Lowanda Shalik J. on October 8, 2022
I was Diagnosed with:
cancer of head and roof of mouth
Type and Description of Treatments:
surgery: chemo unknown as of yet.
How do you feel today?
I am Happy but very sleepy did not get much sleep and I am up early writing. I am a writer of religious children's and young adults' books, films and comics.
Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your life?
Well, this is all very new it just happened I ended up in a wheelchair due to a bad sprain and blood clot in my leg so i am in a little pain but I am hanging in there.
What is going well for you right now?
I am finally getting to take care of this medical factors and my company i have designed some many new technology concepts for the religious sports world so i am happy to work on that in the near future.
What has been the most challenging thing about having cancer?
Not knowing what's going to happen and the hype the big C everybody hears that and automatically think death I think different I think prolife and hope to do well.
When difficulties overwhelm you, where do you go for support?
Well i go to church and pray to God but I am in search of a cancer support group right now.
How have your long-term goals or life goals changed since diagnosis?
No i refuse to change my goal plan it's been a rollercoaster ride but I was able to see the world for what it really is from all levels.
What is your work arrangement right now? What are your hours?
full time student and independent contractor.
Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your work life?
i am not as Mobil but still able to design and write which is a really big thing.
What has helped you continue to work the most?
listening to music getting rest going to church and spending time with the congregations of the world in spirit.
What advice do you have for others trying to work through treatment?
JOIN A CHURCH FIND A GROUP AND START A NEW RELASTIONSHIP WITH YOUR PRIMARY DOCTOR.
How have you dealt with any side effects of treatment?
I JUST STARTED AND I SO FAR HIVES AND PAIN AND NAUSEA.
If "today's you" could give advice to "day-of-diagnosis you," what would you say?
Put you and the sickness first.