Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy Saturday

Around 4pm kanina, nag order ako ng pizza for the bantays, wala lang just want to treat the 24/7 bantays ni mom kaya nag order ako. at this time super down kami as in everyday, lahat ng nasa bahay super sad and want na sana matagal matapos ang araw, so kahit papaano i treat all the people sa bahay para medyo masaya naman and nag play ako ng music. thanks to pizza hut esp for the free pizza na busog kami.

While we are all eating and enjoying our pizza, may dumating sa bahay, they are my tita's and tito's may dalang food, cake and bread (super thank you) well, sympre dinadalaw nila si mom, they asked me about what nangyari kasi nabasa nila yung statement ko sa facebook tungkol sa status ni Mom, i told them what really happen sympre hindi sila makapaniwala na 6 to 8 weeks na lang si mama (even me....) sad sila and sabi na they are still praying for mom, then yun nag lakad si mom papuntang sala para dun sila mag chikahan ng bagay bagay. dumating din yung close na pinsan ni mama, si Auntie Malou and Auntie Rosalyn, then kapatid ni papa na si Auntie Heyds with her family. one thing pa is, super pinalalakas nila loob ni mama. sinasabi na everything will be ok. hay i know naman na mangyayari yun eh

Super saya ni mama today, at ibang event naman ang nangyari today, bonding with my tita's and tito's. hay saya magcelebrate ng life... this day is super meaningful to us. as in! sayang nga alang at walang pictures coz, may eye patch yung isang eye ni mom kasi nahihilo sya kaya tinakpan muna namin yung isang mata nya. pero ok naman si mom, at ayaw koba may picture si mama na may ganun, super walang pain or something na nararamdam si mama. thank God for that.

sabi ko nga eh, status ko sa facebook, everyday is a happy day and everyday is a special day for us.

11pm na pala, tom need to wake up early or baka hindi na kasi, attend kami ng mass sa PINK SISTERS sa tagaytay. 7am ang mass so dapat makaalis kami ng maaga. i think we are all set coz imelda will cook adobo and prep mom's feeding milk.

Guys, dont forget to include mama to your prayers ah, our family is still hoping for the best.




Thank You
LOVE LOVE LOVE,

March 27, 2010


Graduation na ang Lil Bro ko Christian General, I really really dont know kung ano gift ko sa kanya! well i asked him kung ano gusto nya pero wala naman sya sinasabi, what do you think kaya the best gift that i can give him, plus birthday nya narin.
ayaw nya ng itouch, psp ayaw nya... hay....

His a Nursing Student of Manila Doctors, proud of him kasi super smart nya!! really now whaa.. (joke) kasi naman pag nakikipag meeting ako sa mga doctors pag meron ako na term na i cant or hard to understand sya talaga nag sabi sa kin, plus talagang monitor sya sa mga med ni mom. kaya super aliw ako.

good thing with him, positive sya lagi sa situation namin, well ako rin naman. pero minsan hirap talaga, when i ask him na kausapin nya si papa and i relax nya, talagang sya kumakausap kay paps. thank you Ian for that, kahit papaano ikaw ang umaalalay ka papa.

you know what kung hindi nangyari toh sa family namin, my mom's gift para sa grad nya is new car, kasi yun ng gusto ni ian and gusto rin bigay ni mom sa kanya, since ganto yung situation namin sorry but mom cant give him car. =(

ill share lang one story sa inyo nung nasa MMC kami for her chemo, sabi ko kay mom na dapat lumakas na sya kasi grad ni ian, then mom told me, na car nga daw yung gift nya kay ian, then yung kapatid ko naman sabi nya kay mama

" kahit wag na car, gumaling ka na lang ok na gift yun..." then sympre na pa smile ako coz, iba talaga yung lil bro ko sa amin. you know naman may personality, matapang, makulit and hindi simple life style ko, pero yung lil bro ko, grabee.

wish ko na lang na sana si mama makaabot pa sa grad ng kapatid ko, and i know na mangyayari yun.

im planning of giving my mom a fabulous dress pang attend ng grad ng bro ko, i even contacted one of my friend designer to create one for her. pero no style pa ni mind ako, kaya still thinking of the fabulous dress for her.

in mom's case we are helping her how to stand and walk na, thanks to Rochelle my mom's PT for help us do this.

well me naman, graduation ng kapatid ko March 27, pabalik pa lang ako ng Manila nun galing boracay, pero what im planning to do is to move my flight earlier, para naman makasama ako sa grad nya.

well, maaga pa naman pero need to think of something that will make that will make this event more special.

