6 days ago
Oct 2017 I resigned from my corporate job to pursue my other dream - to travel around for about 4 months. Fast forward to Oct 2019, I temporarily LEFT WORK TO GO ON A DIFFERENT KIND OF "ADVENTURE", strange enough, also for about 4 months.
Sep 27, 2019, I was officially diagnosed with Cervical Cancer Stage III C2. PLEASE DON'T BE LIKE ME, don't fear the smear test, have a regular check up, don't be too comfy and talk to your OB/GYN. TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY.
My cancer treatment includes chemo, radiation and brachy therapy. Chemo side effects had been tough for me, I reacted and had a hard time breathing during my first chemo session. I felt those chemo drugs racing in my nerves, head to toe. While it didn't happen overnight, chemo eventually took its toll. Body's exhausted, hair loss (I felt so down here), numbness and tingling sensations, facial breakout, nauseous, constipated (way stressful than my year-end reports!), mouth taste like metal (not enjoying food). It was easy to get beaten down and feel sad about everything. In less than a month I lost 6 kgs.
First month was really difficult. Love, care and support of the people around me was the source of my strength. I was feeling everything - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I had never felt so down and this much in my entire life. I was just letting it all happen, and trusting the process and trying my best to always look at the positive side but of course grieving and feeling sad when necessary.
Cancer is a life changing experience for me, it teaches me to live one day at a time - to live a life with much more courage and strength.
To all my family and friends/colleagues - it has been positively overwhelming to see the love and support that you have shown to me. Human connection indeed is everything. I’ve ugly cried many tears over how incredibly amazing you all are. So thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. It means so much to me.
Six chemo session down, eight chemo, 35 days of radiation and 4 brachy therapy to go. It's a long journey but I've got this. We’ve got this! 💪
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