It has been almost two months since my previous entry. Well, actually I wrote one during fasting month but it did get published. Just to mention that it was a blissful Ramadhan, fasting at ease, praying at ease too. The best part is that I lost 4 kg and my BMI is now at the normal range.
Raya was a good one too. Our theme this year is 'green'. In line with going back to nature, growing greens, eating greens :-)
Raya is almost over, semester has already started and I'm back to normal life - teaching and finishing off my thesis. And at the same time, still fighting with the big 'C'.
I went to Pasar Tani Shah Alam two weeks back and glad to find the Sabah Snake Grass - very healthy and bushy plant and I grabbed 4 of them, planning to re-grow more. I revisited about SSG in the net and guess what, some do advise to just chew the leaves! I'd be like kambing (goat) soon :-) For the sake of getting better, I don't mind. But I like it better by drinking the blended SSG with green apple which reminds me, I'm out of green apple and I should drop by at the pasar malam here to get some.
Had breakfast with friends this morning and when chatting about health, they were amazed on how relax I'm when I told them that I felt another lump near my armpit. Well, as long as I'm ok, and I'm taking what I should to get rid of it, I need not worry about it. Besides, I haven't gone for my scan to check whether it's cancerous or not. I guess it's time to really go green eh!
A mother of 5, eldest 23 youngest 13. Chronologically, I went to see my GP for a suspected lump on 18th February, 2009 where I have been urgently referred to the Breast Institute. On 3rd March, 2009, I had a thorough check up including mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy. On Thursday 5th March, 2009, I had the diagnosis. The result of biopsy on the lump as well as the gland near the armpit confirmed that it’s cancerous. Had four cycles of chemo before surgery and the lump has gone. Oct 2009 mammogram looked normal but the ultrasound detected a nodule suspected malignancy. Decided not to go for surgery and opt for alternatives. Oct 2010 CT Scan showed that the cancer has regrown - stress of finishing off the PhD maybe. Now that the PhD is done, I'm all out combatting the big C, current regime - ozone plus UV and sodium bicarbonate.
Jan 2013 ~ Stage 4 with mets at the sternum and lung. Start on IV chemo. Prior to that, I had B17 injections.
Oct 2013 ~ lump grew bigger and start on oral chemo to shrink it again before surgery.
Mar 2014 ~ Came to know of a cryosurgery. Went to Fuda for Cryo and iodine seeding in June 2014.
Dec 2014 ~ Another trip to Fuda for immunotherapy & cryo.
As to date, I'm doing great - good appetite, good sleep, able to do whatever I want, go anywhere I like and feel at ease all the time, Alhamdulillah...
Warning : Whatever I write in this blog is just to inform about my journey in battling my cancer. I don't mean to influence anybody to follow my kind of treatment. If you think it will be good for you, then go ahead, if not or if it may cost you a fortune, by all means, don't follow. Being human, we have the power of choice. We may choose whatever we desire; in the end, we are responsible for our own health.