Overcoming Hurt

A pencil needs to go through a sharpener in order to become useful. One has to go through hurt and pain to achieve a new level of realization. We call those experiences, however, overcoming them is not something easy. They say, “the older, the wiser.” It means old people have more experiences, thus they are … Continue reading Overcoming Hurt

One step at a time

Don’t lose sight of yourself. You are different for a reason. Take a look around you, even if you have a twin, you are still different. And that’s the beauty of it. Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN) is a chronic blood cancer. It used to be just a disorder or a disease, but when they found out … Continue reading One step at a time

Angels Landing

I pushed myself beyond my limit. I don’t even know if that is wise. I was physically exhausted. My legs were shaking, my ears were ringing, and I was to the point of dehydration. But, I have set my eyes on a goal, to reach the top, and nothing can stop me. The hardest part … Continue reading Angels Landing

Health Update

Update regarding my health. Thank you for all the prayers. I hope I can bring good news, sadly, I will do my best to stay positive. The chemo pill, Hydroxyurea, is not working. It is actually causing my body to deteriorate and raising other problems and side effects. I have now mouth sores on both … Continue reading Health Update

God is in control

What caused your cancer? GENE MUTATION – A gene called JAK2 mutated in my bone marrow. The purpose of the gene is to signal my cells to produce blood cells; red blood cells, white blood cells, and blood platelets. When it mutates, it keeps developing blood cells. Thus, making too many blood cells can be … Continue reading God is in control

Week one of Chemo

Unfortunately, platelets are still elevated. Hopefully, as weeks go by, it will go down. Honestly, my symptoms are adding. I had severe night sweats last night and my chest continues to ache. It is not severe, but it is there. I am just trying to ignore it, try to eat healthy and exercise. The concerning … Continue reading Week one of Chemo