Thursday, May 27, 2010

Glimmer Of Hope

Today is Thursday, May 27. Lin has decided to undergo chemotherapy under the care of John Wong at the Cancer Center, National University Hospital (NUH).

To this end he has an appointment with Roy Chan at the National Skin Centre, himself a colon cancer survivor.

Lin and I have known various of the Chan family for years. Elder sister Pat, Roy and other brothers ruled the swimming pools when they were younger. Pat was Singapore's 'Golden Girl' who dominated the sport of swimming in Southeast Asia. Lin often played tennis in the Chan family compound in Mountbatten Road, Katong.

On Monday we have an early morning appointment with John Wong to work out the details. In the afternoon, a visit to Dr Low Huey Moon at the new dental centre at the new Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Dr Low is a specialist in oral and maxillary-facial surgery, a gem Lin discovered through Gene King at MD Anderson. Lin is concerned about the effects of the chemotherapy, especially on his mouth and use of his obturator (the legacy of his bout with cancer in the '60s).

Thus, we continue putting one foot in front of the other.

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