• Perk (7): The end of the beginning

    Saturday, November 1, 2014 1 No tags Permalink

    After I spent 2 weeks enjoying normal life with my family and my friends outside a medical ward, I had to go back to the hospital again for the third time. On the first day of this admission, I had a bone marrow examination followed by a central line placement on the second day.

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  • Perk (6): Next move

    Sunday, September 7, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

    Last time, I was forbid to have any meals. But this time, the doctor said that I was allowed to have meals, unless I got the same scars as last time. So, I thought that this admission would be much easier than last time.

    Last time, I was forbid to have any meals. But this time, the doctor said that I was allowed to have meals, unless I got the same scars as last time. So, I thought that this
    admission would be much easier than last time.

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  • Perk (5): Moving toward a new life with leukemia

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

    After I arrived the hospital again with my own luggage prepared alike going somewhere, I was surprised by my weight. Within only four days out there, I gained four kilos back.

    I waited for a while, then familiar face nurse came to help me carried my bags. She said, “Please follow me this way”.

    “Not this way?” I asked and pointed to the same room I stayed before, I thought they would put me in the same room again.

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  • The Way to Say Is Ninety Percent

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 0 Permalink

    Last Friday (15 August), I have a chance to attend a seminar by Sasaki Kenichi, the author of best-selling book「伝え方が9割」(The way to say is ninety percent in English). In my opinion, this seminar’s contents are quite interesting and I think it is worth to share. So I summarize them in my way into this blog post.

    “The way to say is ninety percent” means that “If you know enough how to ask, you also can receive a better response.” According to coach Sasaki, sometimes we ask for something that almost impossible, but if we get “Yes” from that person, our life will be different. Moreover, the way to speak is not that hard to learn, coach Sasaki mentioned that it has recipes like ways we learn how to cook new dishes.

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  • Cooking and Me

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 0 , , Permalink

    “Time flies so fast” is a classic phrase which I think everyone has heard it many times. In this post, I would like to borrow this phrase too. As the title states, I have managed to teach myself how to cook since one year ago.

    According to my first post on my Instagram, it was one year and four months up to this point. Last year, I was still a graduate student in Pittsburgh, USA. Time files and I’m currently working as a Japanese salary man in Tokyo which is 14-hours’ time zone difference distance.

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  • Perk (3): Another crack by a cancer perk

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

    After a half of a month in the hospital, I thought that my condition had become stable. I planned to finish my graduation thesis. However, the chemotherapy took my expectations down again. I sometimes had to vomit. My hair was also falling out all over the ground. The blood platelet rate still did not increase at all. (Which means that I could not have a meal so soon.)

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  • Perk (2): How I live with a cancer perk

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

    “Will I ever be cured,” is the question I asked the doctor. He nodded and replied me, “Yes, you will. You are still have a good luck left because your leukemia type is APL, which has 80% rate of cure. According to my experience, all of my patients are cured.”

    Honestly, at the time I thought that an 80% rate was still too low for me. I have a leukemia with a one in million probability and I don’t think that it will be strange at all if I got put into another 20% uncured rate.

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  • Perk (1): This is how I got it. A cancer perk.

    Saturday, July 12, 2014 0 , , , , Permalink

    This story is my own real experience. It happened when I was studying in Beppu City, Oita prefecture, Japan in 2011. I will start telling you my story now.

     Before it started

    My story begins on 25 January 2011. I had some constipation on that day and I noticed that there was blood with my stools. At that time, I did not think that I might have any fatal illness at all. Since I was born, I have been living healthy all the time. I had never been admitted into a hospital. So I thought that I was tired from my studies and job hunting preparations.

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