Monday, 25 June 2012


Hi guys, Bless you all for your comments and kindness, they keep me going! They let me out today...I was so happy! Chris and Aiden get here tonight, and i think its just the medicine needed. I have missed my little boy so much, not to mention my half orange! I have a ton of medications, especially for the nausea, and have some inyections I will need to have for a couple more weeks as well. I dont know that I can describe how it feels... I cant really move the way I am used to, and my head is in a bit of a fog. Have different things to try and keep the pain under control... But yes my emotions have been all over the place. Thank you for the comments, cards, words of strenght and kindness...they help so much, especially during those really low days. I cant express how amazing my family has been, or how blessed I feel. I know that in a couple of months I will have to undergo chemo, but at the moment I cant stop thanking g-d for guiding dr. Temples hand; currently the cancer is out of my body, and hopefully after chemo it will remain so. I cant think too far ahead; for now i have to focus in learning to eat again, battle the nausea and slowly strengthen my body, day by day. Tonight I will see my guys, the best medicine ever....!!!


  1. That's wonderful! I'm sure they missed you just as much as you missed them, and definitely that's the best medicine. Being with the people you love helps more than just about anything else. You have a wonderful family, and you know all your friends love you too. Keep putting one foot in front of the other, darling, and you'll get there. One step at a time.

    Hopefully the nausea will go away soon, and you'll be back to eating like normal. I still swear by the REAL ginger ale, or ginger tea. But always do what the doctors recommend of course. Take care, and enjoy spending time with your boys. <3

  2. Apis! I can't believe you're out! Way to gooooo! And how especially nice for you to be seeing your fellows tonight. I guess Aiden must be finished school now, is he? They will most definitely be what the doctor ordered, and will undoubtedly hasten your recovery. I'm so happy for you and all of your family, Apis. Enjoy family time!

  3. Apis! I am so happy--I can't imagine how elated you must feel. What astoundingly good news. This has to be down to your resolve to keep pushing forward with your exercises despite difficulties. I am so impressed!

    And now you can heal with your family surrounding you, in a home, not a hospital. You have done so amazingly well already. Things will continue to get better and better. :D

  4. Fantastic! You have amazing determination to make it through all that and I admire your courageous attitude - you are like the marathoner that has the finish line in sight! You go girl! Eat slowly (as chinese people are apt to say when they are enjoying time with family and friends) and enjoy your well-deserved time with your boys.


  5. Wow...that is the best news! And made even better by knowing that you, Aiden and Chris are all together! XO! Enjoy...Paige

  6. Keep it up! Another step behind some others yet to come. You are doing grate, keep it up!
    I gave your sister some tips about the research that my brother in law is doing with natural products that are design to “ease the process” (That is the startup company motto), so eventually it would be a good idea to give them a call and, with your doctor, see if there might be some help there … just an idea.
    I can only wish, yet again, for your full and speedy recovery. You are always in my prayers.

  7. AAAAPPPPIIISSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh that is the BEST news EVER! I feel like I've just had the biggest present of my life.

    I am blown away that you're set free so soon. O_O Never in my wildest imagination did I expect that after your little setback last week. YOU ARE INCREDIBLE.

    And, by the way and as if they needed any reminding, so are your sisters, your mom, your husband and all of your many friends. Lest anyone fear for the human race, they need only look at the army of loving caregivers you have at hand.

    But you're right, getting to hug Chibi in person will be the best. Yay you!

  8. Melinda &amp; Jim26 June 2012 at 10:12

    Pure Joy! Well done, you!!!! We are all smiles over here at the news! Hooray!!

  9. I am so thrilled! Now the real healing can begin!!!! No more night sweats on the those terrible plastic covered beds and vampires coming to take your blood in the middle of the night! I know seeing your boys is going to be the greatest thing. Saw Dr. Temple today and he had on a nice Canada Day hat on. I hope you got see him him dressed up at least once before leaving:) Hey, I meant to ask you if you talked to Dr. Temple about Hormone Replacement Therapy and what he thought about giving you something. I started taking hormones a week after the surgery to help with the menopause, but I was only 28 at the time. It was so good to hear from you! xoxoxo Caylee

  10. Que Berraca!!!!
    Nos Hablamos en un par de dias.

  11. Hi Apis, my name is Magen and I stumbled across your blog when I was searching for information about PMP, MOAS and HIPEC. I was just recently diagnosed with DPAM and will be having the surgery in September. I wanted to know what I should really expect and not from a doctor or nurse who hadn't actually gone through it themselves. I want to thank you for your blog and sharing your experience so candidly. Not that I could imagine much worse, but for me knowing the reality of what I am facing instead of imagining what might happen, has helped me come to terms with having a disease that I never heard of until a couple months ago and what I have to do to fight it. You have inspired me to face it with a brave face and know that I'm not the only one to go through this. Again, thank you and I wish you the best in your recovery. You are amazing.

    Magen (Cincinnati, Ohio)

  12. I married a man who, so far, has beat cancer not once, but twice. You can do it, Apis! YOU CAN DO IT! Just harness that strength, and don't doubt for one moment that you can't do it, because you can. Do it for Chris and Aiden. :)

  13. What fantastic news!!! We are so happy for you! Hope the recovery continues to progress quickly!!

  14. You are such an incredibly strong woman, Apis. Take it slowly, and I hope things will continue to get better! :)

  15. brighnasa (Laura)28 June 2012 at 04:24

    Whoo! That's the best news. You know they are confident now that they've let you out of their sight. You can do it, Apis. You're one of the strongest people I know. Hang in there and let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

    1. What she said. :) (still grinning away after several days, here)

  16. Hello Pepis!

    SO glad you are out! I have been thinking about you all month and I just hope that the recovery is as speedy as possible! You are so brave! Sending you our very best, Lisa and the family

  17. Hi Apis, I just wanted to say hi and I am so glad to hear you are getting out. FANTASTIC! Thank you for sharing your experience.

    Sarah (Haffey)

  18. This is wonderful news - just wait, that light at the end of the tunnel is coming!


  19. Fabulous!!! This is the best news ever! Once you feel up to it I'll give you a call.

    Love ya tons!!!


  21. This is FANTASTIC news! :D Congratulations... I'm so glad to hear you're out, and will be able to be comfortable, at home with your family and everything. :D *big, gentle hugs!* All the best for a continuing safe, speedy recovery! :3 My family's thoughts are with you!

  22. How much strength you have Apis! Hope you have a fast recovery. You are in my daily prayers.