Why we named our son Jai…

DSC_9026-Edit-2-2 The meaning of Jai is ‘Victorious’ and what a victory it’s been so far. Who would have thought that little Jai would arrive under the toughest of circumstances? On Tue 9th Sept 2014, just two days after turning 33 years of age, and at 6 months pregnant, I was diagnosed with Stage II Invasive Breast Cancer. In that one moment our lives turned upside down. We kept asking how could this happen to us? What does it mean for our unborn child? I needed urgent major surgery and chemotherapy in order to save my life. My cancer had already advanced to my lymph nodes and this was the motorway system around my body for the cancer to spread. We were given piles of booklets to read but this was impossible to digest under the shock of the news. We turned to our very good friends within the medical proffesion Sally, Sunny and Smitha, who helped us to understand the diagnosis in more detail. Through these beautiful people all my medical treatment was moved over to Good Hope hospital within 24 hours where we were fast tracked for surgery. Waiting for us was a large medical team consisting of a Breast Care Surgeon, Anaesthetist, Obstetrician and Oncologist, all working closely together to achieve one outcome…to save our baby and me. Our precious little Jai coped with so much before being born. He coped on the operating table while mummy went through major surgery at 23 weeks gestation, he coped under radiation from X-rays and CT scans and most incredibly he coped under mummy’s chemotherapy treatment. Jai would kick mummy’s belly hard during chemo infusions reminding me to “keep fighting”. We would turn up for our hospital visits and go from the Maternity Ward to the Oncology Unit and staff would look at us both confused and shocked.

Not wanting to expose Jai any further to mummies treatment, our baby boy was born under an elective cesesrean at 34 weeks gestation. It was a truly incredible and ‘victorious’ day for us! Jai continued fighting and did amazingly well under the care of Neonatal. After just 2 weeks he was allowed home and we were overjoyed to have our amazing son home for Christmas.

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We took a leap of faith at each stage of our journey and trusted the small sample data our medical team had access to, reassuring us treatment would be safe for both of us. We asked God for Jai and I to be protected. God listened to our prayers and watched over us. We didn’t want Jai put at risk by my treatment but we also didn’t want our son growing up without a mummy.

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We didn’t know how wide spread the cancer was due to full body scanning being dangerous in pregnancy. We therefore spent 4 long agonising months not knowing if my illness was curable or terminal. I would write to my unborn son every night just incase I didn’t make it. I wanted him to know everything about me and how much I loved and fought for him. Something I never thought i’d have to do. I accepted that my life could be cut short and took time to reflect on each chapter of my life and every individual who has touched my heart in someway or another. But it wasn’t just tough for me…my husband didn’t know if he would lose his wife, my parents didn’t know if they would lose their youngest daughter and my sister didn’t know if she’d lose her ‘little Pix’ (as I’m known). They all kept their fears hidden from me and only showered me with positivity and love. I still remember my dads words the day I was diagnosed “if I can beat cancer, so can you!”. …on 22nd Dec 2014 we waited anxiously for my scan results. I still cry now when I replay my Consultants words in my head “I have terrific news for you Seema. There are no further signs of Cancer”. We cried like we have never cried before. I grabbed my little boy and said “mummy’s going to see you grow up and get married!” I held onto my son and husband so tight. I plan to do whatever it takes to keep my promise to my son.

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We have an exceptionally supportive family who have taken each step with us throughout this journey and continue to do so each day. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We also have amazing friends who have kept our spirits high and kept us smiling throughout. 

The most amazing person throughout this entire journey has been my husband. Many of you will know Manesh and you will already know what an amazing man he is, but if anyone could see the way he has cared and carried me over the last few months, you would know there is something incredibly special and extraordinary about my wonderful husband and our unconditional love. He has been by my side at every hospital appointment and held my hand throughout. He got me out of bed the days I’d lost hope, he made me eat when I didn’t feel like food and he picked me up each time I broke down. He would tell me each day how beautiful I looked, even though my hair was falling out and I couldn’t face looking in the mirror. He has suffered as much as me, if not more, feeling helpless when I cried, anxious each time we awaited results and watching me grow increasingly tired, heavily pregnant under chemotherapy.

He is my rock and I’d be lost without him. He has dedicated the last 6 months of his life caring for me and spent the last 3 months caring for Jai so mummy can rest. He is an amazing loving father and it makes my heart melt when I see my husband and son sharing precious moments together. We are finally a family despite all our obstacles and it feels great!

