I am Doris, 68 years old. In 2016, I was diagnosed with final stage multiple myeloma cancer. After a year of chemotherapy treatments, I underwent an autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, followed by another two years of chemotherapy which ended in May 2020. However, the bone marrow test showed that I still have 2.9% of abnormal plasma cells. Currently, I am on oral chemotherapy medication for another two years.
Before the circuit breaker, I only attended the Fun Singing class once a week on Mondays.
I truly miss the singing lessons, especially the teacher who is full of vital energy and always gave us a lively time. In class, I get to learn singing techniques such as breathing control which is a great exercise for the lungs, intonation, enunciation and expression. With the current situations, it seems like I have to wait for quite a while before physical lessons can resume.
During the circuit breaker, I really look forward to participate in 365 Cancer Prevention Society (365CPS) online activities every morning such as Detox Exercise, Dance Fit, Zumba Gold and Restorah Exercise. These activities have benefited me a lot physically and mentally. After completion of each activity, I feel more optimistic and happier for the rest of the day. Thankfully, I have other lessons over zoom to join. I am truly grateful to 365CPS for organising such meaningful activities for us.