Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Brain Radiation Photos

Here are some photos of how I spend a part of my afternoons these days. And to think... I used to get claustrophobic!


Anonymous said...

Shin, thank you for always sharing on your journey. Although I am not there with you, I want you to know am continue praying for you. You are fighter. Not many can go thru what you are having. May God bless you and family. Love, Yvonne.

writerinresidence said...

Hey Shin! Thinking of you today and of your kids. I know that Toby just started school...how are he and Josy? Can you put up some pics of your family together - you and Tony and you and the kids? You have such a wonderful loving family...I want to see them!

bean said...

hi there. a stranger here... my mother was diagnosed with a brain tumour in january this year. it is incurable and right now what we're trying to do is prolong our happy times as much as possible. reading your blog, i was really touched by your positivity and your love for your family. you said something like cancer sucks, but life is beautiful (or something to that effect?) will be praying for you and your family. take good care. bean

Shin said...


I'm sorry to hear about your mother, but I'm glad to hear you're all trying to prolong your happy times.

Some people live into their 90s being miserable, bitter, angry and ungrateful.

I may not make it to my next birthday, but I think I've had more happiness, joy, and things to be thankful for than most people who live an entire lifespan. It sounds like your mother could say the same.

By the way... this word, "incurable"... Did you read my August 25 post entitled "From A Fellow Brain Cancer Patient"? This guy was told his brain tumor was incurable and that he'd be dead within the year. That was 12 years ago. Crazy things happen.

Please give my regards to your mother. And if you have the time and the inclination, I'd love to hear from you again about how your mother is doing and how your family is doing.

I'm also curious about how your family spends time now that you know of your mother's prognosis. I wonder if people with terminal illnesses spend their remaining time differently than they would if they didn't have a limited lifespan.

Thanks for sharing your story with me, and thanks for your prayers.