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We are now counting down my chemo sessions and cannot wait to celebrate life after! I cannot predict what the future has install for me…but then again can anyone? Cancer can be a viscous illness and is unfortunately on the rise. It is estimated that 50% of the population will have cancer by 2020. No longer is cancer a disease of the aged. It’s unfortunate that every person reading this will either already have been personally affected by cancer or know somebody affected. Cancer has, however, given me the chance to view the world through new eyes with a renewed appreciation. I find myself taking time to absorb the beauty around me, the most beautiful being our sons eyes, as he gazes into mine. I’ve re-assessed my entire life and feel blessed that I’ve been given the chance to do so. I have changed my entire lifestyle to give my body the best possible chance to heal and remain cancer free. That includes a super clean diet, staying fit and kicking out any unnecessary stress from my life. So why have I chosen to share this very personal account with you? It’s simple, cancer can affect anyone at anytime. Treatments are advancing each day but the trick is early detection. You will have heard it a million times! To truly help yourself and take charge of your health, please self examine routinely. It is vital. If you suspect something is not right then don’t just ignore it and hope it will disappear. Contact your GP and if in doubt get a second opinion. For women who are pregnant or breast feeding, don’t just assume all lumps are down to swollen milk ducts. Always air on the side of caution. Treatment in pregnancy is safe so never feel like you have to chose between your life and the life of your unborn child.

Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

https://www.justgiving.com/pathwaytovictory/

 

#positiveaffirmations #bornagain #pathwaytovictory #faith

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Seema, Manesh and Jai x.x.

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84 thoughts on “Why we named our son Jai…

  1. Hi Seema, I always thought and prayed for your well being. Your experience and the way you expressed yourself brought tears to my eyes. Cancer is part of my life too but what you have gone through so courageously makes me feel my problem was minor compared to yours. Our best wishes to you all. Take care.

    Best regards,

    Champak.

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    1. Hi Champak Kaka, thank you for your lovely message. So many of us have experienced Cancer in some way. Some live to tell the tale, some don’t. I’m just thankful that we are here and able to share our stories and hopefully raise awareness. We miss you all and hope it won’t be too long before we see you again soon. Lots of love, Seema x

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    1. Thanks for your message Gill… You guys have been there for us every step of the way from the moment I got diagnosed. We are so very lucky to have friends like you living next door. Lots of love, Seema xx

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  2. Hi
    I was sent this link by my friend, Anjela.
    Your story is inspirational. Thank you for sharing.
    I wish you lots of luck and great health in the future.

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  3. Hi Seema and Manesh, thank for sharing your journey over the last year. I cannot imagine what you must have gone through, and how extremely difficult and painful it all must have been physically and emotionally. Yes, you are very fortunate to have an amazing family, in Manesh, Manu, Kusum and Reena to be there for you and give you all the support to see through this part of life journey.

    Now you are blessed with Jai in your beautiful family, and Jai is a bundle of Joy-:).

    I send you Love and Blessings for the next phase of life filled with great health, love and joy…

    Dipukaka

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    1. Hi Dipu Kaka, thank you for your lovely message. I couldn’t have done it without those around me and Jai most definitely being my biggest motivation. Thank you for the love and blessings all the way from Canada. I hope it’s not too long before we see you again. Lots of love, Seema xx

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  4. Dear Seema.

    You truly are an amazing person. I admire your spirit and your will to conquer. You are blessed with an incredible husband & a beautiful son. I pray the sun always keeps shining on you All.
    Life challenges us all with obstacles. It has thrown you a curve ball. Never succumb. My late husband taught me never to lose faith and that the sheer determination to live is a formidable force.

    I pray, Bhagwan bless you and your beautiful family.

    xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely message. Your late husband sounds like a very wise man and it’s my every intention to never lose faith, whatever life brings! Lots of love and thank you for your prayers x

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  5. Seema, from the day I met you I’ve always known you to be such an amazingly strong and inspirational woman. After reading your full story I have now found even more reason to call you both strong and inspirational! Hun your smile and positivity have always been so contagious – I’m sure through your words a lot of people will get hope and joy from hearing your fight is almost over!… Wishing you all three of you endless joy and happiness! Xxx

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    1. Hey Harminder, thank you so much for your lovely message. I hope my story brings exactly what you say, hope. Hope to those who are facing hard times right now and perhaps hope to those fighting their own health battles. I look forward to catching up soon. With lots of love, your friend Seema xx