Just Stand Up



All:
Everything will be alright, yeah

Beyoncé:
The heart is stronger
Than you think
It's like it can go
Through anything
And even when you think
It can't it finds a way
To still push on
Though

Carrie Underwood:
Sometimes
You want to run away
Ain't got the patience
For the pain
And if you
Don't believe it
Look into
Your heart
The beat goes on

Rihanna:
I'm tellin' you

Rihanna/Miley Cyrus:
Things get better
Through
Whatever
If you fall
Dust it off
Don't let up

Nicole Scherzinger:
Don't you know
You can go
Be your own miracle

Beyoncé:
You need to know

Chorus (All):
If the mind
Keeps thinking
You've had enough
But the heart
Keeps telling you
Don't give up
Who are we to be
Questioning
Wondering what is what
Don't give up
Through it all
Just stand up

Fergie:
It's like
We all have better days
Problems getting all up
In your face

Leona Lewis:
Just because
You go through it

Fergie:
Don't mean it got
To take control, no

Leona Lewis:
You ain't gotta find
No hiding place

Keyshia Cole:
Because the heart
Can beat the hate

Leona Lewis:
Don't wanna
Let your mind
Keep playin' you

Keyshia Cole:
And sayin' you
Can't go on

Rihanna:
I'm tellin' you

Rihanna/Miley Cyrus:
Things get better
Through whatever
If you fall
Dust if off
Don't let up

Natasha Bedingfield:
Don't you know you
Can go
Be your own
Miracle

Carrie Underwood:
You need to know

(Chorus-All)

Mary J. Blige:
You don't gotta be
A prisoner
In your mind

Ciara:
If you fall
Dust it off

Mary J. Blige:
You can live your life

Rihanna/Carrie Underwood:
Yeah

Mary J. Blige:
Let your heart
Be your guide

Rihanna/Carrie:
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Mariah Carey:
And you will know
That you're good
If you trust in the good

Ashanti:
Everything
Will be alright, yeah
Light up the dark
If you follow your heart

Mary J. Blige:
And it will get better

Mariah Carey:
Through whatever

(Chorus-All) x2

Fergie:
You got it in you
Find it within
You got in now
Find it within now
You got in you
Find it within
You got in now
Find it within now
You got in you
Find it within
Find it within you
Find it within

All:
Through it all
Just stand up

Friday, February 26, 2010

First Live Mass


Diba i told you kanina that i want to go out and get some fresh air, well im very much happy right now, super happy ko kasi happy si mom na nakalabas kami ng bahay.


actually first live mass ni mama for 2010 kasi never sya nakakapunta sa church bec. of her sakit, plus nung nasa MMC kami lagi lang sya nag watch ng mass sa Cable TV ang mmc. 

around 5.00pm kanina nag prep. na kami kasi nga we are planning to go out with mom kaya naman after ko mag punta ng BDO went home kaagad to check kung ok na lahat. well i can say naman kanina na ok lahat kay mom, her eyes is back to normal unlike the other day na super nag aalala kami. but its back to normal. thank you lord.


my mom is wearing red polo kanina (her fave color) then black pants with scarf sa head nya... mmm..... why may scarf? again nung chemo ni mom never sya nag karoon ng losing of hair, kaya sya may scarf dahil she had her biopsy last december, may part sa hair or head nya ang maikli plus, puro whte hair na si mom, sana nga she can do a hair dye but i dont think she can na, pero gv lang coz mom looks ok naman super ganda as ever kaya nga sya tinawag na Lola Ganda.

