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Meaning of life

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." ~ Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Susan Boyle from Britain's Got Talent

I LOVE an underdog...just watch and tell me what you feel when you are done.


Jeanne said...

I loved her too. She made me cry.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I felt her emotion!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. Very interesting and inspiring. I admire your courage and spirit!

Sharifah Rashidah bt. Syed Ahmad said...


Love reading your blog. We are in the same boat. I'm also a tongue cancer survivor. Also lost my whole tongue. Your blog is both inspiring and motivating.


Dr. Swill said...


What a beautiful name. Thank you for saying, "Hello" and leaving such a kind comment. I have visited your site and it seems like we have a lot in common. So close yet so far so to speak. How are health care and treatment options in Malaysia?

I'm glad you found me. I have many visitors from all over the world, but most have some type of other cancer. If there is anything you'd like to discuss, please feel free to ask. I know family and friends try to understand, but they just can't comprehend the magnitude of this issue. It seems you're doing well. I wish you the best and hope you continue to make progress!!


Sharifah Rashidah bt. Syed Ahmad said...

Hi B,

Yes, we do have a lot in common. I've been on tube feeding for about 2 months now. My mouth waters when I read about the grilled hot dog and marshmallows and could just taste it in memory but as least we are alive and kicking, right. I guess thats what matters at this point.

About the health care in Malaysia, we have excellent surgeons in the government hospitals. I got my treatments in a government hospital. Being a government servant, all my treatments have been paid by the government and I don't have to pay a single cent. So, I've been fortunate in that department. However, the after care is really poor. In my case for instance, I didn't get the speech or swallow therapies. We just have to adjust to the new normal on our own, sad to say.

You are doing well yourself. Wish you the best.


Words To Live By:

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service to others." -Mahatma Gandhi