There are times when we see and feel all the chaos around us, it is overwhelming and discouraging. And then, there are these simple small things that empower you. Little but bright enough to make a darkest night! During our first day orientation, I introduced myself that my spirit animal is a potato because I … Continue reading Health Update: Little Things
“Am I sick because of COVID-19 or my blood is just acting up?” I asked myself. Having a Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN) during COVID times is quite scary. My first experience was during the beginning of the pandemic around March. It took three days, just high fever, body ache, and chills, then it went away. Then, … Continue reading Health Update: MPN during the Pandemic
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
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
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
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
When I see you cancer, I will roar like a dinosaur because I do not fear you! I have blood test tomorrow to check if the chemodrugs are working. Hopefully, we got some good news. I will have a busy month And I still have to schedule Cardiologist, and ENT Doctor. So far, that’s what … Continue reading Busy Month
I just remember something awful that happened few years ago. And, it makes me wonder if I’m still upset about it. I’m here in the desert, maybe, trying to find my way back home. Understanding what Moses felt in the wilderness. Acknowledging that I may be lost as well. 2019 is not a great year … Continue reading Afraid?
Depressed? Stress? Anxious? Or even to the point of suicidal? Hey, life is real. I am not judging because I’ve been there, and I’ve learned ways to cope. The future of healing is possible. However, it is an adventure, and it is up to you if you want to take it. This is my Ten … Continue reading My Ten Ways to Heal a Broken Heart, Mind, and Soul
“Many people go through their entire life never speaking words to another human being that come out of what is deepest within them, and most people never hear words that reach all the way into that deep place we call the soul” (13). Larry Crabb wants readers, leaders, and the church to embrace a … Continue reading Soul Talk: What is Your Deepest Pain?