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Vashim Khan (Bone Cancer): Don't Take Any Stress And Be Happy

Vashim Khan (Bone Cancer): Don't Take Any Stress And Be Happy

Bone Cancer Diagnosis

I had pain in my shoulder, but I didn't worry about it. Six months passed with that Pain, and then I consulted a doctor and learned it was cancer.

I could not raise my right hand and had restricted movements, but I didn't take it seriously because I was working in a foreign country. I consulted a few doctors there, and they gave me painkillers for this, but they only temporarily affected my pain. Later, I started swelling in my hand, so I returned to India. I went to Mahatma Gandhi Hospital and got my CT scan and MRI done. The doctor said it looked serious, so we must undergo a biopsy and two more tests. When the reports came, it was confirmed that I had bone cancer.

I was kept away from this news for ten days. Everyone told me it was just a cyst, but then I Googled my biopsy reports and learned that I had bone cancer. Initially, I got scared, but as it is said, time heals everything, so with time, I started accepting it and got ready for the fight.

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Bone Cancer Treatment

I was asked to take chemotherapy for 2-3 months and then go for surgery. But because of the lockdown, my surgery got delayed. But now, I have finally got my surgery done. My radiation is going on, and I still have to go for nine more chemotherapies.

I lost my hair, but it has started to grow back now. I am not scared of anything, and I do not have many side effects. Still, I sometimes feel nauseated after Chemotherapy and cannot eat food for 2-3 days after the chemotherapy session, but I am dealing with everything very positively. I do not eat outside or junk food and eat only homemade food.

My family always supported me a lot. It does not feel like anything has happened to me. Because of everyone's support and my willpower, I do not feel that anything has changed or that I have bone cancer.

I don't focus more on the disease; I spend time with my family and friends and get cancer treatment, thinking it is the same as any other disease. I do not have any physical pain, so I do not feel stressed out. I feel as normal as before. I do not let anything affect my mind. I try to do my routine chores on my own.

I believe connecting with other cancer survivors is essential because, initially, everyone gets lost in this journey and has so many doubts. We should connect, motivate, and help each other on this cancer journey.

Parting Message

Don't take any stress. What is bound to happen will happen; you cannot change it, so why worry about it? Just be happy and take cancer as a normal disease.

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