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  6. Hi Seema we have been thinking of you and praying God to give you courage to cope with difficult time. So glad that you are on mend. You and Mahesh are very brave and wonderful people. Look on the bright side and enjoy you lovely son.
    Best wishes to all.
    Love Indufoi

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    1. Hi Indufoi, thank you for your message and well wishes. It has been a testing time but like you say we are now able to look on the bright side and enjoy each moment with Jai. See you soon. Lots of love Seema xx

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  7. Seema,

    Am so happy to have read this blog and to know that you are fine now. You may recall I am Manesh’s friend (having known him from Xoserve) and recently we met at John Lewis when you were there shopping. I had no idea what you guys were going through, cause the smile was intact.

    I always consider Manesh a great human!

    Your blog is very inspiring.

    Best wishes to you all

    God Bless

    Nikhil

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    1. Hi Nikhil, thank you for leaving a message. Yes I do remember being introduced to you in John Lewis a few weeks back! Thank you so much for your well wishes and yes I agree, Manesh is a great human! 🙂 Lots of love, Seema xx

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  8. Such a touching story , but inspirational too. I wish you both lots of luck and you be blessed with a very happy and healthy long life with little Jai.

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  9. Hi Seema, Manesh and Jai,

    Manesh – I was in the same year as your sister Jyoti at secondary school and Seema, I went to primary school with your sister Reena.
    I just wanted to wish you the very best for the future. Jai has very strong remarkable parents. You seem like a lovely,strong family and I wish you a very long, bright and happy future.

    All the best,

    Sangita

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  10. Dear Seema, Manesh and Jai,
    We’re so deeply warmed and proud of your strength and resolve over the journey you have taken. We’re so happy that you’ve crossed so many dangerous bridges and we hope and pray that you and your family will enjoy the journey of life and happiness that you all so richly deserve.
    Love and best wishes Bhupen and Neela

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    1. Thank you for leaving such a lovely message Bhupendra Jija and Neela Ben. Yes there has certainly been some dangerous bridges we have crossed but we are lucky that God has looked down on us all the way x

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  11. Vinay had shared this story and when i read it it really touched me… you are very courageous and you are all an inspiration.
    I hope that you all have nothing but good health and happiness for the future and enjoy every moment with your bundle of joy.

    Alisa x

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  12. Hi seems..I have a son called jai too…your story really was a eye opener..cancer is a nasty disease..I wish you all the best.. having a close family and a great husband that’s what makes you stronger.

    All the best
    Leena

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    1. Hi Leena

      …and what a lovely name Jai is too 🙂 yes cancer is a nasty illness and we need to do everything in our power to help raise awareness. Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

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  13. such a powerful story… I have a two year old boy and the very thought of having him inside me and having to fight one of my biggest battles.. It seems impossible … But you actually did it…

    Just makes me think how strong one becomes when you have something so precious to look forward to 🙂

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    1. Hi Alishka

      Thank you for stopping by, reading our blog and leaving a comment. Its amazing where the strength comes from when you have your child to fight for. I never wish for anyone to have to go through this and i really hope that one day there will be a cure for this illness.

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Thank you once again xx

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  14. Your story saddened me and shocked me completely. I’m Manesh’s friend / colleague from National Grid. Having only learnt of it now, I feel really sorry for what you, manish and the baby had to go though. I’m so Glad everything turned out great in the end. All the best for a good and healthy life. – Sudhir Murthy

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    1. Hi Sudhir

      Thank you for your lovely message. Manesh has some wonderful colleagues who have stopped by to support us so thank you again, it means a lot.

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Seema x

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  15. Hi Seema,
    I do not know you but had to write…. You are an inspiration and your story is truly beautiful. I’m soooo glad You are doing well… Your baby is adorable

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    1. Hi Kruti

      Thank you for leaving a comment on our blog. We may not know each other but that makes it even more special that you have taken the time to stop by and write to me.

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Love Seema x

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  16. seema,
    What a courageous and a lucky lady you are. Courageous because you beat cancer and decided that nothing would come between you and your family. Lucky because you have a wonderful partner in your husband and together you will create an amazing life for Jai. He will be able to look up to his parents and see love and hard work and respect.
    I wish you all a happy and healthy life…:-)

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    1. Hi Moicrash

      Thank you for leaving such a lovely message. I really hope i have beat breast cancer but there are no guarantees when this nasty illness as it can come back in ones life after a cancer diagnosis. i just hope that I am one of the lucky ones that doesn’t need to go through this again. Because there is still no real cure to cancer i leave you with a final request…

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Lots of Love Seema x

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  17. Hey seems read your story .bless you and your family.be a proud mother and wife as god has been very kind to give you all beautiful people in your life who stood by you like a rock .enjoy the beautiful journey of life and see your son grow up and wishing you to be a great grandmother .

