March 04, 2009
Lynn Chan said:
Don’t ever say you don’t have a choice. You do. It’s just that the choice may not appeal to you.
People keep telling me, don’t give up, keep fighting, stay positive. Well, don’t have to tell me that! Firstly, I intend to beat this thing. It’s easy to defeat. Like, ‘O’ Level easy. Secondly, if I don’t keep fighting, what am I supposed to do? Curl up and die? Sorry, that’s for neglected houseplants. And I am not a houseplant.
I do what I do, because the alternative is unthinkable. The alternative is to give up. And that just doesn’t jive with me.
Recommended by hai_ren: "It's great to see that she's remaining upbeat and staying strong. If you've ever read her blog, send her your regards. You can catch her updates by searching for posts tagged "The Lymphoma Diaries"."
January 29, 2009
Our Shin died in her sleep this afternoon.
She was pain free, stress free and peaceful. She did it her way!
Shin decided long ago to donate her body to science and education in order to help find something that will cure this horrible disease. Her generosity continues.
There were many, many people who helped Shin over the three years since she was diagnosed. Friends, doctors, nurses and family. Shin was constantly amazed by the love and kindness shown to her by everyone.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Shin was a cancer patient with two very young children. She started her blog when she was diagnosed by cancer 3 years ago. Through her blog, she has become a source of strength for countless people. Her courageous battle with cancer and the way she faces death are very inspiring for cancer patients and even for the rest of us. She taught us how to treasure our lives to the fullest. There is a documentary made about her by MediaCorp here http://shinscancerblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/my-documentary-video.html.
I still can't believe that she's gone. Her memorial service is this Saturday, for those who are interested to say goodbye to her."
January 22, 2008
Although ovarian cancer is a “silent killer”, but it DOES speak if you listen hard for some tell-tale signs.
It was because of certain symptoms on my body which prompted me to ask for an abdominal ultrasound scan from a female doctor at Tampines Polyclinic. I remembered when I shared with her that I had pains on my left ovary and abdominal areas, she screamed at me saying, “IT IS NORMAL TO HAVE PAIN DOWN THERE!!” She sounded as if I was making a ridiculous request in asking for an abdominal ultrasound scan.
Nevertheless, I insisted for the scan because my body told me that what I had been suffering all these years were abnormal. I was glad that I listened to my own body.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Molly, a young survivor of 2 years from Ovarian cancer, shares with all young women how she listened to her body and detected her cancer at an early stage."
March 14, 2007
26th March 2007- Fundraiser premiere of Pink Paddlers, in support of UNIFEM, Breast Cancer Foundation and Star Shelter for Women
They come in all shapes and sizes. They could be your mother, your daughter, your sister, your girlfriend, your wife... even you. Ranging from a 65 year-old school principal to a biker chick, half the ladies couldn’t even swim, but still picked up the paddles to form Singapore’s FIRST BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS DRAGONBOAT team : They’ve found strength in being in the same boat, racing against the same disease. In September 2006, these ladies came together to compete against other fellow survivors from all over the world, in the first-ever Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat World Championship - right here in Singapore. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1aky8_pink-paddlers-trailer
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Watch this with the women that you care for in your life. There's no pretty or sexy way of raising awareness about breast cancer, but everyone who has a mother, a sister, a girlfriend, a daughter, a wife, needs to know that : - Breast Cancer is the no.1 killer disease amongst women in Singapore, and in 2006, more than 1 woman lost her life each day because of this disease, but precious lives can be saved with early detection and there is life beyond breast cancer, as the Pink Paddlers are living proof to this!"
February 07, 2007
Even if one signed up with Aviva in good faith, not hiding any knowledge of any pre-existing medical conditions, Aviva can refuse to pay.
This is preposterous as even now, the body of knowledge about the Causes ( etiology) of Cancer is still very rudimentary. The theories of Cancer include, genetic predisposition, viral, environmental plus plus. ( a lot of time they mean "I don't know")
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The next time you buy health insurance read the fine print, and know which insurance company to avoid."
July 24, 2006
August 03, 2005
On 20 August, volunteers and members of the public will come together to shave their heads to pledge support for children with cancer. Besides shaving, volunteers can also choose to donate a ponytail. Sponsors are needed for every head shaven and Hair 4 Hope is hoping to gather 500 volunteers for this event.
Shave your head for a good cause.
July 06, 2005
I had day surgery today, to remove four lumps from one of my breasts. Although one was biopsied last year (needle, boob, OW OW OW) and found to be benign, they said it was best to take them all out for testing, just to be safe.
I don't know the test results yet, and will only find out on 20 July.
I am only twenty-five years old.
A reminder to young women of the importance of breast self-examination.
May 23, 2005
This blog was kept because I am diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma(Cancer) in May 03' when I am 26 years old.
Proceed with Chemotherapy CHOPx8. Finished treatment in Dec 03' but relapsed in Jan 04.
The next course of treatment is stem cell transplant. So been there done that in April 04' using my brother stem cell.
Continue with life but maybe with a different perspective of life ...