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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Updates on Mom's Progress - Post Chemo

We were back in Kuala Lumpur last Friday after a 6 days/5 nights "Balik Kampung" trip to Sabah during the school holidays and I am relieved to see mom all well andh healthy.

It has been 3 months since mom went back to hometown and I am grateful that she is back to her normal self, both physically and mentally sound and able to cook us delicious meals. The homecooked "chan luo" soup (a type of snail) and steamed "Lai Mang" (a type of fish called slimy spinefoot) greeted us as soon as we arrived home from the airport. I only get to eat these two dishes when I am back in Sandakan and they are simply yummilicious! My mom likes to add some sun dried mandarin peel for zest on the "Lai Mang" fish dish and steam over boiling rice in the rice cooker. Slurps...

My mom and I would walk to the wet market located about 300kms from the house every other morning to buy breakfast, veges and meat. We enjoyed our moments together when we could chat about anything under the sky and as I share my mom's bedroom while Ian sleeps with his cousin brother and sister upstairs, we would continue chatting at night until one of us doze off ;).

Mom still experiences frequent urination during night time and visits the toilet at least twice every night. She had her blood and ultrasound test done here in KL before she left for Sandakan and everything including her renal function was all well. She did yet another renal test at Hospital Duchess of Kent in Sandakan and the result came back fine. I bought her a bottle of Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to try out as I suspect the frequent urination was due to a recurrent UTI attack. Apple Cider Vinegar contains high concentration of enzymes that prevent the bacteria that cause UTIs from multiplying. She has been taking 1 tbsp of the vinegar with a full cup of water on empty stomach every morning and we will see how things go.

She eats well too and her thinning hair from the chemo side effect has since grown back. Everything looks good for mom and now my sister is trying to get the soonest appointment available for the 2nd abdominal CT scan to be done at the local hospital there, 1st CT scan being done pre-operation at Assunta Hospital 9 months ago to see if mom's internal was clean. We keep our fingers and toes crossed..

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Blogger Wai Chi said...

Don't worry, we will take care our beloved mama meticulously...

March 24, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

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