2 years of normal life
7 Oct 2013 marked my 2nd year post stem cell transplant, and 2 yrs of CLL free life.
I am very blessed to be still alive. Have not been updating and hope whoever has been reading my blog will not think I am gone. I am not! Haha I am still here and enjoying normal life as a normal young adult!
To those that are still fighting CLL, please believe that there can be life after CLL. SCT may be scary and it could almost be a 50/50 chance with GvHD and the possibility of CLL relapsing. But it was the best decision I had ever made so far and I am glad I went through with the transplant, even though at that point of time I knew there could be a chance I won't make it. But I did and I am really grateful for the new lease of life.
So to all of you out there fighting cancer, do not give up. Be positive, live strong and have faith!
8 months post transplant
For whoever that is still reading my blog, just want to say, I'm already 8 months post transplant. In fact it is 8 months today, since today is 7th of June. I did my transplant 7th of Oct 2011.
I'm back to work and life is back to normal. Kind of miss the days of doing nothing, post transplant, but I'm getting back my momentum at work and feeling pretty good.
Immune system is still not 100% up and running but getting better each day. I still wear a face mask (to cover nose and mouth) in bus and MRT so don't think those that wear masks are crazy ok. They usually have a good reason.
So to my readers (if there's any), I AM STILL ALIVE! WHOO HOO!
29 Sept admission, Bone Marrow Aspirate.
30 Sept Chemo for 5 days
5, 6 Oct, rest days.
7 Oct transplant.
I am bald now. New hair is growing out but still dropping.
I have been resting at home for 3-4 weeks now. Enjoying time with my friends and love ones.
Feeling quite scared about transplant. Can only pray to Guanyin for an uneventful transplant and wishing that I can be discharged asap.
chemo cycle 2 day 4
chemo started on friday. 1 pack of rituximab, 6 packs of cyclophosphamide so far. One IT done (spino chemo). My haemoglobin is 7.8 today (normal is 12-16) so I am in for a blood transfusion.
Hope all will be well.
it has been quite an adventure so far with me getting a CVC line and all. Overall I am still feeling fine.
Keeping my fingers crossed and praying everyday.
night into day, day into night.
Just 3 more days and I need to go for my chemo and treatment.
I will survive this. I have to. There are too many things I want to do.
Kindness from everywhere
The nurse who I knew since 2007 saw me again today. Her eyes show sadness when I told her I am going for a transplant. But she assured me that I am in good hands as Dr Yvonne is a transplant doctor and one of the best around.
She gave me a hug and told me she will pray for me.
I am so very touched and very blessed to know so many kind people around. Even the nurses are so kind to me.
I must win this battle.
I am getting into mild depression. It is thursday night already. Monday I will need to go in for chemo. A stronger one that is. I am so scared. I know the whole deal. I just do not know how bad it would be...
Why can't I just be a normal 30 year old like everyone else?
My DNA mutated and I did not turn into X Man. What the heck.