Laughter with Cancer
Jul 29, 2015 13:40:41

Have you made someone LAUGH today?

Miriam laughed when I showed her the video of my friend making a smiley face at the back of my head when my hair fell out and she shared how she cried when that happens.

I have to say it was a shock to me but when you can laugh about it, it makes things lighter.

Through laughter friendship are made, words are heard, love are shared and arms are open for hugs.

Making a difference can be as simple as a smile.

Every day there is always a story.
What is your story?

29.07.15
D43 of 280ish day chemo

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 29, 2015 09:02:55

Doc appointment went well today. For those who want to come for hugs (provided you are well), I am scheduled for chemo at ward 5 tomorrow from 9.30 – 6ish and then Friday from 2.30 – 5ish. I don’t have to stay in this round YAY 🙂

I hugged my first Ewing Sarcoma friend today and 2 volunteers at Peter Mac lol. My new friend Miriam is a sweetheart. She asked how old I am because Ewing usually happens to young people ha. She is giving me a lot of tips including the discipline to eat every hour (She requested to show the banana haha) + eating a lot of beans and red beans for blood counts. And, to look after yourself from risk of infections. She said even 7 months after her treatment is done her energy level is still not back to normal. She also said, she lost her eyebrows and eye lashes during the process. I’m going to look even funnier soon lol. I believe she is my hug #72 🙂 I still have hug 50-71 to be uploaded oops.

29.07.15
D42 of 280ish day chemo

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 28, 2015 23:44:19

I should start my line of handmade card haha.

All you need is LOVE 🙂
So I am sending you a giant love bomb.

When someone hurt you, rather than sending them hatred. I challenge you to send them love. After all, if they experience as much love in their world as you do then why would they do the things they do?

Imagine how different our world would be if we see it with love and compassion…not just to others but also to ourselves? Often we are our own worst critic.

About to go for my doc appointment today. Send me awesome vibes so my blood tests are good to go for chemo tomorrow.

Love and hugs,
Nat xx

29.07.15
D42 of 280ish day chemo.

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 28, 2015 13:47:25

Do you dare to be (baldly) DIFFERENT?

I want to share my first experience of being bald in public last Sunday. For a split second, I wonder if I would make people feel uncomfortable but I realised the deeper reason is I was uncomfortable with people associating me with being sick. My hair is not totally gone yet which made me stand out. Lucky, Kim kept me grounded by saying,”Who cares?”. Bless her 🙂

I reflected on it, accepted it and move forward. Cancer is not who I am, it is just a part me and my life story. Who we are is bigger than that and the world need to see all these different stories of us that make us who we are.

My friend asked me if people were starring at me. I replied,” I have no clue, I was busy doing my own thing.” lol

For my cancer friends out there, do you go out bald in public or you would rather people not know about you being sick?

I know that I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. There is nothing to be sorry for. So far, cancer has been a blessing that taught and given me so much. My relationship with my mum and my friends has gone to the next level. The way I see life has changed drastically. And, it is just the beginning…

28.07.15
D42 of 280ish day chemo

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 28, 2015 00:42:11

Question for my cancer friends : Do you get blue under your nail from chemo too? Please feel free to share any handy tips for others too 🙂

I noticed it on day 35 and it has grown bigger now on my thumb and index finger. I can only assume that it will spread to the rest of my fingers. I read that it is common side effect from chemo…among others like having lines and being brittle, that I hope I won’t get.

Excuse my manky nails and wrinkles from dry skin. I still haven’t mastered the habit of putting hand cream continuously.

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 27, 2015 23:20:24

Happy Tuesday 😀

He who has health has hope
but he who has HOPE has EVERYTHING 🙂
#arabian #proverb

Aiming to gain weight with juicing, this juice contain a lot of natural sugar from the fruits. I aim to have 5 different fruits. Blueberries are high in antioxidant too:

Fruits:
– Blueberries
– Strawberries
– Raspberries
– Boysenberries
– Pear

Nuts (healthy fat):
– Walnut
– Pumpkin seed
– Chia seed
– Sunflower seed

Vegie (fiber):
– Spinach
– Brocolli

+ Flax seed oil (high in omega 3)

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 27, 2015 12:51:37

Have you said your GRACE?

My mum leaves behind a positive habit for me. She said,”When I’m not around make sure that you still say your grace.”

Her grace goes beyond religion. What I love about her grace is that she prayers for whoever is on the table too. She prayed for all my friends who visited me. I may be bias I can vouch that her prayers works 🙂

It’ll be a positive habit that we all can have in our life too. A constant reminder of the good in our life and to send love for the people in our life.

Are you up for this challenge?

27.07.15
D41 of 280ish day chemo

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Jul 26, 2015 23:52:41

Happy Monday 🙂

Poor Monday often get gruntled by many.

I have a challenge for you. For once, thank Monday and set the intention that this start of the week is a special day for you. When we start it with a good day, chances are it will be a good week too.

Sending you LOVE…beyond words 🙂

May you have a lovely week ahead.

27.07.15
D41 of 280ish day chemo

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Jul 26, 2015 11:42:07

Do you know that you are an ARTIST of your LIFE? Go and CREATE AWESOMENESS in your life 🙂

My good days are here. I am making the best of it to spend quality time with Kim before I am back for chemo in 3 days.

Note: Even with cancer, we ought to make time for our partner too. It is important to make time to nurture it as often as we can. Our partner is in this roller coaster ride with us.

We went for a walk around Heide Museum of Modern Art. I even (by accident) ran down the steep hill. It was the first time I ran in a long time since the whole cancer debacle started. I laughed so much, I didn’t even hear Kim’s word of warning,”If you fall and hurt yourself, I am not going to drag you back to the car.” haha bless her.

26.07.15
D40 of 280ish day chemo

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 25, 2015 22:56:57

Happy Sunday 🙂

What if the purpose of life is to HAVE FUN and ENJOY it? ~anon #quote

Credit to Lawrence for sharing this quote with me.

Missing my mama already but she is always near to my heart and never too far away.

I am climbing back to being 100% , I’d say I’m on 80% 🙂 I’m feeling pretty good besides being fatique. 3 days til my next chemo.

26.07.15
D40 of 280ish day chemo

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