The last 5 weeks.

When I heard the word cancer, my first thought was that I had limited time and needed to get everything organized right away in case I ran out of time.

Within two days of my diagnoses, I got hardwood floors put in the entrance, kitchen and family room.  They look stunningly beautiful by the way!

Ordered and installed new curtains for the living room.

Went on many dates with my husband.  Watched a poignant show called “In the Heights” about a story of a group of immigrants in New York with hopes and dreams about their future.

Saw PottedPotter on Valentines’s Day as a surprise present from Nagib.  Front-row streets and we ended up being part of the act.  It was a terrible show but wonderful company!

Had many people come home to visit and say prayers.

Friends have been dropping by constantly in the evenings and weekends with carrot cakes and to have chai.

Went out with friends and tried new restaurants and exotic food.  My new favourite haunts are Canadian Thai and 168 Sushi at Dufferin and Steeles.

And am regularly going for massages, acupressure and reiki.

Hosted a party for my colleagues from Sanofi this week to celebrate how much I love working with them.  Indian food and Karaoke night.

Oh and I have been working everyday, except when I’ve had tests at the hospital.

The first miracle I have experienced is that I have two stage 3 and 4 cancers and am experiencing no pain – – just a bit of tiredness.  How is this even possible?  God is so looking after me!  I feel his hand on my shoulder.


I will survive.

Dear Cancers:

“Go on now go, walk out the door, just turn around now ’cause you’re not welcome anymore…Weren’t you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye, you think I’d crumble, you think I’d lay down and die. Oh no, not I, I will survive, as long as i know how to love I know I will stay alive. I’ve got all my life to live. I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll survive. I will survive.”


Munira Premji

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