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    1. Hi Nina

      Thank you for your lovely message. That is my ultimate aim, to see my own grandkids one day. This is why i still need to fight and make sure Cancer never returns in my life. With this is mind i leave you with a heartfelt request…

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Love Seema x

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  18. WOW what an incredible woman. You are an inspiration. I am in floods of tears reading your blog. Having just gone through breast cancer myself I appreciate exactly what you are going through. Keep that positive thoughts with you and enjoy your little boy. God bless x

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    1. Hi Bansi

      I am so sorry to hear you have also been personally affected by Breast Cancer. I hope you are also on the road to victory. I plan to remain as positive as i can for the remainder of the journey. Our little one helps me to keep fighting.

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Lots of love and wishes of good health, Seema x

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    1. Thank you Priya for leaving such a lovely message. Your wishes of good health are much appreciated.

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Seema xx

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  19. Hi Seema,
    Your story was very touching and emotional. I have a 9 yr old son who became the love of my life the moment I found out about his existence. Your story is my (any mothers) nightmare. I’m so happy for your recovery and we will include you and your family in our prayers. May you dance at your gran children’s wedding! Enjoy every second being Jai’s mom!

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    1. Hi Ashifa

      Thank you so much for leaving a lovely message. I too hope that one day i will get to meet my grandkids and maybe even dance at their weddings!!

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Lots of love Seema xx

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  20. Hi Seema

    Your positivity, courage and strength is truly admirable. May God give you and your family continued strength and everlasting positivity. Thank you being so inspirational.

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    1. Hi Kay

      Thank you so much for your lovely message. I also ask for just that, strength and positivity. Cancer is a nasty illness and once diagnosed you live in fear of it returning but with continued research i hope one day i will put on the TV to find they have found a cure for Cancer…

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Love Seema x

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  21. Dear Seema

    You are a very brave and courageous woman. It must have been so hard but you remained positive. Your attitude helped you overcome this. I am so inspired by your story. I can just imagine how much admiration and love your son Jai will feel for you and he is older and knows what you went through. Your husband Manesh is an amazing example of a loving and truly supportive husband. May you remain healthy and have a beautiful long life ahead. Thank you for sharing your story. All the best and keep smiling! xx

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    1. Hi Manisha

      Thank you for leaving such a wonderful message. I am very lucky that my husband has supported me from the start of this journey and never once left my side. He continues to be my rock and an amazing father to our son.

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Lots of love Seema x

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  22. Dear Seema,
    👏 your words made me feel I was going through the experience u did. About 8 months ago I had my baby girl Jiya. Before that about 2 yrs ago when I planned to have my 2nd baby. The experience you had was a nightmare I use to have. I would always ask myself what if I have cancer and if something happens to the baby which at that moment was just a plan. I sound crazy thinking like that but it’s all due to the fact I have lost my closest family to this scary Monster called cancer. I had to be sure so I made sure I go through all possible testing to be sure I am cancer free. Thankful I was, so I went ahead. I wish I was as good of a writer as u but I know how it feels enjoy your son and PS. My son is also named Jai since when he was born I had just lost my uncle due to lung cancer and I wanted him to be like him victories and a fighter like he was.
    Good luck and good life.. Enjoy

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    1. Hi Jigna

      Thank you for your lovely message and sorry to hear you had these worries before falling pregnant. It’s great that you had yourself checked before this and so you could be sure you were healthy and fit. i’m also sorry to hear about your uncle losing his battle to lung cancer. I wish i could say there was a cure to cancer even after you go into remission there is every chance it can return and i can only hope that doesn’t happen to me. What i can do is try and raise awareness and money for this charity.

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Love Seema x

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  23. Seema,
    What a courageous and strong woman. We are very proud of you and so your son will be. Having such a supportive husband n family is truly a blessing. Wish you the best. Lots of luv 🙂

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    1. Hi Priya

      Thank you for leaving a lovely message. Yes i am truly blessed to have such a supportive husband and family who have been my rock from the moment i was diagnosed.

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Lots of love, Seema x

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  24. Thank you for sharing your story with everyone. You are such a strong and positive woman. May God always bless you and your very supportive family. Sending you lots of love and a big tight hug from Singapore.

