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Yvonne Foong Writer & Speaker



A Malaysian alive & living with Neurofibromatosis type 2, and building a foundation in the USA that will help fellow NF patients get life saving medical treatments . To know more about this project and how u can help, please visit http://www.worksofgratit



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Drained Thyroid Cyst

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:06:05 +0000

On Monday (28th November 2016), I had fluid drained from my thyroid at Sunway Medical Centre by endocrinologist, Dr. Wong Ming and her colleagues. The whole procedure costed me RM 1,558 in total. I had a similar thyroid cyst drained in 2012 at the US National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It came back […]



For My Own Treatments Too

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 03:54:33 +0000

I have been transferring my own medical records from my previous treatment centers to Keck School of Medicine gradually the past few months so that Dr Friedman and his colleagues can start managing health condition for the long term. My last brain surgery to remove an acoustic neuroma at NIH made me feel strongly that […]



Incredible Hulks

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 03:58:19 +0000

Since last Thursday, my home has been undergoing minor renovations. Two of our bedrooms needed to be tiled. This was a post WW2 house in PJ Old Town. My mother moved in when she was 7 years old. These rooms used to be carpeted sometime after she moved in. The carpets were taken out recently […]



Used Laptops

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 03:16:21 +0000

Recently, a family member bought me a new laptop so I asked my friend, Elliot, to clean up the old one plus another old one I had, to be given away. After some deliberation, I remembered the African members of our church and decided to give them to help their situation. I learned from Elliot […]



Peg Tube Removed

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 02:27:40 +0000

So last Thursday, I went to the nearby Assunta Hospital for a scheduled procedure. Dr Jeeta, the Gastro-intestinalogist trained in India, pulled out my Peg tube under local anesthesia. My mother and I reached the hospital by 8.15am, paid the RM1,000 deposit and went upstairs to the ward. Nurses prepared me for the surgery pronto. […]



Pretty Dresses

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 01:33:32 +0000

Yesterday, my friend Rachel Voon surprised me with some of her treasured clothing – stylish fitting dresses from her growing wardrobe> I have seen her wearing these dresses attractively before, and I silently marveled at them and secretly felt envious. I wanted such elegant dresses too but I could not go shopping for clothes for […]



Doctors Trained In India

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 02:06:03 +0000

Last Thursday, I met a gastro-intestinologist at Assunta Hospital who earned his medical degree in India. I told him that : I have neurofibromatosis. I had a tumor removed from my brain stem on 1 February 2016. I could not swallow well before surgery so doctors put in a Peg tube. I was supposed to […]



Help Each Other

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 03:11:46 +0000

Economic recessions are a good opportunity for us to love and support each other. Just like how natural disasters can bring out the best in people. Recently, I asked a friend of mine to tidy up my old lap tops and electonics that I did not need anymore, so that I could pass them on […]



Survival Skills #1

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:47:53 +0000

Within the last few years, the global economy steadily declined slowly and gradually, more people lost their jobs. Those who are generally unstable as individuals, find it hard to cope – mentally, emotionally and spiritually. They are fun lament their predicaments to me. I can see many income opportunities that they cannot. I can see […]



Tough Love

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:25:23 +0000

Now and then, I have people with neurofibromatosis opening up to me. They tell me about their conditions, situations, and how they feel. Some of them have yet to undergo as many surgeries as I have and have yet to develop as many physical challenges as I have. Some others have been through more in […]