nasa MOA church na kami bago mag start yung mass, i went to the office ng church para mag offer ng mass for mom, the girl na nag assist sa akin nag tanong kung para saan, then i told her the story of Mom. then sabi nung girl from Feb. 26 to March 15 daw lagi kasama si mom sa mass. wow that long, so amazing... plus donation lang ang ibigay.
The masss started exactly 6pm then last for about 30 to 45mins, kala namin tapos na. then all of sudden nag stand kami para we can go naman somewhere pa, pero when i saw all the church goer na walang nagstand super nag taka ako, then dad told me, may novena daw, so we stayed pa muna, then saka lang naman nalaman na its not a novena, its a WAY of THE CROSS pala, wow so happy coz super early ng way of the Cross. we stayed and finished the said way of the Cross, and i think this will happen every friday. good thing ah. Good idea to have this na... The way of the cross early now. Good..

Hay, so so happy, nakakagaan ng pakiramdam na your back with your mom esp. sa mass, coz dati lagi lang si dad ang kasama nya everytime mag attend mass sya, now i think dapat ibalik namin yung dati na every mass kami mag kakasama and eat after. super saya ko, plus si mom is super saya rin.

Honestly, i dont see 6 to 8 weeks for mom, feeling ko tatagal pa sya, i know and i can feel that. i think we should pray lang always and show to our mom and dad our love, kasi at this every moment i mean sa age natin, its time for us naman to take care of them. kakainis nga eh bakit ngayon ko lang naiisip to, dapat dati pa, but still its not too late and never too late na i-show how much we love them.

sayang mom cant eat sa mouth nya, we had bucket from KFC as our dinner, super busog nga ako.. hay...

Next Sunday, will go to tagaytay to attend mass and visit the PINK Sisters.

Pls Continue Praying for my Mom Sylvia General. baka late ulit ako matulog tonight coz need to monitor mom from time to time.


Love Love Love.

Friday Friday Friday

Its friday today, so.. super late na ako nagising kasi super late na rin ako naka sleep last night, im the only person na lang kasi na awake, kaya need to you monitor mom, hay.. thanks to twitter and facebook and other thingy for making me awake.

anyways, today is friday, usually gimik night for me, but since we have this situation, no gimik for me, pero i want to go out talaga.. my plans for today is to go out but nmot with friends sympre with my mom.

ok plan plan plan plan, we are planning to go and attend mass this afternoon sa mall of asia, cguro will bring na lang the special food for mom para ok sya. then may be we can go malling and all or kahit dun lang sa side, for sure miss na ni mom yun bec as far as i know dun lagi na pupunta si mom together with dad every weekend to do jogging and aerobics. baka lumakas ulit loob ni mom and do the same thing.

thats our plan for today. attend mass and do the malling, we need to spend more time for mom and always make it special. hay... this is celebrating life.

lets still continue praying for mom ah. thanks thanks thanks.




Love love love

2nd line for Mom

Information about mom's 2nd line or 2nd option. (credit from http://about.com)

What is Rituximab (Rituxan)?:

Rituximab (Rituxan) is a drug used in the treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (NHL). It is one of a special group of drugs called ‘monoclonal antibodies’. Rituximab that attaches itself to a special molecule called CD20 that is present on the surface of B-cells. It is the B-cells that become cancerous in many lymphomas. By attaching to this molecule, Rituximab inactivates the cancer cells and eliminates them. As it binds only to a very specific molecule present on B-cells only, Rituximab produces no ill effects on normal cells in the body.

