I wish my appetite is also like this!!!!!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
My mood and appetite are still the same. With all the aching and my proctitis (inflammation of the back exit) problem, I have difficultty of moving around. My sitting position also always has to be changed. The best position is lie flat and quite.
My hairs started to fall off today and left my head with patchy hairs. I have ask the nurse to shave my head this afternoon.
Sorry, if I didn't response to call or sms.....
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
My appetite also not doing good. I just take fruits....as usual
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
The late side effect of the chemotherapy to my oral mucosa has not commenced, same thing to my hair. My baldness in the picture was because I shaved it before my admission, as being advised by the nurse, so that I will not mess the pilllow everyday when the real hair fall happened.
The guy next door is going home tommorrow. Wow, good to hear the news. And its been a motivation for me to stay calm and positive that I will too, when the time comes. I heard he has passed the most difficult time for him when he had really bad oral mucositis. Hmmm...
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
I was awaken by the alarm set by my wife in early morning as today is the first day of Ramadhan and she has to take the early morning meal (sahur). I just wait another half an hour to stay awake and wait for solat. The hot flushes from chemotherapy which usually happens late night and very early morning was not that bad anymore, but I didn't wear my jacket despite the extreme coolness (as complaint by my wife) in the room.
My brother came in today for admission. He will be getting the GCSF injection (hormone to stimulate the stem cell production and overflow into the peripheral circulation) starting from tommorrow and the next 3 days before he undergoes apharesis (something dialysis) to collect those precious cells. Oh.... (forget to tell). There was a change of plan. The harvesting of stem cells will be done through this method instead through aspiration from the pelvic bone marrow ( since there is a mismatched red blood group and the technical part of it will make the actual amount of stem cell from marrow aspiration is far less than from apharesis).
This is Mr Pumpman that I mentioned about. ('He' is much taller and heavier of course, and also clumsy)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Hah...Final step...don't forget to measure the amount you pass out every time you do it!
I found it interesting and discovered that it could explain why my blood pressure swing up and down.(hehehe)
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
The routine started to familiarize. After shower, I ll have my breakfast before the staff nurse will do the dressing around the catheter.I took the chance of my free time to write and do some drawing....yes.. drawing have been my hobby of my early days. But after being a doctor, I left it behind sometime ago. I think this is a good time to start back. Hope that I can still draw well and not losing my touch.
My good friend also gave me a really nice writing book and I think its going to be good if I could use it as another chapter writing and incooperate with some drawing....hemmm...now I have a lot of things to be done. Hope I still have a lot of time like now. I knew that the patient next door developed 'bad mucositis' i.e. inflammation inside the mouth,following the chemotherapy and he was not able to take his food and he also has a lot of saliva for him to manage. For that reason, he may need nutrition through the intravenous line. Sound scary...
Friday, September 7, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
I started using contact lenses after I finished my Masters. Apart from trying a new way of seeing things, I was also attracted to the facts that how easy life can be without the hanging glass right in front of my face. I was not demotivated by the dificulties as a first time user, rather I was adamant and tried hard to make the tiny and flimsy membrane to stick on my eyes even it was like hours to do it. Practice make perfect.....and I never regret of trying this new thing since I could feel a lot more freedom without anything blocking my face.