A Diagnosis-sary at 2 Years

4/4/2018… the date I was diagnosed with blood cancer.  If you know the Chinese superstition about the number 4, it pretty much means “die die” to the sum of 8. Today marks 2 years since my life went into its own kinda lockdown.  Social distancing, cleaning everything, mask wearing.. what most are practicing today during... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Face-Mask Ban Impediment

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3MOT1DIrpA/ Today, Hong Kong announced they are officially banning face-mask wearing at protests and in public, effective from 5th of October, 2019. News reported that we won’t be prosecuted if we’re wearing masks for health reasons, however, mask-wearing will now be seen as defying the law, more than ever. Even if we ain’t harassed by... Continue Reading →

Leukaemia Status Update | 6-Months Post-Transplant

Most common questions... What is my cancer status... What could have caused it... What have I been doing for the past 6 months... What do I plan to do for the future... ... delivered in this video.  Thank you for taking the time to watch it ❤ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lbXP5v2kh8   Links Cancer Fund Aid https://donorbox.org/caringforemilylolatan Liv... Continue Reading →

PMC Podcast Show Notes

Mitch and I chatted for almost 2 hours on his podcast! Understandably, that's a LOT to get through listening to.  So here are show notes I've done to help. A good practice for my podcast project 🙂 Podcast episode on Pacific Muscle Chats HERE   or links below: (iTunes) https://podcasts.apple.com/zw/podcast/battling-leukaemia-w-emily-tan/id1467731768?i=1000441047297 (Spotify) https://open.spotify.com/episode/4FvjBXgReu8qo7wIoDkGxE?si=IHPlLEsaTG-jP1_hBUlfUg Show notes 2:10   Background. ... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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