Cancer and Career Interview with The Hive

Excerpt “Recently, she completed her first live talk recounting her experience as a cancer survivor at an event hosted by Joint Dynamics, a physiotherapy clinic in Hong Kong. She has also made guest appearances on Pacific Muscle Chats and Hong Kong Confidential to share her experiences in mental and sexual health as well as dealing…

My First Talk As a Cancer Fighter

Firstly, I was nervous about this 🙊 My experience in presenting is on fitness content but when I sat down to outline this talk, self-doubt crept in. I wondered how I could bring value when I’m just talking about myself. So, I procrastinated and didn’t work on my powerpoint slides until a few hours before…

I’m Alive Post-Transplant

I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated. Truth is, this round of intensive chemotherapy plus stem cell transplant hit me a lot harder than I thought it would.  I mean, there were days where I could barely open my eyes and utter a word.  I was hardly processing any of my own thoughts,…

Stem Cell Transplant – Em’s Hospital Stay Diary

Day -13 As in 13 days until the day of my stem cell transplant/bone marrow transplant (STC/BMT) for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Admission, prep, deposit. Prior to being admitted today, I had a scare that I wouldn’t be able to pay the 500,000 HKD deposit for this transplant.  Once again, the people around me pulled through…

My Summer Room of 2018

This Summer, I’ve checked in several times for a room with a view of Lamma Island. Upon the last hospital discharge, here’s a little on how I get on with Geoff Bland at Joint Dynamics for the REBUILD & RESTORE journey (Chronic Disease Management).   Some of the shots filmed by Adam Tan.   SO…

Nutrition & Training DO Matter for My Leukemia Journey

We ARE our worst critics, aren’t we. There I was (still am), with more time on my hands. Yet, I lacked the discipline and drive to work on what it takes for better body composition (but I flippin’ do now!)  Some might joke that cancer should mean guaranteed weight loss but dude, that shit don’t last…

What I Ignored

  Why am I listing these?  Well, since I haven’t found any literature on the cause of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, I can only look back and assess my environment and overall wellbeing. SLEEP ANXIETY NUTRIENTS ENVIRONMENT RADIATION   SLEEP  I’ve always had trouble falling asleep.  Sometimes, even staying asleep.  On average, 5-6 hours of sleep…

Blood, Bone (marrow) & Soul

It’s true that you never know you got your back until things get real. After I mentioned both brothers not being matches as my bone marrow donors, several people had reached out to me asking me how they could help as potential donors. I LOVE YOU GUYS. Entonces, to help you help me and others…

Prioritizing Health, Ain’t Just About Yours

Picture this… You just received news that someone you love and care about had been diagnosed with cancer… it’s a bloody devastating moment. You rush over to the hospital because you need to see if he or she is coping and because you know that someone would be counting on you to be there. You…

Unfamiliar Feelings – The Diagnosis

As cliche as it is to drop a blog post during a time like this, I’m flippin’ doing it anyway. Also since I have lost the desire to be on Instagram and Facebook much, this would be the closest to this crazy-wonderful digital world we stay connected on. What did I mean by “a time…