Feels like ageees ;)
When I started this draft, it was October the 1st on the dot. And now it's the 7th already.
In case you are interested to know, many things have take turns in my revolting, yet still colorful life :)
Now that we have entered the 10th month in the calender, it's the month for breast cancer awareness as well...
Hurray for that, as I have soooo many plans and things to share about my own fight against breast cancer. Drafts were made and I just need more time, and extra energy, to finish them.
And in the same month I will start my chemotherapy, too :)
Yup...have started I my chemotherapy on October 2nd.
After recovering well (I can say ...) from mastectomy that I got last August, my oncologist came up with the plan for 4-time chemotherapy for my poorly-differentiated cancerous cells. It was quite a surprise for me and my family as my initial pre-surgery pathology test show that I can continue to be treated only with radiology and hormone therapy. But, voilaaaa...as the mother of the cells were taken out from my body, they showed their true color...They are poorly differentiated, meaning that they have grown far far different from the normal cells and in alarming speed. The fact that one cell in my lymph nodes is ready to transform confirms the need to proceed with chemo.
Well, I'll share more of that soon...
But now, I would like to happily share with you all that I'm Making strides against breast cancer!
Yuuup...I'll be joining the famous annual walk for a world free of breast cancer.
In fact, I'm the team leader here :)...
And guess what's the name of team?
thanks to dearest Nona for inspiring me with the name :)
Imagine all cheerful friends and family of mine, Indonesians and beyond, walking hand-in-hand in pink and show it to the world how we all share the same fight :)
|photo taken from American Cancer Society|
The walk will take place in Central Park, East 72nd St Bandshell, on Sunday, October 19, 2014.
To those who would like to join me and my team, come and click this link, my dashboard
You can join the walk, make donation, or support us any way you like..
This is what has been sent from my email , I just copy paste them:
Hello!Frankly, after the effect of my first chemo, I am a bit worried whether I can make the walk. My second chemo is scheduled on October 16, just 3 days before the walk. I guess I will talk to my doctor and get it a bit earlier than scheduled :). I also spoke with the event organizers that if I'm too weak to walk, I can still be there as the volunteers and my team will walk for me. How cool is that :)...
I'm so excited about an event I just signed up for - the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. I know, I know, there are a lot of breast cancer events out there. But I'm walking and fundraising for the American Cancer Society because they are the leader in the fight to end breast cancer - doing the most in every community to help women with breast cancer today and working tirelessly to find cures to end the disease tomorrow.
Why am I telling you this? Because I would love for you to join me! There are two ways you can help:
- Join me as a walker in this non-competitive, three-to five-mile event
Thanks in part to the American Cancer Society, and people like you who signed up to fundraise or made a donation and supported the cause, breast cancer death rates have dropped over the last 20 years. In fact, women are 34 percent less likely to die from breast cancer today than they were in 1989.
- Help me reach my goal by donating $5, $25, $50, or more
There’s still so much work to do. Please consider joining me or supporting me with a donation.
I have to say, I get so excited and I can't wait to join this noble cause.
For the world free from breast cancer...
For more birthdays and longer time to see my kids grow up :)...
Making strides against breast cancer !