Monday, December 04, 2006

One after Another..

Lately I have seen one elderly patient (in her mid 70's) being diagnosed to have 3 different cancer/carcinoma at different stages of her life. Earlier on, she was diagnosed to have Cervical Carcinoma (cancer of cervix) and was treated with radiotherapy. Few years later she has another different cancer - Carcinoma of the right breast (breast cancer); Mastectomy with axillary clearance was performed followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Then she gets another different cancer years later - Colorectal Carcinoma (cancer of the colon); Anterior Resection was performed. Now she comes back with suspected recurrence. What a mishap. This "poor" lady is so unlucky. Being diagnosed with one cancer is already depressing and heart breaking for many. More over she gets one cancer after another. I have seen many suffering from two different cancer but this is the first time I see one with 3 different cancer. Mmmm... Is she suffering from Familial Cancer Syndrome? However, this lady has positive thinking with very strong will. She still looks fit and energetic and looks much younger than her real age.

31 comments:

Kenny Ng said...

pity that old lady and wish her get well soon. If for me I rather just end my life in peace. She is stronger than me.

may said...

poor lil' old lady... :( it's amazing how she could still look on the bright side. that's a real spirit for living! hope she lives out her days as well as she could, and as happy as possible...

mistipurple said...

hope she will be able to take this journey. she is incredible to be so positive thinking.

ah nel said...

wuahhh...i not understand as the cancer to chim for me to understand...anyway hope she get well soon...

King's wife said...

Aiyo..so cham. But she must be really strong. Hope she can overcome this one also.

Simple American said...

I guess her combination of genetics is a cursing and blessing. Get the disease but tough enough to fight. Sounds like her attitude is helpful too.

Hope she does well, recovers, and recuperates.

angel said...

*dunno wat to say*
:(

L B said...

*joins angel on the curbside, swinging handbags, not knowing anything appropriate to say either, but feel that we are lucky... despite Monday Blues, and Tuesday Unrelentingness, and Wednesday biatches, and Thursday Remorsefulness, and Friday No Fly Zoneness, and Saturda... wait, Weekends are ok*

Pink Cotton said...

omg!

all the 3 worst cancer i could ever imagine 'x'

papercrazy said...

That's life, I suppose...So unpredictable

what's her latest stage of cancer?

Anonymous said...

wow, really poor lady...so old already and yet the obstacle getting worse...I wonder what insurance she is under...cos as far as I'm concerned, cancer normally falls under SI (Specific Illness) or maybe PE (Pre-Existing) conditions...kinda hard to claim wan...*sighs*

sengkor said...

porpor, get well soon ah..

padi_friends said...

can't do much, pray on her behalf.

carcar said...

there is one after another suicide case in sgp...jump into the MRT track...

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to her..for some people, it doesn't just rain but it pours!

Robin said...

when obstacle happens in life, we can choose to resign to fate with frustration.. or we can choose to take a positive attitude.

I am sure for this lady, every day is a gift... and we should all learn from her.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! My deepest sympathy goes to this old lady. I am amazed that she can still stay strong.

My best wishes to her!

Chen said...

kenny,
Aiyak, suicide is not the solution to problems lah..
don't ever think of that :P
She is indeed strong...

may,
I’m amazed at her strong will too.
It is indeed heart breaking to see how people suffered… She is one of the retired nurse (not from my hospital) and she looks 10+ years younger than her real age. She is a cheerful person too :)

misti,
We will do what we can for her, and leave the ultimate control to God the Almighty.

ah nel,
at least u understand the meaning of cancer.. Hope she able to fight this battle :)

Chen said...

KW,
It is heartbreaking to see how all these people suffered and fight for their lives, and yet there are youngsters who waste their precious lives out there, risking their lives in all those dangerous activities and stunts..

SA,
Some people are indeed unlucky.
And we don't know what might happen to us in the future too..
Treasure and enjoy life while we can :)

angel,
*remain in silence*

LB,
wai wai wai...
LB ah LB, sounds like u cakap keluar tajuk liao leh. But after see see look look your comment again, u r still in the topic.. tak terpesong..

Chen said...

pinkcotton,
Somehow, life is unfair hoh? :(
and so unpredictable...
Some people suffered so much..

papercrazy,
I will get back to u once I get her latest investigation results. She is considered a "winner" already, after succeed in fighting so many battles..

monkticon,
I dunno whether she buys insurance or not.. And even if so, it is hard to claim for insurance in this sort of cases.. :( You know the best, since u r working in this field..

sengkor,
Will sengkor cook porridge or soup for this poor poh poh?

Chen said...

padi friends,
Yeah, the ultimate control is in God's almighty hand...

carcar,
hah? jump into MRT track?
this people really has NBTD..
choose such a tragic way to die :(

just me,
One good thing is she has good famiy support. Supportive family members (emotionally, physically and financially) play an important role in patients suffering from cancer.

robin,
Yeah, despite all these sufferings that she has to undergo, she is still optimistic. Never give up. A lady with very strong will..

day dreamer,
Hope she will continue to fight the battle and succeed.

_butt said...

good to have positive thinking.. hope she stays strong and fight on.. :)

nyonyapenang said...

i wish all the strength to pull through this tough stretch.

Anonymous said...

guess her positive thinking make her survive until the 3rd cancer is discovered.

but that is cruel!

zeroimpact said...

She is a very strong person and I believe that her hopes are always there and she always believe with faith.
She is one that I would say is one in a million.

Anonymous said...

She's a real fighter, and I believe that it's ppl like her that make the medical team really work to save her.

Anonymous said...

When there is will, there is life...

Bernard said...

I wonder whether any of her immediate family members are affected as well. This may be one of the hereditary cancer syndromes.

Chen said...

butt,
berat mata memandang, berat lagi bahu yang memikul...
Hope she will continue to fight the battle...

nyonya pg,
yeah.. besides strong will, she needs prayer & support from family and friends too..

red sponge,
yeah loh.. so sad hoh?

zeroimpact,
She really deserves to earn our respects :)

cocka,
we will save everyone without discrimination but she really earn my respect. She should become the role model for other cancer patients.

jo,
A willing heart & a willing mind is important to fight the battle.. but this is easier to be said than to be done. Some people give up half way cos they can't cope and tolerate with the disease or the side effect of the treatment :(

bernard,
She is follow-up under the surgical team in another hospital in the northern region. She was referred here for scanning. I dunno whether her other family members are affected or not.

Hijackqueen said...

If I were her, I rather die. Heck, she must be rich or else how to afford $$$.

Chen said...

hijackqueen,
She is not rich.
She is a retired gov staff nurse..