Day 12 – 15

Last few days including today have been spent dealing with the side effects of the medications. Either it is my jaw pain or sore throat or it is the belly ache or back ache that grabs the attention of my parents promptly. My mom has set the routine for me to walk every couple of hours, do some exercises throughout the day so that I do not become stiff. My dad makes sure that I do them and my little brother does it with me all the time. I have become an expert in taking my temperature with the digital thermometer now.

It does get boring sometimes now staying home all the time. I just hope I will be able to attend the school more.  I have had many cravings for the different foods since morning time but my parents make sure I eat the healthy food as well along with all day long junk foods. What made me sad was that I wanted to go to IHOP or to the sushi place but my mom said that first of all I cannot go to the public places because of infection and secondly sushi is not safe for me. It is frustrating that I cannot play with my little cousins or go out to eat but I have to listen to my parents because they know the best.

Some body sent me a mystery snack box – thank you !

I guess some body heard about my cravings and sent me a mystery snack box which myIMG_20180903_172716855 mom found at the garage door. It does not have the name of the sender but whoever has sent it, I want to thank them. I enjoyed lot of things from it but my dad was watching me to make sure that I do not eat all snacks/candy at once. I have started to get round face right now and gained 1 pound each day for last 2 days. My mom told me it is because of the prednisone medicine. I am curious to see how I will look after gaining all this weight.

Life is simple. Sleep, Eat, Watch and Study…

8 thoughts on “Day 12 – 15

  1. Sonia Siqueiros September 3, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    Hi Arjun! I hope you find some comfort soon. I have a daughter who was diagnosed with Leukemia at 16 months the old. She will be turning 21, Oct 1! Your blogs are very touching and show so much strength you have. Thank you for sharing your journey, my family continues to pray for you! Stay Strong Arjun!


    • Arjun September 5, 2018 / 7:17 pm

      Thanks for reading my blog Mrs.Sonia. Knowing about your daughter made me feel hopeful. I am happy to say that I’m doing awesome.
      P.S. Special thanks to you and Mrs. Liz for the snack box… It is very yummy.


  2. Rebecca Newman September 6, 2018 / 11:08 am

    HI Arjun, I am Ben Newmans mom! Wow I love reading your blog! You are one amazing kid. Ben started 5th grade today. He was very nervous about the new school. I sure hope you get to go to school since you like it sooo much and I hope you get to see Ben. Please know we are thinking of you and sending you lots of prayers!! You are being so brave and so positive!! That great attitude makes the bad cancer cells run and hide so keep up the good work!! I look forward to your next entry! Be well and feel great!

    Rebecca Newman


    • Arjun September 8, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you! I remember Ben! I hope I see him at school!


  3. Nicole Roseman September 6, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    Hi Arjun, Matthew Roseman’s mom here. We are sorry to hear that you are facing this illness but I can tell you that you are in the best place possible for treatment!! My nephew was a cancer patient at CHOP as an infant and is now a fabulously healthy 6th grader. I know the treatments aren’t easy but you are surrounded by a wonderful support system who will help to get you through it. You are a warrior!! Prayers for you and your family.
    Nicole Roseman


    • Arjun September 8, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you! Chop is great!


  4. Ms. Oliver September 6, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Hi Arjun! This is Ms. Oliver from Amsterdam School. I don’t know if we ever met but I am The ESL teacher there. You’ve probably heard me on the announcements or wearing wacky outfits during spirit days. I’m already so proud of you for your blog on only read one entry. I cant Wait to follow more. My mom is a nurse and takes care of kids with cancer. I grew up watching her take care of kids with all sorts of cancers and one thing I know is they were all fighters and special in their own ways. And I see that in you too!

    PS I’m so happy someone heard about your cravings! That box looks AWESOME!


    • Arjun September 8, 2018 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you Ms Oliver! I remember you from Amsterdam school. I am a fighter and will definitely do well!


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