Thursday, August 29, 2013


Alhamdullahi, I'm still here and healthy. Last juma I saw my oncologist. Everything is looking good. I'm still cancer free. All praise due!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Guess what today is? This is the date when I had my operation last year. It's been a year and I'm still here, all praises due. I not really excited, but I am thankful. Another day of living and I made it  in good health. The really important date for me will be 03/31/13. That will be around the first year after chemo. Hopefully I will still be cancer free on that day. I have a cscan and x-ray coming up in November. I'm praying to Allah that there will be nothing there; that I will be still cancer free. Mashallah!

I finished I'm glad to state that I have knitted every sock in the book. No sub for me either.  I didn't think that I would have kept my Master Baker status, especially thru the chemo. But I did. I have to take a pictures of my last pair of socks. I'm going to have my husband model them.

Here's a picture of all the socks that I've knitted in except the last one - German Stocking:

Monday, June 4, 2012

Being Thankful Today

Alhamdulilahi, my eyebrows have almost completely grown back. I look almost normal again. I feeling very good. I still need to make diet changes and stop eating everything under the sun. But I thank Allah for each day that I have. Each day that I get up at Fadjr and make my prayers; for my husband, who has been so great and who I have leaned, on these past few months and to all the sisters and brothers who have made dua's for me, shukran.

Friday, May 4, 2012


I haven't blog for awhile. Just dropping a little note. I'm doing well, I think. Saw the doctor on 4/17/12. Every thing looked good. C-scan and x-ray were cleared. Doctor stated that if I stay cancer free for the next two years, more then likely the cancer will not come back. Inshallah. I have to see the doctor every three months, with a c-scan done every 6 months.
My hair is growing back. Of course I'm growing grey hairs on my face first. That was one thing I enjoyed about being hairless - no beard (lol).
My diet is not going well. I'm eating everything I shouldn't. I'm going to make out a diet plan and start following it.
All praises due to Allah, for another day!
(I just want to celebrate another day of living! Yay, yay)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

More Tests

Well I had a chest xray- and c-scan done today. Next week I'll see the doctor. Inshallah there will be nothing unusual in the chest x-ray or c-scan.  My doctor is not expecting anything, so hopefully the chemo has work, for now.
Allah is most merciful, and my journey will be uneventful. All praise due......

Monday, April 9, 2012

A parting photo of no eyebrows Karima:

It's a terrible picture, but it's me! Notice yesterday that I don't have a mustache either.


Well my last chemo session was done on 03/27/12. It was the last one. I reacted badly to one of the chemo drugs. Go figure. Never reacted  to any of the drugs till then (about a half an hour before it was all done). I was chilling in my private room at the main hospital. Looking at TV; started to feel a little sick. NO, I couldn't be getting sick. At one point I felt like someone had grab me by both arms and my hips. Yeah I was reacting to the chemo. Call the nurse. The nurse did say the most people  react by the 6th session to crisplatin. They didn't give me the rest of it. I took off the whole week from 04/02/12 to 04/06/12. I needed to rest. During the whole Chemo, I've gone to work. Suffering thru the aches and pains. Since this was the last time(inshallah) I decided to just take a break and rest. It was a good week.
Now the hard work starts. I need to improve my diet, exercise, and all that good stuff. I made some improvement since the operation but not enough to keep me cancer free.