マイミッション My Blog Mission

  • このブログを書くことで、こんなことを目指しています -
    - NET患者へ日本語・英語で情報提供し、言語に制限されない情報共有をめざそう。
    - NET患者のネットワークを日本国内だけからグローバルレベルへ広げ、国境を超えた人のつながりと平和のきっかけを作ろう。
    - ひとり親で、あるいは病と闘い頑張っている人に、今日も頑張ろうと思える言葉を発信しよう。
    - 英語学習で広がる世界の大きさを感じてもらえるよう日英両言語で書き続けよう。
    - 息子たちがいつか今日の日を思い出すきっかけを残しておこう。
  • My mission on writing this blog page is:
    - that any information I share here about my conditions with NET can be useful for those who suffer from this very rare disease for both Japanese and English readers.
    - that this site can create a borderless, peaceful global world without language barriers, connecting the people inside and outside Japan through the NET information I share.
    - that sharing my happy and rough moments as a single mother with two kids can offer laughter, comfort and courage.
    - that I can be of support for those who want to see the world outside Japan, and inside Japan, too.
    and most importantly,
    - that one day, one day when my beautiful children have grown up, they would enjoy reading highs and lows of our lives.


煩悩の整理をしたら When you sort out what you want in life...




I had my large bowl checked yesterday, making sure that none of my cancer has spread on that end. They all seemed good but I will hear more from the doctor next week.

I suppose we all go through this worries of "what if" no matter how healthy you are or you feel. I did have my "what if" moments while lying on a bed at the clinic.

I don't know about you, but somehow I got this strong determination to accept whatever my destiny would be. If my life is to end tomorrow, or next year, I am not surprised and I am ok with it. Yet if anything at all that keeps me desire to live longer, that would be my children. Their well being and happiness are everything to me, and if I am part of their happiness, I wish that I live long, along with them. After categorizing and sorting out all my desires and wishes, "happiness for my kids" is the only desire that would be left in my mind. And it is a strong desire. So strong that it makes me want to live.






癌と向き合うチームを作ろう  I am building a great team for my cancer battle!





I went to see a specialist on NET at a hospital in Osaka. I had known of him from my internet research but it was the first time meeting him in person. He is very well known in the field as there is only a very few doctors specialized in NET cancer in Japan. He sure is one of the pioneers in the area, and I am so lucky to have him as my main doctor. Along with him was another very skillful doctor who is also a specialist in NET. I am nothing but grateful for having those two doctors as part of the special team for my cancer battle. 

The suggestion my doctor made for my conditions was to remove the bottom part of my stomach to stop gastrine hormone produce. I could not agree  more  that it would be the best option, judging from on my extensive web research. So I will go ahead with my surgery in the next few months.

As much as it is scary to go through a surgery and move my cancer battle with my NET to the next level, I am a bit excited and relieved  to move on to the new phase. More than anything else, I do not have to feel lonely any more when I think about these complicated medical issues. I am looking forward to the dialogues I will have with my doctors, taking one step at a time together. 

I sincerely hope that sharing my experiences and knowledge during my journey in my blogs for the next few months can help someone feel better and stronger when going through their journey of cancer battle.


癌であることは隠すべきこと?公表すること? Do you tell your friends and coworkers that you have cancer?




Do you talk about your cancer to your friends and co-workers? Does revealing the fact that you are a cancer patient affect your relationship with people? How about work? Does the company have different expectation when you have cancer? Is it a good thing or bad thing?

A friend of mine here in Japan pointed out to me that I should not reveal that I have cancer, as I will probably have less projects coming your way, once the company found that I am dealing with cancer. This may be a lot to do with the fact that I am working as a freelance. Is that your experience? Do you always have to hide about your physical conditions so you can carry on working? I just wondered what everyone's experience is like.

Would love to hear your thoughts please! Comment below or write me at netandsinglemother@gmail.com. Thank you!


この言葉に勇気づけられて A Great Quote of the Day for Cancer Patients

英国人 Ronny Allanさんのページから。この言葉がとても心にしみます。




A wonderful quote and that has been my favorite for the week.

Sometimes we feel like nobody understands how you feel or what you are going through. That is when we want to hear this quote!

Thank you Ronny!
For more about NET caner, please visit:

© Ronny Allan - Living with Neuroendocrine Cancer https://ronnyallan.com


NET患者必読の英語サイト Now I am part of global NET cancer team!

先日のエントリーでご紹介したNET患者の英国出身ロニーさん。彼のNET Cancer への貢献度は半端なく、そのサイトを見れば、いかに勉強され、同じ病気を持つ方のために、またその認知度を高めるために貢献されているかは、一目瞭然。
© Ronny Allan - Living with Neuroendocrine Cancer https://ronnyallan.com





The best advocate to NET Cancer, Ronny Allan, kindly quoted my blog site in his entry on his NET Cancer Blog page on Facebook:


Also he has recently added translation tool on his blog, so now his blog is available on various languages:
© Ronny Allan - Living with Neuroendocrine Cancer https://ronnyallan.com

My mission of this blog page is to connect NET cancer patients in the world. If one person can find a strength to fight against cancer with his/her family and friends support, then imagine how much more strength you could get when the support expands around the globe!


NETと診断されたら聞く10の質問 10 Questions to ask to your doctor (by Ronny Allan)

NET cancerという言葉で神経内分泌腫瘍について調べると、必ずだれもがこの方のウェブサイトにたどり着くはず。



今日はNETと診断されたら、次にお医者様に聞く10の質問というページ。質問だけを抜粋しています。(© Ronny Allan - Living with Neuroendocrine Cancer https://ronnyallan.com

Diagnosedwith Neuroendocrine Cancer? – 10 questions to ask your doctor

1. Where is my primary tumour and what type of NET is it?

2. What is the grade of my tumour(s)?

3. What is the stage of my disease?

4. Do I have a NET Syndrome?

5. What is my treatment plan and what are the factors that will influence my eventual treatment?

6. When will I start treatment?

7. Will you be able to get rid of all my disease?

8. What Surveillance will I be placed under

9. Will I receive support and specialist advice after my treatment?

10. How will treatment affect my daily life?

Thanks to Ronny Allan’s blog page:

© Ronny Allan - Living with Neuroendocrine Cancer https://ronnyallan.com