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

My Chemo Brain

It’s real and is worse during the chemotherapy session itself. I can’t do more than one thing at a time and find it a huge effort to listen and respond to people talking to me. Just listening and trying to … Continue reading

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Thinking About How to Revive Myself

I had a plan to blog about my most recent trips to Danang, Perth and Sydney, but the amount of photos I took make the task overwhelming. But I will attempt it bit by bit. Hope I can point out … Continue reading

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Living For the Day

Might be easier to live day by day or moment by moment rather than to think about the future. And by think I mean worry, which is something I can get an Olympic medal for. During this time you start … Continue reading

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Not Sure What to Write Today

So much on my mind that I want to offload but I don’t know where to begin. It’s harder to write about negative thoughts because it seems indulgent. But that’s the reality. Before the diagnosis I thought it (the cancer) … Continue reading

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Loosing Hair with the Chemo

I was dreading loosing my hair due to the chemo and prayed that I would be the exception especially when it came to my eyebrows and eyelashes. My oncologist told me that it will all definitely fall out eventually. (The … Continue reading

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10 Things I’m Grateful for & Why Oddly Enough the Cancer Feels like a Blessing

I’m in a bright side of life mood right now & I’ll update this list as I recall more sliver linings. It’s making me see how much everyone cares. My Uncle and Aunt who hardly text or take photos with their … Continue reading

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Revealing Too Much?

My partner who is extremely private and protective, was wondering if I was revealing too much about my diagnosis. I kinda grappled with that myself for a moment, which is why it took me so long to start writing about … Continue reading

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Great Week

Been having a great week. I think it’s because my double operation wounds (hysterectomy followed by laparoscopic surgery) are healing. Previously I had to start chemo before the wounds had completely healed so was in a lot of pain and … Continue reading

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Exploring Freemantle Market in Perth

It’s always lovely to explore markets with fresh produce and other freshly made snacks. Taking half a day to explore the markets was well worth the effort. There’s a direct train from the city. Just an half hour train ride … Continue reading

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Levi’s Doughnuts

Had the most divine sugar doughnuts at Perth’s Freemantle market. They were freshly made and the guy selling them had such a friendly smile. Eager to have Levi’s doughnuts again if I ever get to Perth again. My preference is … Continue reading

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