Rituximab in Low grade (Follicular) NHL:
Rituximab is used in multiple settings in low grade NHL:

For those who have been treated with chemotherapy before but have relapsed, Rituximab can be used as a salvage treatment.
For those who have had no treatment yet, Rituximab can be used along with chemotherapy.
For those who have just completed chemotherapy and shown a response, Rituximab also helps as a maintenance treatment. It delays progression significantly, compared to no further treatment.
Rituximab in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma:
Rituximab is now considered a standard part of initial treatment when used with chemotherapy combinations like CHOP. Three large studies have demonstrated that not only does adding Rituximab delay disease relapse or progression, it may also result in improved survival. Rituximab is therefore given with each cycle of chemotherapy, and may be continued for a period beyond completion of chemotherapy cycles. For those who have been treated earlier with chemotherapy alone and have now relapsed or progressed, Rituximab may be administered as a salvage treatment.

How is Rituximab given?:
Rituximab is administered as an infusion in your veins. Rituximab is given over a few hours. The infusion is started slowly, and if the patient does not show any reactions to the medicine, the rate of infusion is increased every hour till the infusion is over.

Rituximab is administered on a weekly basis for 4-8 weeks when it is administered alone. When administered along with chemotherapy, it is usually given on the first day of each cycle of chemotherapy for each of the 6-8 cycles.

What are the side effects with Rituximab?:
The main side effects of Rituximab are related to infusion reactions. The majority of patients have some kind of a reaction, more so during the first infusion. The commonest symptoms are fever and chills, with some patients feeling itchy or lightheaded. These are easily controlled by trained staff, and are rarely worrisome.
Rituximab may result in a fall in blood counts, like chemotherapy. This may occasionally result in fever, and may require growth factor injections for control.
A small number of patients may have some cough and nasal discharge following Rituximab. Serious lung complications are very rare.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Facebook and Twitter

Thank you to Facebook and Twitter kasi nalalabas ko lahat ng gusto ko sabihin, plus nakaka ask ako ng prayers sa lahat ng mga friends ko, im so so happy kahit papaano.

To all my friends,
Super Thank you talaga for all the effort na mag pray, mag rosary, mag offer ng mass for mom, i wish i makapag thank you ako in person sa inyong lahat. I will do everything just to save my mom, i will fight for her sa abot ng makakaya ko.
Thank you for all your tweets and message as in, malaking help sa akin yun esp. sa mom ko. Maraming Maraming Salamat.

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pls add me to your facebook and Tiwtter account.

Candle Light for my Mom


I went to church today to attend mass but hindi ako nakahabol for the mass, kaya i prayed na lang for my mom. Sana yun din ang lagi nyong gawin for mom. Thanks to my friend Venus for the company. bago ako mag punta sa church, inalalayan ko muna si mom to go and walk papuntang sala to pray the rosary. Humaba pa buhay ni mama, just keep on praying for her.

My Mom's Name is Sylvia General 59 years old November 3, 1950

Thank you so much.

The General's Statement

Tuesday February 23, 2010, Mom’s check up with Dr. Abad Santos, Dr. Milan Tambunting Nephrology, Dr. Dindo Isabella and Dr. Barbara Marquez Domingo Oncologist of Makati Medical Center, this is in preparation of her 4th Chemo Therapy this week. But due to some complication, the said cycle/treatment was canceled. I will not elaborate more about the complication she had. Dra. Domingo together with Dr. Dindo Isabella advice us to have her MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) so we had the said procedure at around 8.00pm.

Wednesday February 24, 2010, around 2.00 to 3.00 in the afternoon. Anna Sec. of Dr. Domingo ask me to go to Makati Medical Center bec. We will have meeting with Dr. Domingo and Dr. Ortin Radiation Specialist regarding the result of MRI. I went to MMC together with Joan, I did not ask my dad to join me bec. Of his heart, I know that this is very important and critical, that’s why I told my dad not to join us. the conversation was recorded. After a few minutes of waiting now we are complete, then the meeting started around 3pm.

Result of her MRI and Possible Treatment.


Dr. Ortin, educated us about the next procedure after her Chemo, Radiation Therapy, Mom should have 6 cycle, and she need 2 or 3 more chemo, but bec. Of the complication this was canceled anymore. After her 2nd chemo, the tumor shrink, so we don’t have to worry coz we now that its working, then after her 3rd chemo and bec of the complication, MRI result is the tumor is back in her brain. Methotrixate is no longer working for mom’s tumor as per Dr.Domingo.

