...finding NIRVANA

Life is a beautiful struggle!

Life is a beautiful struggle!

Let LIFE'S NEW NORMAL HAPPEN...

Months after  my cancer journey begun, my life’s new normal is every 3 to 4 months appointment with my oncologist

All is well right now, blood work levels, tumor markers...in theory, but still kind of terrifying. If anything, my heart can’t help skip a beat even more every appointment with just the thought of having a recurrence.

We all live in borrowed time...I just keep on praying and hoping that my due date isn’t shortened by being touched by the "c" word.

But, I take comfort in knowing that GOD, St. Peregrine and the heavens are always with me through every life’s battles I fought and won!

"Thank You GOD for victory over every mountain"!...

so...just let Life happen as the journey continues...

  St. Peregrine Shrine  at Serra Chapel - Mission San Juan Capistrano -  May 3, 2018

St. Peregrine Shrine at Serra Chapel - Mission San Juan Capistrano - May 3, 2018

Oldies but Goodies: NAAALALA KA by MARK CARPIO

My weekly Iron Infusion sessions are completely done and the side effects seem to be dissipating as well.  I’m not feeling that much headachy and nauseous anymore.

Next on my buffet of medical appointments is my eye Iridotomy and I’m trying to prep myself and relax by sound tripping to YouTube videos when I stumbled upon a song that I remember singing along with my eldest brother during my childhood days.  The song title is “Naaalala ka” by Rey Valera...but the singer on this video is named Mark Carpio.

I clicked play and found myself replaying the video over and over again.  Mark's rendition of the song is so soothing and wonderful.  I am now a fan. ;)

PUMPING IRON at a cancer center facility

Today marks my surgery’s 5th month and now having my 1st session of iron infusion to hopefully pump my levels up.

I’ve had iron infusions years back but not at a cancer center facility.  It really put things in perspective to me that in light of the battle I’m facing, I’m thankful that I’m just pumping iron and not chemo drugs.

  Update :   February 28, 2018  - I felt fine after the infusion but the side effects of severe headache, mild nausea, chest, back, lower body aches and pains started the next day that still lingers on today, 2 days after.  My heart whispers a prayer for the next session to turn out well again with no complications and for me not to feel as run down afterwards.

UpdateFebruary 28, 2018 - I felt fine after the infusion but the side effects of severe headache, mild nausea, chest, back, lower body aches and pains started the next day that still lingers on today, 2 days after.

My heart whispers a prayer for the next session to turn out well again with no complications and for me not to feel as run down afterwards.

Animotions: YOGURT me babe!

knock-knock

who’s there?  

YOGURT...

YOGURT who?

“They say we're young and we don't know

We won't find out until we grow

Well I don't know if all that's true

'Cause YOGURT me and baby I got you

Babe, I got you babe

I got you babe...” he! he! he!

 YOGURT me babe! 😸

YOGURT me babe! 😸

WORLD CANCER DAY - February 4th

February 4th is WORLD CANCER DAY!

truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.

It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.
— World Cancer Day.org

Learn more atWorld Cancer Day.org

GO RED - National Wear RED Day: February 02, 2018

Yearly re-post...

One that hits close to home...

On National Wear Red Day Americans nationwide will wear red to show support for women’s heart disease awareness. The Heart Truth is: “Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What You Wear— It’s the #1 Killer of Women, causing one in every 2.6 female deaths.”

Join the national awareness movement by wearing or posting RED on on your Blog February 2nd and encourage your family, friends, and coworkers to do the same.

For more information on The Heart Truth campaign, Wear Red Day, or to get a personal heart-health assessment, visit www.goredforwomen.org .

Their interactive health tool will help evaluate your risk factors, identify risk factors you can change and provide a personalized action plan you can print and take with you to your doctor’s office.

Will you help support the heart healthy women in your life by wearing or posting RED on your blog February 2nd?

 Peace, love and light to every heart! ❤️

Peace, love and light to every heart! ❤️

NAMASTE - ...finding NIRVANA.net is now Live!

NAMASTE

...finding Nirvana.net is now live...mainly as my junk pile of thoughts and emotions regarding my so-called life's trials,  tribulations and amazing graces!  With or without an audience, it is meant to log my progress regarding my health condition(s).  This blog will also showcase about things and matters that are close to my heart like animal welfare, cats, birds, charity work, inspirational stuff...hoping that maybe someone out there might find these posts informative, helpful or maybe amusing and put on a smile. I am also a lyrical poet--expressing my feelings through music, as I believe that songs have a certain power. A lot of times it can break through walls we don’t even know existed. It can be our tool for communicating our feelings bottled-up inside our heart, mind and soul.

Life is a beautiful struggle. I love GOD and am eternally grateful for all His blessings in my life, answered or un-answered prayers. I truly believe in Him. I do volunteer and charity work, and I’ve learned a lot from them. To work for love and to make a difference is my ultimate goal.

so...Beautiful Stranger, you...

Please hold my hand and promise not to let go as my journey continues...

Nirvana is a place of perfect peace and happiness, like heaven. In Hinduism and Buddhism, nirvana is the highest state that someone can attain, a state of enlightenment, meaning a person's individual desires and suffering go away. " source:  Vocabulary.com