still find joy in life.

25.09.15

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Laughter with Cancer
Sep 25, 2015 03:32:56

D101: MY FIRST BED/SPA BATH – when all else fails…laugh at your situation.

Thanks Beck for my spa bath 🙂

Yesterday was tad scary when my legs just gave up on me. I shake like leaf when I tried to put strength on my arms and legs. Pretty sure, the nurse wiped my tears.

Good news is, I am feeling so much better! I did my first walk to toilet this morning. My brain CT scan is clear. I was just a little bit shaky when they assessed me. But I have been advised its nothing too alarming. Neurologist will come to check on me later to make sure I’m all good.

25.09.15
D101 of 280ish day chemo

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Laughter with Cancer
Sep 24, 2015 08:38:09

D100: HOW TO LAUGH IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

My new tall hat. Thanks to Beck, my nurse/fashion designer.

On another note, I’m not going home today. My neutrophil is dropping while I’m on tablet. So I’m back on IV again.

On a weird note, my legs gave away on me today. So, I’m glued to bed today. I’m not sure what happens but the doc plan to do CT scan on my brain today. I’m sure I’ll be okay soon enough though! 🙂

24.09.15

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Laughter with Cancer
Sep 23, 2015 07:07:26

D99: LAUGHTER and GROUP HUGS ARE THE BEST!

I asked my 2 lovely nurses Maddy and Beck to be on my impromptu vlog seeing as I’m hugging it out at St. Vincents.

As they get concern of how they look after working hard on their shift, I gave them comfort by pointing out the fact that I have no hair and its nothing to worry about lol.

It is the inside of your heart that matters.

And you girls are lovely 🙂

It’s too cute that the girls wants to keep me here than being transferred to Peter Mac haha.

PS: I just received good news, the doc just saw my blood result this morning. My numbers are picking up. So, if things are looking the same, I may be able to go home tomorrow! 🙂 Here is hoping!

23.09.15
D99 of 280ish day chemo

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Laughter with Cancer
Sep 23, 2015 02:02:07

D99: START YOUR DAY WITH A HUG

Maddy, my nurse, greeted me with laughter this morning. We both started to crack up laughing because last night before she left, I got stuck on my bed up high on a tilted angle. The most bizzare position I have ever been in. My bed was broken lol.

I told her about the page and she gave me my first hug of the day. Not long after, she came back with Nathan and Melissa for a hug rampage haha. Nice work Maddy!

My doc told me that I have to stay for a few days until my blood counts are up. My neutrophil and platelets are still low but I am feeling better each day.

I’m still waiting for bed at Peter Mac. Though Maddy wish I can stay longer here. I have been given a window view haha.

Thank you to doctors and nurses at St Vincents 🙂 You are awesome too!

I cannot wait to go home. Thanks for your prayers and well wishes everyone 🙂

Huugggsss

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Laughter with Cancer
Sep 22, 2015 12:59:15

D98: MAKE HAPPY MEMORIES

Good news is I have been moved to a ward in St Vincent. It means I’m getting better. Bad news is I have 3 other patients who are already sleeping in my room. So, I can’t do video for the day (I should have done it earlier next time).

But these photos are proof of my promise to smile every single day regardless of what happens.

Honestly, the last 3 days was tough. I got really sick. I was in pain. I felt so weak and fragile. I had tears running down my face when I chucked multiple times.

But in life, we can choose to remember a situation as a happy or sad experience. I choose to make happy memories.

I’ll remember hugs from the nurses more than chucks from being sick lol.

Special thanks to Natasha and Cornelia, my lovely nurses who looked after me today and Kim who has been making sure that I eat something every day.

Thanks for the impromptu visit Shea and Maryam.

22.09.15
D98 of 280ish day chemo

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Laughter with Cancer
Sep 22, 2015 12:11:25

These 2 doctors Dr. Barry and Dr. Ingma did a gadget experiment on me to measure oxygen ratio because I’m the most well looking patient at the ICU. So I asked a strange request for hugs in return ha 🙂

22.09.15

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Laughter with Cancer
Sep 21, 2015 12:55:19

And she is back hugging!

Hugs from St. Vincent ICU nurses.

Thank you Gloria , Paige and Elise for looking after me so well 🙂 You girls are lovely.

I have to say the peeing in the bed with a pan is first experience for me ha. That’s what happened when you get so sick and weak. So, look after your health peeps.

HDU St Vincent

21.09.15
D97 of 280ish day chemo

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