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Blogging about life in Singapore helps me survive the mid-life crisis

Anxious about Hospitalisations

Been hoping that I could leave my hospitalisation days behind, but recently had to be hospitalised again for a blood transfusion. Chemo attacks dividing cells and that includes red blood cells. Was very reluctant and dejected about going in, as … Continue reading

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Been Reading Inspirational Blogs

Been reading inspirational blogs by women going through the cancer journey, surgery chemo and the whole works. I admire them so much and often their heartfelt posts make me tear. Just want to reach out and have some kind of … Continue reading

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Sydney Trip (Blue Mountains): The Greens of Leura

The Greens of Leura is one of the most fairytale like places we’ve stayed with a canopy bed and the most beautiful lounge area with the best teas and biscuits. There was also Sherry and it was so cosy you … Continue reading

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Hard to Concentrate

It’s been so hard to concentrate. I bring a book to my chemo sessions and so far after 8 sessions I haven’t read a single word. Somehow the brain fog is even worse during the session. It feels like a … Continue reading

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Clueless Before Cancer

1. I had no idea that it was the chemo that caused side effects like loosing your hair. I actually thought it was the cancer itself that caused hair loss. Now I feel silly. 2. I was afraid of Chemotherapy … Continue reading

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Phantom Pony Tail & Other Things After Chemo

I tend to keep my hair tied up, off my neck, because of the sweltering heat in Singapore. But now after chemo and without hair I still tend to forget, & my hands reach back to retire my pony tail … Continue reading

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Sydney Trip: Magical Luera

The train journey was worth it once we reached the magical misty charming town of Luera. I think one of the loveliest places in the Blue Mountains and Australia. We experienced the full beauty of nature and small town charm … Continue reading

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What Bothers Me the Most About Loosing My Hair

What bothers me most is not what I imagined in the beginning. Before the chemo and corresponding hair loss started. Of course it was devastating to see my long locks of hair falling out in clumps. Almost a whole ponytail … Continue reading

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Inspiring Women with Cancer who Share their Journey

I am so thankful to the bloggers I’ve recently discovered through the WordPress app, who share their journey through chemotherapy, surgeries, scans and all the things that go into tackling cancer. They make me feel not so alone because no … Continue reading

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Satay By the Bay was Better than I imagined

Visited with B for my birthday last November but just blogging about it now. If you do want to go to Satay by the Bay and don’t want to walk much it’s better to park at the Marina Barrage area … Continue reading

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