Saturday, July 21, 2007

Mom goes into surgery

Good news! The cancer was only in the breast. So it is confirmed Stage 2. And it is now removed :) The doctors are now considering the best treatment for mom - probably no chemo cos of her age and other medical problems. Maybe radiotherapy? It's going to be dicey cos she's also being treated for Multiple Myeloma (plasma cell cancer) and she's also on a lot of stroke prevention medications, blood thinner, etc.

Meanwhile, I'm looking at homeopathic treatments. From what little I've heard, it sounds quite miraculous. Not easy to prepare, and may not be the most delicious remedies but it sure beats chemo! Please let me know if you know of a good homeopathic practitioner.

Once again, THANK GOD AND THANK ALL OF YOU for your prayers, love and care. Deep, deep thanks to all of you.


Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer last week. She had a successful surgery this morning. Her great heart stayed strong and stable throughout, and her lymph nodes look normal. Two bits of blessed good news!

She spent 24 hours ICU. She was sedated longer than usual because the doctors wanted to minimise stress and trauma to her heart. It was a very high risk surgery and mom beat the odds. It's a miracle. Thank You God and all the Angels who came and brought comfort.

Our deepest gratitude also to the extremely skilled doctors who did a brilliant job of preventing a heart attack and are treating her with the greatest delicacy, God Bless them all.

Breast Surgeon: Dr Robert Jalleh
Anaesthesiologist: Datuk Dr Damodaran
Cardiologist: Dato Dr Ridzwan Bakar
Neurologist: Dr Lee Moon Keen
Haemotologist: Dr Puru

They are such an amazing team, driven by a pure love for the patient and compassion and sensitivity towards the family. They are truly God's instruments of healing.

Thank you to all our loving friends and loved ones who prayed and carried us in your own unique ways. Last night as I was struggling to stay calm while mom tossed and turned in bed, I felt we were carried, gently enfolded in the wamrth of your prayers and beautiful thoughts. Our deepest gratitude to you all, and may God heap Blessings upon you.

These photos are taken by Kosmo! when they came to interview her in May. Mom, Dad, Sonny and I are accompanied by little Sky (she's the black blob on mom's tummy).

Mom, may the Blessings of God be upon you
May His peace abide with you
May His pressence illuminate your heart
Now and forever more

Phew! Thank God and all our friends and loved ones ...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Janet!

Just want to wish your mom best of luck. I hope the surgery goes well :)

Take care!


4:53 PM  
Anonymous sooyin said...

Hi Janet,

Am glad the surgery went well! Best wishes to your mom, take care of yourself, and stay strong!

1:48 AM  
Blogger Jia Ning said...

Hey Janey,
Wish ur mum best of luck and speedy recovery...Take care

3:42 PM  
Blogger Azraai said...

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6:46 PM  
Blogger Azraai said...

I'm glad the surgery was a success and I'm sorry that I couldn't come and visit.

Much Love

6:48 PM  
Blogger iwannaeatporkchoptonight said...

Datuk Ruby will be great and strong because she's a fighter!! :)

My prayers will always be with you, her, Sonny, your dad and all in your family.

Take care.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Vernon said...

All the best! God is with you both.

8:28 PM  
Blogger tuck said...

hi jan! got a shock while reading your latest entry, really glad to hear that she's ok right now, you take care too:)

1:48 AM  
Blogger yenny said...

I knew it.... I knew that she'd be alrite :)

Thanks for informing me this, thou we're a -Malaka Strait- apart. Keep strong, Ma. You know that peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Transmute your love and passion to her and it will be the greatest magic ever....


11:52 AM  
Blogger falah naim said...

hi janet,

sorry for the late wish but my prayers go out to your mother.

get well soon janet's mom!

-naim (jiggly puff)

9:17 PM  
Blogger abi said...

Hi Janet, glad to hear that your mom is fine now :)

8:13 AM  

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