Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I'm just waiting for them to pick me up for my procedure. The "Please be fasting" sign on my bedside reminding me not to have the juicy ripe mango in the fridge.
TV - I'm watching too much. A lot of TFC (The Filipino Channel). One thing I do appreciate is that they sign off at 1am. They play the national anthem and stop broadcasting. That's unheard of in the US. They want to be green? How about signing-off TV stations for 4 hours at night? Who watches infomercials anyway? Is the cost (in dollars and environmental costs) really worth 24 hour entertainment?
I do miss the Philippines. It's summer there now. (It's all I see on TV!) Mangoes are ripe. I miss sitting under the shade of another tree (Mango trees have a LOT of ants on them) while eating mangoes. Sweet or sour. While there's liempo (pork belly) on a grill nearby... ooooohhhh! FOOD TRIP!!!
Or a dip in the beach. Wonderful saltwater soothing the senses. Fresh fish! So fresh you can eat it raw! You buy them from the fisherman directly!
Now, I am regretting not passing by Manila while I'm here in the area. But I'm glad I'll see my cousin Tel in Hong Kong if only for a few days.
Actually, I don't regret it too much not going home at this time. It's election season. Philippine politics makes my skin crawl.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Something funny happened on the way to x-ray. First thing Sat morning, a nurse came by to take me to the x-ray section downstairs. SOP for lung procedures to make sure there is no extra air or liquid in the lungs. (There was none.) Anyway, I needed to go to the toilet so I stood up. The nurse looked shocked. (This is significant in a later entry.)
When I was ready, I rode on my wheelchair. At the x-ray station, I stood up and next thing I knew, my pants fell to my knees. My nurse again was shocked and surprised. I really can't understand why they give me XL pjs. Not even for asian standards will I fit in those. Apparently, I did not draw the drawstring enough. My nurse did that for me and fixed me to look decent before leaving me at the x-ray station.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The life of a young, Asian, non-smoking female living with lung cancer. It's not just about my health though, I write just to write. It's oddly therapeutic.
- April 30 - feeling much better
- April 29 - last procedure - details
- April 28 - Cryosurgery (lung - anterior lobe)
- April 27 - noon - Naudlot - No mall :-(
- April 26 - can't wait for my break
- April 25 - Church
- April 25 - 10 am - Movies and books
- April 24 - 8pm - My first jaunt outside
- April 24 - 3pm - untethered
- April 23 - 6pm - youth advantage
- April 23 - a little sore but otherwise ok
- April 22 8am - cryosurgery (liver)
- April 21 - wanderings
- April 20 - Please be fasting
- April 19 - still recovering
- April 17 - 18 - recovering from cryo
- April 16 - Cryosurgery right lung posterior lobe
- April 15 - Treatment plan
- April 14 - PET scan
- April 13 - settling in
- April 11 - en route
- April 10 - Stop over: SF
- April 9 - Leaving On A Jetplane
- ▼ April (23)