Laughter with Cancer
Jul 22, 2017 00:50:50

Dare to tap into your inner fun 🙂

It is so much better than feeling sorry for yourself 😀

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 21, 2017 12:57:31

July is a Sarcoma awareness month. I was lucky to get insight from Sarcoma specialist Dr. David. He was kind enough to say yes to do a video with me.

It is great to hear first hand where we are at with sarcoma and what to look forward. We still have a long way to go but let’s keep moving forward.

I am in awe with my Ewing friend Chris Carson in the US who raised hundreds of thousands and pushed more trials to be available for sarcoma patients.

Many children and adolescents are diagnosed with sarcoma. Let’s fight this for the children.

Are you in? Come join the team or support my 25km walk. Check link to register in the comment.

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 21, 2017 11:27:56

D806: HUGGING NEW AND FAMILIAR FACES

Thank you for the hugs everyone. I’m closer to my million hugs now 😍

It was nice to bump into the nurses who used to look after me. Cindy made me laugh when I was in ICU, the last time we met I have no hair.

I went in to visit my dearest friend Maria and attended session for Melbourne OneDay To Conquer Cancer. I’m determined to complete my 25km walk in October. I have lost many friends and I hope we can find cure sooner rather than later. It was great to see other fundraiser there 🙂

21.07.17

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 21, 2017 10:38:10

D806: WHEN YOU RAISED $150.000…

I met this superb gents Graeme who shared a story of how he has raised $150.000 to date.

He is more than just a survivor but an inspiration.

If you ride, go join his team. If you walk, come and join my team. I am determined to finish my 25km walk this year.

21.07.17

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 21, 2017 10:23:19

My naturopath friend Shelea is moving to Byron. Is anyone from there?

I don’t like farewell but then again distance is an illusion 🙂

20.07.17

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 21, 2017 09:05:06

THE DAY I LOST MY HAIR

My nurse warned me that my hair will start thinning after chemo.

Being someone who is fairly healthy and never having close exposure to cancer (let alone being diagnosed with two of them), I have no clue how the process of losing hair goes.

In a way, there is a comfort that it will be a gradual process. Little did I know, the reality is quite the opposite.

Sixteen days after chemo, I woke up and keep finding my hair falling everywhere. I tried to shake off the ‘loose hair’ thinking that it was just a thinning process. The more I shake, the more came off.

I decided to take a shower. The moment I put shampoo on my hair and tried to wash it off, with one stroke, a big chunk of hair came off in my hand. I froze when I saw the clump of hair on my hand.

I wanted to scream but nothing came out.

I wish I wasn’t warned about the thinning hair but the Apocalypse Fall will happen. It might prepare me from freaking out.

I tried to wash a couple more time and more came off. I got tired of trying to rid my hair of my scalp. Chemo fatigue already hit me, I was weak and had low energy. I already lost 3kg within 2 weeks because I haven’t been eating.

I stop and dried myself off. I look at myself in the mirror with a patch of boldness. The person I saw in the mirror, isn’t the person I usually see.

My hair my last remnant of being ‘somewhat’ healthy. At least I can still recognise myself with short hair; even when my face is looking thin, my lips are dry, my mouth is sore and my eyes are dim from feeling unwell.

I never thought I would end up plucking a smiley face at the back of my head.

But a drastic situation requires a drastic solution to laugh about.

When you can laugh, life is pretty good 🙂

To be continued…

(I am hoping to write 100 words a day. Aiming to have my book published before I turn 40! )

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 21, 2017 05:46:31

Take your cancer treatment as your time to be more aware with your mind, body and soul.

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 20, 2017 23:01:23

See if you can resist yourself yawning watching this.

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Jul 20, 2017 14:26:21

D805: TRUE FRIENDSHIP IS WHEN YOU LET THEM DO SILLY THINGS ON YOU.

Shelea said,”I want to put two side ponytail on you.” You can guess what happened next. I couldn’t say no to her request. Because that’s what friends do, you go silly together.

I’m going to miss her so much. Shelea has been an amazing friend and a knowledgable naturopath that supported me during treatment. There have been many moments of laughing so hard, you couldn’t breathe and crying so much, you couldn’t speak.

I’m so grateful to have her in my life. You don’t often find a kindred spirit who loves to laugh your head silly.

She is moving up to Byron Bay to follow her heart. I wish her a wonderful adventure up there.

This is not goodbye, just a little farewell til we hug again.

Love you tresh 🙂

Do you have a crazy friend you love to bits too?

20.07.17

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Laughter with Cancer
Jul 20, 2017 13:32:20

HAVE FAITH ALL SHALL BE WELL

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