Sunday, March 31, 2013

Pain !!! What's next ?

What's next ? I am not sure .
Since back from Vietnam on last Sunday, back pain; chest pain; rib pain; stomach gas pain, you name it I have it.
I am using Ultracet ( pain killer ) to deal with it .
I am praying to God to bless me with wisdom and guide me how to deal with it.
I am glad during my stay in Vietnam last weekend, God bless me to have pain under control .
One main issue I am facing now is constipation, it is side effect of pain killer.
The other issue disturbing me is I am not having good sleep at night, most of the time, I wake up every two hours.
Anyway, I am glad that with the guidance from God and my experience dealing with pain over the last one year, I manage to deal with it and plan my day.
I believe and have faith that everything will be under control with God blessing and guidance.
If you ask me beside of pain killer, is there any other solution ? I have no answer yet and trying best to search for it. But, looks like pain is something can not be avoided in cancer journey, the solution is find a way to deal with it , so far I find that beside of pain killer and prayer, light exercise and brisk walking is important, as it improve our blood circulation.
Whatever will happen next is beyond our control, what we can do is stay on with HAPPY and JOYFUL heart.
With or without pain, everyday is a GREAT day .
Believe and have Faith .
God Bless.

Friday, March 29, 2013

This is an article in The Star Online today.

I hope the Government of Malaysia will seriously look into the increase of survivorship for LUNG cancer too, while working hard for other type of cancer .

Meantime, we are all looking forward to have latest update of statistic for cancer in Malaysia, as all the existing information we have from various NGO or Government agencise are all years old .

Published: Friday March 29, 2013 MYT 11:28:00 AM

The number of Americans who have survived cancer is on the rise and is expected to reach 18 million people in the next decade, according to a report released Wednesday.

That would be a 30 percent increase over the latest figures in January 2012, which showed 13.7 million people in the United States had survived some form of cancer, according to the American Association for Cancer Research.

The forecasted increase is mainly due to the aging population, with two thirds of cancer survivors expected to be 65 or older by 2020, said the study.

The trend represents a new challenge for the health care industry and for longer-living survivors, who may face other health woes over time.

"How to ensure that these patients lead not only long lives, but healthy and productive lives, will be a vital challenge to all of us," said Julia Rowland, director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The AACR's report shows that women with breast cancer account for 22 percent of survivors, while men with prostate cancer make up 20 percent.

However, those with lung cancer make up a slim three percent of all US survivors.

"For patients with prostate cancer, we have a nearly 100 percent five-year survival rate, and breast cancer has made tremendous strides as well, with five-year survival rising from 75 percent in 1975 to almost 89 percent in 2012," said Rowland.

"However, we clearly need to have better diagnostic tools and better treatments for lung cancer."

A report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released in January showed that fewer people were dying from cancer in the United States, continuing a trend that began in the early 1990s.

The CDC study found that from 2000 to 2009, cancer death rates decreased by 1.8 percent per year among men and by 1.4 percent per year among women.

Cancer kills more than 1,500 people a day in the United States -- a total of 301,820 men and 275,370 women in 2012, according to the latest estimates by the American Cancer Society.

About 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year.

Colour pencil and ball pen art to share

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Feel good , I make it for the trip

Few weeks ago, I decided to have a short trip to Vietnam with my family .

Glad to share with you that I make it and we fly to Ho Chi Minh , Vietnam , on Friday and back home today.

Praise the Lord !

With Lord's blessing and healing , I am doing good during the flight and also during the stay. Something can not avoid is that I feel kind of tired , but, can manage with it . Maybe the travelling is a bit stress for me, since 9 months I have not travel, then, I am still taking the pain killer before and during the trip.

Anyway, this is a relax trip , basically just meet up wih friends and chat n eat n walk around. We booked an service apartment, very spacious and comfortable .

Now is time to plan for next travelling schedule, maybe can try on places need longer travelling time ... :)

May Lord bless my body condition keep improving and let me continue my treatment holiday.

Thanks Lord .

Good night everyone .

Time for me to take a good rest .

Believe and have Faith.

God bless !

Monday, March 18, 2013

How you feel ?

How you feel ?
Are you okay ?
How are you. ?

This is the common question we receive from family member and friends , and it is also the same question we posted to other patient .

Some people advise not to post this kind of question , as the patient may feel offence or may not like this type of question , i.e. Knowing that I feel bad and not well , what's the point you ask me this type of question, you want me to say , Yes ! I am well ?

In my opinion, as a patient, we must learn to accept this kind of question . Me too, at times , especially when strike with serious pain or just after chemo treatment and side effect strike me badly, will feel bad when someone as me HOW ARE YOU ?

Over the years, I learn that, there is nothing wrong with those question.

What we can do is tell the true and share our feeling , or, if we feel that we do not want our condition cause others feel worry for us, we can just let them know that condition not so good, but, it is bearable we can cope and manage with it . Or , just answer , Praise the Lord ! His healing lead me to deal with my condtion and I am okay !

Instead of hiding ourself and not happy with this kind of question, why not happily accept the question and give a positive answer .

Be it healthy or sick, we are facing unpredicted issues everyday , face it, accept it , deal with it , there is always a solution and a way out .

Pray to God , ask for wisdom , healing , blessing , grace , peace and love .

God will answer our prayer and guide us.

Worry and feel offensive not the solution .

Face it and give a big smile.

Believe and have Faith , with God, everything can resolve .

God love us and we should pass the LOVE we receive from God to people who need our help .

What a wonderful world .

Cheers !

God bless .

Monday, March 11, 2013


RELAX is very important for journey with cancer .

Once doctor confirm that it's cancer, stress strike us immediate.

Most of us start thinking of family , career , finance , treatment and everything will come at once .

Stress cause us to have fear , worry , upset ...

Stress will worsen the situation we are facing, it will affect our body condition, our emotion, our fighting spirit and it affect our thinking and focus.

Evil will take the opportunity and strike our mind with negative thinking .

What we need most at this time is pray to Lord, ask for guidance, pray for PEACE, pray for relaxing our mind, pray for calm .

With Lord answering our prayer, we will feel relax , we will feel calm and follow Lord guidance and start to organize, start to focus on things we should do, and take control of our situation with wisdom from Lord.

It is simple, it is not complicated, just remember Lord is always there and he is with us. Praise the Lord .

Believe and have Faith .

Be relax and enjoy our life .

Share our experience with others .

Assist others with what we learn during the journey with cancer .

Life is GREAT , the world is beautiful , be relax , handle things once at a time, live a colourful and wonderful life .

Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Good planning is important

Very often , we, cancer patient, keep telling ourself ...
I want quality life
I want to live as normal
I want to keep fit
I want to ...

But, nothing will happen, without a good planning.

We live without planning is just like we are giving up.

Brother / Sister , let's wake up and start draw up your plan and work on it.

But, please don't be too forceful and start with slow pace, one at a time .

I pray to Lord to guide us and bless us with wisdom .

Believe and have Faith . We will make it , our plan will work .

God bless .