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I am a simple gal. With a beautiful dream, not knowing if all will come true. Many desires deep within my heart(hopefully I can blog about) not knowing where to go. But because I am a very outspoken & bold I think I managed to climb up certain stairs in my life, which brought light into my life... And now I am progressing =) Well I wouldn't really say simple as have been pampered since young. So ya... I only update my blog once in a blue moon, like a thriller story you know? Excited to know what is in the climax.. LOL... Anyway, hope you enjoy reading my blog! MUAAAAHHH!!!

15.7.09

FUNERAL

12/7/09

Shanti akka (Jason’s Cousin Sis) she passed away @ 3.30pm. she was diagnosed with Small bowel cancer. What is that? I had to go and do research & stuff to find out. In the end I found out it was the small intestine.

Cancers affecting the small bowel are rare. In the UK approximately 750 people are diagnosed with a small bowel cancer each year.
The small bowel forms part of the digestive system and extends between the stomach and the large bowel (or colon). The small bowel is divided into three main parts: the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum.
The small bowel folds many times to fit inside your abdomen and is approximately 5 metres (16 feet) in length. It is responsible for the breakdown of food to allow vitamins, minerals and nutrients to be absorbed into the body. Although the small bowel makes up three-quarters of the digestive system, cancers in this area are rare.
(BASICALLY SMALL INTESTINE)

There are four main types of small bowel cancer and they are named after the cells that they develop from:
Adenocarcinoma:
These tumours start in the lining or internal skin layer of the bowel. They are the most common type of small bowel cancer and usually appear within the duodenum.
Sarcoma:
These tumours develop in the supportive tissues of the body, such as the muscle or fat. Leiomyosarcomas are sarcomas that usually grow in the muscle wall of the small bowel. These more commonly occur in the ileum.
Another rare type of sarcoma is gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST), which can develop in any part of the small bowel.
Carcinoid:
tumours arise in cells that make hormones within the small intestine. These tumours appear more commonly in the ileum and sometimes within the appendix.
Lymphoma:
These tumours start in the lymph tissue of the small bowel. The lymph tissue is part of the body’s immune system. Usually small bowel lymphomas are of the type known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and appear more commonly in the jejunum or ileum.
Causes of small bowel cancer
The cause of most small bowel cancers is unknown. However, some people with non-malignant (non-cancerous) bowel conditions may be at higher risk of developing small bowel cancer. These include Crohn’s disease, coeliac disease, Peutz-Jegher’s syndrome and polyposis. Small bowel cancer is not infectious and cannot be passed on to other people.


Signs and symptoms
The symptoms of small bowel cancer are often vague and difficult to diagnose. They may include any of the following:
blood in the stools (bowel motion)
dark/black stools
vague, crampy abdominal pain
weight loss
diarrhoea.
These symptoms may be caused by many things other than small bowel cancer, but symptoms that are severe, get worse, or last for a few weeks should always be checked by your doctor.
Occasionally the cancer can cause a blockage (obstruction) in the bowel, which may be complete or partial. The symptoms of this are vomiting, constipation, griping pain and a bloated feeling in the abdomen.
Sometimes a blockage in the small bowel can cause the bowel to burst. This is a serious condition that usually occurs suddenly and will need to be treated with surgery. The symptoms include severe pain, shock (a drop in blood pressure) and abdominal swelling.
It was so sad to see her parents crying so badly. She was only 34 whe she passed away. It is very sad to know when someone so young passed away, firstly its due to cancer but you do not know what lead to it. Loosing a daughter @ such a young age is very painful as a parent.
13/7/09
Today was her funeral i took half day at work and wenbt for her funeral. I saw many loved ones who were there to pay respect for her funeral. Something which just struck me was someone do not have to be a famous person or have a post in life to be respected and loved by many.
Many things which i saw also shocked me was the way some people behaved. The way people behaved really pissed me off. Did they come for a funeral or Deepavali celebration?
After the crimination most of us went back to the house of Shanti Akka, her photo was in the middle of the hall so we had to go there pay respect like touch her photo & put the finger on our hearts ( a form of saying she will always remain in our hearts ) . Some idiots did not even bother doing that they just rushed in sat for the food than complaint why this one don' have and that one don't have. I felt so bad for the family and people could give such comments. How dumb?
After everything i was thinking about my death. What would happen if i died. Who would come who wouldn't ? Who would cry outside laugh inside? Who would be real sad?
If I were to pass away i want my coffin to be in white & the only flowers i want is white roses. I do not want any other flowers. I must be wearing a white dress.
Ha. so much for attending just 1 funeral.
Hope Shanti Akka would REST IN PEACE =)

4 comments:

Ezekiel Inban said...

sharon sharon sharon

sharon said...

y? wad?

Ezekiel Inban said...

nth, just wondering abt why that thought! LOL

sharon said...

don't worry ... i won't die so fast...