Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Please help me shoo this big bad tumor away

Hello! I’m Kcat Yarza. As you all know, I was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF–tumor of the nerves) and I have so many tumors all over my body (inside and out), including the brain. I got lots of small, benign and harmless tumors in my brain except for one aggressive big bad tumor that measures 3.8 x 4.7 x 4.3 cm and causes further compression of the brainstem. Although no too severe (yet?) this causes my frequent dizziness, nerve pain and headaches. If I am able to walk by myself, I would have fall down often and lose my balance. Maybe that is why I kept on falling from my chair countless times.

This tumor needs to be treated with 5 sessions of hypofractionated stereotactic radiation therapy that will cost Php 400,000 or it could be more. It’s not really an emergency but we need to prioritize it because it’s already big and we don’t know how aggressive it is. If it gets bigger, it could cause more harm. How soon is soon? Hopefully before Christmas. Maybe. With your help, this CAN be possible! God will provide.

Every cent counts.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Big bad brain tumor

In May or June (this year), I noticed that I frequently have headache, nerve pain (inside my head) and I often feel disoriented. Good thing, I already know how to manage it. That’s what life is with Neurofibromatosis (NF) and I’m used to it. Then a few weeks ago, I’ve been feeling disoriented and I almost had a seizure. I know the feeling every time I’m about to have seizures. I just know. Amazing, right? I just have to stop what I’m doing, be calm, drink water, drink my anti-seizure, drink water again, and deep breathing. Inhale. Exhale. It works all the time! I never had seizures ever since I started doing this. Almost seizure but it never succeeds! I always win! Haha.

After that, I told my mom that I almost had a seizure and told her about that ‘disoriented feeling’. Then we remembered that it’s been a while since my last cranial CT scan to monitor my tumors. After that, my mom told my neurosurgeon, Dr. Lopez about it and a few days after we got the letter of request and I was scheduled to have the CT scan at PGH-FMAB.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Monday holiday with the fam (after CT Scan)

Yesterday, after my CT scan (will write about it after my check-up on Thursday) at PGH-FMAB, of course off we went to its next door neighbor, Robinsons Place to have our very very late lunch, merienda and early dinner in one.

From PGH parking lot to Rob Place parking

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Too good to be true, but it's really true!

My mom always massages my legs with Oleia. Today, Lastnight, when I scratched my legs while I was in bed lastnight, I was surprised when I can't touch the tumor on my right lower leg. I was too sleepy to find it, so I just told Talitha to send me a message on Viber that my tumor is missing. :P I found it today and it shrunk in size. I think it's only 1/4 in size compare to my June 2010 blog post. Amazing!

Amazing, right?

Suddenly, it's ramen night with the GYA Peeps!

The GYA Peeps & I were looking forward to try Ippudo at Megamall (Mega Fashion Hall) but not this soon coz we still have other plans.We were talking about ramen & stuff the other night then yesterday afternoon, bigla nalang may lakad ... ramen at Ippudo! Thank you for not showing up yesterday traffic & rain. And thank you for lining up Katren Banix coz when we arrived, we were already in front, just waiting for the others to come.

Photo from Katren Banix' IG

Friday, September 26, 2014

Dinner for Carlisle tomorrow!

Finally! I'll be able to step out of the house. My yaya/secretary has been busy and is still busy until September (?) ends. Pero keri, wala ding pang-lakwatsa. But we're scheduled to attend Carlisle's Dinner For A Cause tomorrow talaga - Talitha, Maro, Michelle, Camille, Kathreen & Kariz. We've already paid, so there's no backing out. Push! Go! Kain galore. Since Camille won't be able to join us tomorrow, my dad is going with us instead of her. My dad's gonna be eating for her. Thanks Camille for helping out Carlisle pa rin :)

Wanna join us? Tara!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Let’s Help Andrei Fight Cancer

A few weeks ago, someone posted on my page I AM KCAT on Facebook, seeking help for her sick son by posting about it and spreading his story. As usual, I overlooked that post and it was only yesterday that I got to talk to her. Good thing she was currently online when I sent her a message on Facebook.

#HappyBirthdayDonBosco Celebration

My siblings and I were planning to eat out and watch a movie when the month of August came but Talitha suggested, "Sa birthday ni Don Bosco nalang tayo umalis." And DB birthday celebration it is! Janna, Dong, my mom and Tito Jun also joined us for dinner. We were supposed to dine at Bannaple but since it is outside Greenhills Shooping Center and it was raining kinda hard, we decided to just eat at Greenhills Promenaded. Banana Leaf it is!

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