Hello! I'm Leonie. I’m from Malaysia. I am nineteen this year, and I have Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma - a kind of blood cancer. I’m just trying to live my life to the fullest, without any regrets. I'm grateful that I’m still able to wake up to a brand new day and know that I'm still alive.

I refuse to refer to my condition as a disease. I would rather phrase it as a 'series of unfortunate events'.

I learn something new with each passing day. This is the story of my journey, and you're welcome to follow me in every step that I take.

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Thursday, 17 March 2011

This is me promising my readers that this entry will not be a depressing one. (:

So, it's already mid-March. Till today, I have done a couple of blood tests in Malacca. The results weren't very optimistic, but according to the doctor in Malacca - he said it was quite normal, as the increase of certain cells in my body were due to the side effects of radiotherapy. He said he will keep on monitoring my condition, and I'll be making another trip to Malacca next month for another blood test. This blood test will most probably be my last before my PET scan that is scheduled to be done on the 27th of April.

Two weeks ago, I caught the flu bug. Obviously, I fell sick. Naturally, my parents got very worried. I admit, I was equally as worried and afraid. Getting sick means that the size of the tumour can increase due to viral infection. Who knows? The cancer cells may spread to other parts of my body, like before, when it affected so many of my major internal organs. It took hours of chemotherapy to rid of all that. Mind you, one session of chemotherapy for me can take around eight to 10 hours. I went for six chemotherapy sessions, and trust me, it wasn't easy. Not one bit.

Thankfully, I think I have recovered from the flu. I still have this minor sore throat and cough which is really bugging me a lot.

Hello sore throat and cough, I have enough to deal with already with this stupid tumour inside of me. I don't need you to plague my already unhealthy self any further. Please go away and stop haunting me.

Hello cancer, can you please go away and disappear from my life already? You're causing me to be a burden to my family, and it makes me severely uncomfortable and unhappy to be like that. I want to be of use, and I hate feeling useless. I just want my life back, if you don't mind. Well, I know I mind.


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