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    1. Hi Kiran,

      Wow you are reading my blog all the way in Singapor? Thats amazing. Thank you for leaving such a lovely message. Your love and well wishes are much appreciated.

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Lots of love, Seema x

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  25. Dear Seema,
    This is so touching , full of hope and inspiration .The day , Manesh told us about this ,I was shocked ,how can this happen to beautiful people like you ??Every time I saw him , their was an amazing stoicism.
    May God bless u all incredible people.
    Wishing you health and happiness always ;))))love to Jai.
    Take care …

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    1. Hi Akanksha

      Thank you for your message. It’s very kind for you to leave a comment after reading our blog. Your well wishes are also much appreciated.

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Lots of love, Seema x

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  26. Hi seema,

    I came across your story in facebook, heart felt congratulations on your delivery and recovery. Hatsoff to you and your famil. And friends. I pray for you and your family live long a healthy and happy life. My blessings to your little champ jai.

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    1. Hi Aarthivhinod,

      Thank you for leaving a comment after reading our blog via Facebook. Your well wishes are much appreciated!

      Over the coming years I will be finding ways to raise money for Cancer Research. My amazing friends and I plan to kick start the fundraising by taking part in ‘Race for Life’ on June 7th 2015. Please help us raise money so more research can be carried out on developing targeted advanced cancer treatments and drugs. We owe it to ourselves and those we love to find a cure for Cancer.

      http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pathwaytovictory

      Lots of love, Seema x

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  27. Seema,
    Your story is soo inspiring…The positivity that is reflected in your post is just amazing… May God give you and your family loads of happiness and health

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  28. Dear Seema, your husband stood by your side because he loves and adores you both. He took his marriage vows how they should be and you kept each other going at the worst but also what was meant to be an exciting and wonderful time. It is your time to shine as a family and I wish you all well from the bottom of my heart. You are correct in how poisonous cancer is, I am 37 and disabled but had two big lumps in each breast within almost 12 months to the day of each other and going for the mammograms, ultrasounds etc I was one of the lucky ones that each time was benign but they tell me still not to become complacent if anymore are found. My auntie passed away the end of 2013, originally she had breast cancer had a mastectomy but it had spread throughout her body. You should write a book, there are so many leaflets but what we truly want is real answers from those who are fighting or been lucky like me. The doctors and nurses are amazing but when you are in that little bubble it is very scary. I wish you all good health and your little boy will grow up with two courageous parents. Regards Emma xxx

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    1. Hi Emma

      Thank you for you lovely and honest message. I am so pleased that your lumps turned out to be benign. What a relief for you. Im really sorry to hear about your aunt. This is the fear of all Breast Cancer survivors is that is could come back and spread when you are least expecting it.

      Thanks again for leaving a message.

      Much love xx

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  29. Hey seema
    I hope u r fine now
    I’m unknown to u
    But by reading ur blog I must say u r very lucky that u got such a loving and caring husband like manesh .
    He is real man
    A salute for him and ur son
    May God bless you and ur family

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    1. Hi Jazz,

      Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and leave a reply. Yes i am very lucky to have such an amazing husband like Manesh. He has been my rock from the start and still continues to be. I really couldn’t have got through this without him.

      Much love xx

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  30. This is such an incredible story. You’re an Inspiration. Having lost some very dear ones to this dreadful disease, I admire your bravery. I am a new mom to a 4 month old and I cannot Image what you must have gone through pregnancy. I wish good health to you & your family. Lots of love to Jai from California 🙂

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    1. Hi Sravanthi

      Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and leaving a message. You message is much appreciated and everyones positivity has really helped me get through my treatment. Congrats on the birth of your baby. I hope you are enjoying motherhood!

      Much love xx

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  31. Hi Seema. ..Thank you for sharing your story ..It really did bring tears to my eyes..and the way you have dealt with it all with all the support around u too…I have recently been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer and also pregnant…I’m hoping to be induced next wed..so bubba will be out next week so I can get on with conquering this thing…but your story has made it all so possible…wishing you all the luck in the world with your new family…xx

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    1. Hi Hetal

      Thank you for leaving such a personal message. I am so sorry to hear that you have also been affected by BC during pregnancy. There are not many of us around but please believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. I hope you had a successful delivery and have begun treatment. If you would like to talk then please feel free to contact me seematailorbulsara@live.co.uk.

