I am really excited that my hats are on a musical stage, “Ikiru” in Tokyo, Japan since October 8, 2018, until October 28. This made-in-Japan musical is called “To Live,” (or “Ikiru,” in Japanese) and it is based on the Akira Kurosawa’s same title movie from 1952. It really means a lot to me to be a part of that movie story.
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(Sorry, only this event is in Japanese but) I will be speaking at an event at 6pm on June 11, 2018 at SHARE breast and ovarian cancer Japanese support group in NY. The program invites a medical researcher to discuss mechanism of hair loss during chemotherapy. I will be demonstrating turban wrapping.
Today is my 4th year anniversary of my breast cancer diagnosis. For how many more years, will I remember that day so vividly? Probably for awhile!
A Healthier New Year 2018, to you! (日本語は英語の後にあります。）
I had to think twice before I answered, “I am healthy today,” 3 years after my breast cancer diagnosis. Have you thought about what it means to be “being healthy?” New definition is needed, let’s think about that. 日本語は英語の後にあるよ
After 2 weeks of the recovery time, I went back to work. During these recovery days, I had basically no social life, no make-up and no hair-do. Some friends pop-up to check up on me, and that cheered me up! But otherwise, I was getting a low self-esteem over time. So, dressing up brought back my good energy! I really needed that effect from the styling.
My uterus fibroid removal surgery on last Wednesday, August 23, 2017, it went well and I am recovering.
I received a phone call after lunch, telling me my check-in and surgery time for tomorrow, Wednesday, August 23, 2017. I will remove a or many fibroid(s) from uterus, and I will be sent home on the same day (wow, unthinkable from knowing some Japanese medical system). Oh boy, the last couple of days, I could not focus on anything! Read More
I had MRI and a pre-surgery test done today. This to confirm that I don’t have any other concerns and the fibroid is fibroid and nothing else before surgery.
I decided to have a fibroid removal surgery. It is coming up next week, Wednesday, 8/23, 2017.