The Distinctly Positive Sarcoma Cancer Warrior

The Cancer Voice Asia | Zimon, Myxoid Sarcoma Survivor

How Zimon Lomboy remained positive despite the sudden news with a rare disease – Myxoid Sarcoma

The Cancer Voice is pleased to have an interview with Zimon:

The Diagnosis - Sarcoma
The Diagnosis – Sarcoma

The Diagnosis
My journey started in October of 2015 when I noticed a growing mass located in the lower part of my right leg. I thought it was just a swollen muscle since I used to run a lot and I engaged myself to rough sports. I’m quite lucky as I followed my instinct and believed that something’s not right. Few days after, I consulted a general doctor and have it checked. I was not convinced by the explanation by my doctor about the unevenness of my legs so I asked for a second opinion. I consulted a specialist/surgeon and was seen two weeks after my initial doctor appointment. Series of scans were ordered and none of these concluded that it was a normal mass. This is where my doctor advised me to have an operation. I followed his advice and had my surgery in December of 2015. Follow up appointment showed that it was Myxoid Sarcoma. Rare cancer with a normal cell appearance. I was fortunate that we caught it earlier and my case has NO ROUND cells in it.

I felt devastated at first and I guess it’s normal when you first heard that you have this kind of disease.

The Decisive Moment
It also makes me realize that nothing much that I can do but to believe and follow the treatment regimen of my doctor. Had radiation for about 30 sessions, changed my diet plan to eating healthy stuff and engaging in a healthy lifestyle. I guess the only one thing that cancer taught me is to believe that there’s HOPE and there’s GOD that provides us comfort and wisdom. It made me get closer to Him and also to my family.

The only advice that I’d like to share is to learn to accept your fate positively and have faith at the same time. God will not give you things that you can’t overcome. Truly, it was an eyeopener and game changer for me. However, having in this situation will not stop me from viewing things in a positive manner.

Zimon personally believes that by sharing cancer stories, it will vibrate and create an impact on the community with a positive outlook. He does encourage everyone to create awareness and inspirations for those who experience cancer whether a patient, carer or professional medical practitioner.

What do you think about Zimon’s positive and complete submission with his cancer diagnosis? For some, it takes time to embrace this journey. Accepting can be very hard, even thinking or saying those words can be impossible to imagine.

Regardless of, his gratitude serves as a great inspiration. I hope, you, too are inspired by reading Zimon’s personal testimony as I do.

Share your thoughts, leave a comment below!

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My name is Cielo, the author of “The Cancer Voice Asia”, a blog that aims to support and inspire anyone who is facing cancer. I know how it feels to be diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of cancer, Leiomyosarcoma, at the age of 29. I know the challenges, the fears, the hopes, and the joys of living with cancer. I want to share my story with you and connect you with others who understand what you are going through. Together, we can empower ourselves and fight against the disease. Join me on this platform and let’s make our healing journey a meaningful one.

3 thoughts on “The Distinctly Positive Sarcoma Cancer Warrior

  1. Almost 2 years ago Zimon and I were the only member of a local sarcoma fb support group in the Philippines. This created a bond between us that i cannot put into words.
    He has always been positive and it helped me a lot during those sleepless nights….
    Yes there are down times but you can never feel that with zimon.. positivity and his faith is what always prevails.
    Im so happy for zimon.. it even inspired him to become a better person.. even to be more phisycally fit.. and to still follow his dream with business and most specially with the family he created along the way…God bless him always.❤

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