Birthday holds a special meaning for us cancer survivors. It is not just a celebration of our age, it is also a celebration of love, life, and laughter despite cancer tried to crush us down. Three years from today, I was diagnosed with rare cancer and it was the month Continue Reading
How Rare is Leiomyosarcoma?
Googling the type of cancer you may have at the moment, you will easily find the information across different cancer websites such as Cancer.Net, National Cancer Institution, or WebMD. However, not in the case of Leiomyosarcoma. In, How Did I Get My Cancer, you can read how I found out Continue Reading
How Did I Get My Cancer?
The sad truth is, scientists don’t know exactly what causes most soft tissue sarcomas. They still don’t know why most soft tissue sarcomas develop in people who have no apparent risk factors. As a leiomyosarcoma survivor, I am going to bring back my own experience from the first day my cancer Continue Reading
It’s Okay To Break Apart
Cancer has taught me that it’s okay to break apart. There was not a single day that I was always crying when I found out for the first time that I had cancer. I could not talk to anyone because each time I see people around me, I can still Continue Reading
Were You One Of A Stubborn Cancer Patients?
Cancer patients need someone to support and encourage them not someone to argue with no matter how stubborn they are. Before you will give up taking care of your loved one or continue connecting with your friend that has cancer. Think about this first. And I will try to make Continue Reading
Human Contact Cannot Be Overestimated!
Human contact cannot be overestimated! This was the exact sentence from another cancer survivor to me in one of the fora in the social media where we share experiences and victories. I shared my latest blog, a letter to my friend whose cancer is back right after her second surgery Continue Reading
Cancer Is Hard, And So As Depression
My thoughts… are just everywhere. I could not even focus. My mind is blinded, racing, and beating right out of my chest. I had been diagnosed with cancer, I followed all the treatments. Now, I’m back home, I can go back to work. I am not even sure if I Continue Reading
This Is What I Learned From Practicing Guided Imagery
Back from those days where I was afraid to deal with anything real until I’ve got to face a painful reality that I could not really imagine how to deal with. What’s a painful reality? That I — am sick, alone, and dying — anytime soon! Hearing those three little Continue Reading
The Selfless Sarcoma Warrior
The Diagnosis MPNST (Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor) high-grade in sternum area and low-grade in the left thigh, May 20, 2016. The Decisive Moment I did many surgeries from 1st grade, middle school, and even after my college. Since I was young, I’ve got a number of lumps forming Continue Reading
This Is Why You Should Keep A Cancer Journal
The onset from dealing with cancer diagnosis is also a beginning of a “lonely” journey and battle. It’s not only me, but everyone passed through the revelation of our biopsy, we suddenly shut the world down and isolated ourselves from everyone. For more than two years I began my cancer Continue Reading