Thursday, September 23, 2010

Charmaine's cancer has progressed to her left femur

Charmaine's cancer has progressed to her left femur. The only treatment for this seems to be a very strong dose of chemo which has only a few days ago took the life of a little boy almost parallel in terms of diagnosis and treatment to Charmaine.

Cyn is devastated and has been crying.

I dunno what to say.

Earlier in the afternoon, I just told cyn to keep us updated on the results of the report. There was no sms; no news. No news meant good news I presumed.

There I was enjoying my off day buying presents for my students from the graduating classes and for children's day, meeting my frenz for dinner in town and enjoying my close neighbour's company while chatting and savouring mooncakes under her pavilion thereafter. All this while, I thought that everything's gonna be ok.

"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought."
— Peace Pilgrim

Why is it that it's not working as well now?

I really believe in positive thinking and power of the mind. That's how I keep myself happy. That's how people think I'm always positive and happy even when I'm bleeding inside.

I read and learnt of so many true accounts on how positive thinking could even result in miracles such as curing cancer. But when the mind is so drained, can one even think positive thoughts? No matter what, you have to.

I'm so tired. It's rare for an insomniac to say that at this time. But I'm tired and I'm gonna sleep and it'll be a bright and cheery day when I wake up and I'm sure it would work.

And I'll always be there for you.

All of us will.

Hang in there.

Feisty Char needs bullets to fight!


  1. hi

    Am sorry about to hear bout it. Is a hard time and it is always easy to lose the postiveness when things are not wroking as expected.I have my own share of experience too.

    Be there for your friends and i pray Charmaine will be well :)

  2. Hi Anon,

    Thank you for your kind thoughts and words. Pray, please leave your name or pseudonym for I would love to remember you and the words you say by your name.

  3. Hi Jo,

    I'm sorry to hear this.

    Yes, please do stay positive and take care.

  4. I'm so sorry, Char is such a sweet little's hard to understand. I generally stick with thinking positively and being hopeful, but this situation calls for prayer too. My family will be including and her loved ones in their paryers.

    I want to make a donation towards expenses. Can that be done through paypal?

  5. Hi Mei,

    Thank u. I will remain positive. =)

  6. Hi RicAdeMus,

    Thank you for including Charmaine in your prayers too.

    Yup, I've got a paypal a/c set up for Char. Currently we're still using the funds from the previous donation drive. It'll run out in time to come but we're still self-sufficient for now. However, if you're still keen on the donation, please drop me your email add.

    Thank you so much for the kind thoughts, rick! =)

  7. i've been following charmaine's story on/off since the beginning.I might not know her personally but it's devastating to hear that a young and innocent girl like her has to go through such a painful experience. It's a challenge to remain optimistic and positive in times like this but yet, this is exactly the type of spirit that everyone needs to foster to pull together.

    frankly, i dont know if i can offer anything much except to spread the word for your cause but i hope that these little comments from your readers will serve as a form of encouragement for you and your best friend.


  8. Steph,

    Thank you for following our story and for leaving a note here. Reading your thoughtful comment and knowing how strangers could care so much for Charmaine and family leaves me feeling very touched and grateful. Thank you so much for your words. Mere words could mean so much. =)


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