Breast Cancer Journey

September 2019 LIFE Celebrations

I am entering another milestone year since my breast cancer journey begun...tumor marker results stable, my weight is also stable...not losing much precious pounds.

Though I’ve been sickly and feverish the past few weeks, I am now feeling okay again just in time to celebrate my cousin’s birthday.

I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you . ~ Isaiah 46:4 NLT

I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you. ~ Isaiah 46:4 NLT

…and since I haven’t seen John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum yet, I felt so giddy when my boyfriend, Keanu Reeves also got invited via 4K Ultra HD...LOL! 😂📺 Thank you folks! ❤️

I got teary eyed during this scene…

“No I won’t go quietly into...”my pursuit of a Bella HEALTHY Life!

As I always say, “Life is a beautiful struggle”…listen to this…

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You can take the roof from over my head…But you can't take my freedom away…No, I won't go quietly into the night…And I'll sing 'til the light of day…

…this lyrics snippet is from “Yellow Rose” — a film set in Texas about the struggles of an undocumented Filipina single mother and her teenage daughter. 

The film seems to be wonderfully made with all of it’s awards and recognition...and though I can’t relate on the film’s plot, and I am not one to delve into the sensitive area of Politics and immigration debate, so this post is just about how the song lyrics strike a chord in my heart the first time I heard it when the trailer was shown at T.F.C. (The Filipino Channel)

Being a breast cancer survivor and many of life’s frailties, I somewhat felt my freedom was being taken away when I got diagnosed. Through all the dark times in my life and even with wobbling knees, “no I won’t go quietly” into pursuing living a good healthy life and “I’ll sing ‘til the light of day”...with every melodic beat of my heart. ❤️

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PICTURE ME with better days ahead...

The adage a picture is worth a thousand words pretty much sums up and captured who I am and at what point am I now in my life’s journey...

  • My left eye is healing well a month after my corrective 4th-time eye surgery...

  • Loving you still makes my heart skip a beat—so I am hooked-up again with a heart event monitor...(3more weeks to go...)

  • I wear a heart solitaire instead of a wedding band...

  • I rarely wear lipstick...

  • I can’t widely smile because of my still lingering dental paresthesia...(on liquid and soft-food diet going a year now...)

  • I love all animals…more so cats, hence my hair-clip and necklace...

  • I gained precious pounds…(now at 99lbs…)

  • I am wearing a Canadian brand tank-top given by a Canadian Earth Angel...but I haven’t been to Canada yet...)

  • I am wearing comfy, casual clothes because I am not working; but hoping to be able to go back to the workforce again...(put the bad memories behind, learn and pick up the good despite my fork in life and live my new normal...)

  • The letters “RH” on the building behind me represents as R for my first name initial and H is for my Hope that endures. 

  • I wear prayer charm bracelets as an outward sign of my faith and devotion to GOD and St. Peregrine...(Patron Saint of cancer patients)

I am looking towards the heavens as I ponder in the LORD’s goodness, more blessings to come and His continued merciful grace and miracles in my life.

Faithfully Yours: Seasons change but GOD’s LOVE Remains...

Right here, right now is where GOD is calling you to find joy. Right here, right now, in the midst of the journey...

Now, just months shy away from when my breast cancer journey begun two years ago, and also almost a year now after my life-changing dental paresthesia that still lingers, today also marks a year after my failed left eye surgery for which I had a corrective surgery done just 2 weeks ago.

Through all these life challenges, with knees wobbling and heart sobbing, one thing that kept me going then, now and always...is GOD’S Grace and though my life’s seasons keep on changing, HIS Merciful Love Remains...and for this, I am and will always be eternally grateful.

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LORD help me live from day to day, In such a humble sort of way, To give a smile, help lift a load, For those I meet along life's road, And when I come to my journey's end, My life I have not lived in vain, If one dear soul can smile and say, "I'm glad I met her on life's way.

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