The Doctor’s explained to us clearly what is the options or 2nd line as what they call it.

First Option is Retuximab

Rituximab (Rituxan) is a drug used in the treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (NHL). It is one of a special group of drugs called ‘monoclonal antibodies’. Rituximab that attaches itself to a special molecule called CD20 that is present on the surface of B-cells. It is the B-cells that become cancerous in many lymphomas. By attaching to this molecule, Rituximab inactivates the cancer cells and eliminates them. As it binds only to a very specific molecule present on B-cells only, Rituximab produces no ill effects on normal cells in the body.

Or Radiation Therapy for 4 weeks.

MRI Result, Mom has a Bad Tumor in her brain, Methotrixate is no longer working, and Tumor is back after 3rd chemo.

Side effect is also explained to us.

CNS Lymphoma is not curative, Retuximab or Radiation Therapy can hide the said tumor but no possibilities.

Since its not curative, I asked the Doctors, what will happen to her if we decided not to go on radiation therapy or Retuximab.

My MOM is given 6 to 8 weeks.

Our Family is still on process of thinking what is the best for my mom since we've given the best that we can for her tumor, but this time no decision yet.

Now, I am asking all of you my relative and friends to pls pls pls keep on praying for mom, pls ask GOD to give mom longer life, not weeks but years. Pls include her, my mom’s name is Sylvia General and to help us in thinking what is the best for mom.

Our Family is now in pain, but we are still holding and hoping, ONLY GOD knows everything.

Thank you to all my friends who always praying for her. Maraming Maraming Salamat po sa inyong lahat.

Note:
I will only meet some close friends and relatives at this point of time, to all my friends/office executives/producers of my projects etc. pls understand our situation right now, Im on Leave, sa work and all. thank you for all your understanding, everything will be ok.

Mom, I love you So much, i know na makakaya natin to. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH Ma!


Gilbert General
Second Son

Back to Blogging


I will back into blogging na, actually super dami na ng nagawa ko in my life special things and event na hindi ko na blog but this time im back into blogging special at this point of time in my life or sa family namin,

well im super sad about sa nangyayari sa life but i have to deal with it, wala naman na ako magagawa eh but to give what is best for mom, like make everyday a very special day for mom, kahit na mahirap but i can say that we are celebrating life.

yesterday super hirap for me to understand everything, but i have to, kasi sabi nga ng mga friends ko, sa akin kukuha ng lakas ang family ko dahil im a strong person, pero minsan mahina rin ako, kaya kahit strong ako, inside me is super weak, ang hirap kaya umiyak mag isa, wala akong kausap pero i have to be strong.

Hay... buhay, thank you GOD for giving us a chance, time and all with mom, i know naman that hindi mo sya pababayaan, we know naman na your always sa side namin to help us, guide us and give us power to accept everything.

Super salamat din ako for giving me such a wonderful friends, walang sawa na mag pray for mom and our family, plus thankful ako coz if i need someone to talk to nandyan sila despite of super busy sched. sa mga friends ko na super naiinis na for all my update and pangugulit sa facebook and twitter to pray for mom, i hope you understand kasi kung ganto rin ang mangyayari sa inyo, same lang din tayo ng gagawin. sorry if ganto ako coz, super na hurt ako sa ibang friends na nagrereklamo about flood update for mom, wala naman ako magagawa kasi its you account not my account, you can do naman what ever you want to do eh. I understand everything.

I wish na sana si Mama, tumagal pa, yun lang. i know naman na si Mama nabuhay ng fabulous, nagawa lahat ng gusto nya at nag enjoy naman. but syempre super happy ako if mom will have a longer and fabulous time.

that will happen bec. of your prayers, sana wag kayo mag sawa na mag pray para kay mama. i know naman na hindi talaga kayo mag sasawa.

Maraming Maraming Salamat.
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