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How it all started....
Few weeks after I celebrated my birthday with friends, I started to experience terrible headaches. I saw a GP and then went to Lantau hospital a few days later. There was no root cause diagnosis but I was planned for a follow up check. Both instances I was given painkillers but they did nothing to ease my symptoms. My condition quickly worsened in the span of days. I was bed ridden and unable to consume any food or liquid because I would end up in uncontrollable vomiting and stomach pain. It was like nothing I have experienced before, but I thought I could just rest and wait it out till my next check-up. I was wrong.
A couple of my friends had been trying to contact me but received little or no response from me. They got worried and showed up at my apartment, only to find me incapacitated in bed. My friend carried me on her back and got us an Uber ride to Lantau hospital immediately. The doctor arranged for both X-ray and CT scan and found a sizable tumour in my brain. I was then admitted to the department for neurosurgery in Princess Margaret hospital.
And the battle begins…
I was well armoured with dedicated friends and good standard of medical care for the month in hospital. My brain surgery was a great success thanks to Dr Chan, who has been most professional and patient. I cannot express my gratitude enough. (And we love his khaki pants! Lol)
There were many surprise attacks that followed, like brain aneurysm and blood clots in my lungs. We took on the challenges one at a time and conquered them.
I have just started on chemo and targeted therapies for advanced stage colorectal cancer. I have not been able to work since October 2019 but HKA has been most supportive and empathetic. HR has kindly offered to help raise funds to help with my current medical bills which will see me through an approximate 6 months long treatment in Hong Kong. I sincerely thank you for your kind gestures.
Travelling is not an option for me in my current condition but I am very fortunate to be surrounded by goods friends in Tung Chung who keep me in high spirits. I always enjoy their visits. One of the side effects from my treatments is extreme lethargy, so I find myself resting in bed quite often. When I do get the occasional attention span, I will provide some updates on this page and stay connected with you guys. I welcome any questions you might have, especially if you want any information on my cancer treatments.
Take care everyone,
Wishing all great health
- Stephen Christiaan De Meza
- Patsy Ong
- Yeseul Byun
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