      Wishing you a speedy recovery!

      Lots of love xx

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  32. Hi Seema
    I am sitting in the sun here in Dubia reading your amazing story,and thinking of the incredible journey you have been on and can only describe you as a very inspirational person.It is so heart warming to be able to share your story and know that your strength,courage and wonderful husband and many good friends have been at your side all the way.
    I love all your family pictures along each part of your wonderful story.
    To me you will always be little Seema,with that lovely smile.
    I hope and pray that the remainder of your journey will not be to daunting for you.
    Love to you all,big hugs for Jai.Looking forward to seeing you all very soon.
    Much love from Dee & Paul.xxxx

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    1. Hi Dee & Paul

      I know I replied by text but just wanted to take this opportunity again to thank you for reading my blog and leaving such a wonderful message. I will always be little Seema to you both, riding up and down Luddington Rd on my bike!! 🙂

      Look forward to seeing you soon. Much love xx

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  33. Whilst Reading your story, tears rolled down my face, you are an amazing woman, wife and mother, the strength you must have had to find to deal with all this. I would have to second what your husband said even going through cancer and having lost your hair dam girl you still looked beautiful. You have a good soul that shines through. I hope you never ever have to ever experience anything like this again. Enjoy Mother’s Day tomorrow Hun your a mum in a million. With all my love Becky xx

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    1. Hi Becky

      Thanks so much for your message. Its much appreciated!

      I had a lovely mothers day made super special by my husband. Thanks for the compliment too. I must say having no hair has been difficult but in the grand scheme of things its minor and will grow back. i already have a few tuffs coming through! 🙂

      Much love xx

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  34. Hello Manesh & Seema,
    We are deeply saddened to learn about all the difficulties you had to face at such tender age.
    You both have demonstrated a lovely example of immense faith & strong will power. God has replied and we all pray His mercy and kindness will be upon you at all times.
    Best Wishes,
    Udaykaka & Pushpakaki Kuntawala

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    1. Hi Uncle

      Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog and leaving a message. You message is much appreciated and everyones love and positivity has really helped me get through my treatment. God has absolutely been looking down at us during this time and we have been blessed to have our amazing family supporting us too.

      Much love xx

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  35. Hi Seema,
    I am so pleased to hear that you are doing so well. I was so sad to hear that all this has happened to you not long after I found out you were expecting the beautiful Jai.
    As you said you many of ours lives are being touched by cancer, and my family have experienced this loss twice. But have shown courage and positivity throughout and I hope that others can be motivated by your story.
    Good luck for the Race for Life, and I hope to see you soon.
    Love Debra
    (From disabilities)

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    1. Hi Debs

      Thanks so much for your message. Yes not long after you found out i was expecting i was diagnosed. Massive shock but I’m so happy the treatment is finally coming to an end now.

      I am so sorry to hear you have experienced losses to cancer. Its so widespread now and can hit anyone at any age. I just hope there is total cure for cancer very soon.

      Look forward to seeing you soon xx

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  36. Dear Seema and Manesh
    What a brave and inspirational couple, with a beautiful son who grew strong inside you during your toughest time.
    I found a lump during my pregnancy and waited agonisingly for the biopsy results – thank God that it was benign, but I would never hesitate to get any such concern checked. All women should check and go straight to their doctor – the NHS are fantastic. Cancer horror stories come from people wishing that a lump would go away, so don’t take this risk. The chances are it will be harmless, so why not just find out. Hopefully sharing your story will help many more people.
    You have been through a terrible ordeal and deserve every happiness. You will see your Son married.
    Lots of love and all best wishes.

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  37. Dear Beautiful Family,

    My husband asked me to read this beautiful story. I was so inspired and motivated with your pathway to victory. I have recently entered into the motherhood and your story has just made me to take everything positive. I really respect the father who stood like a rock. My heartfelt congratulations and blessings for your life ahead. You guys will rock!

    Love,
    Gabriel and Divya

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  38. Hi Seema

    I’m Sonia and know you from working at Cov Uni. I recently came across your story and it really touched me.

    I was shocked to read about what you have been through. I and many others I’m sure have been truly inspired by your faith, determination and extraordinary strength to get through.

    Your baby son Jai is beautiful and you are an inspiration.

    I have been supporting Cancer Research for some time and it would be a pleasure to donate towards such a good cause and help in any way I can.

    I wish you luck with the Race for Life and your fundraising.

    All the very best to you and your family for the future.

    God bless.

    Sonia x

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