Munira Premji

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In February 2012, I was diagnosed with two cancers of the blood: Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma. 3 years later, in December, 2015, I got breast cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.
This website, which includes my blog, my podcast, my videos, my book, and other services that I provide, is an attempt to share my journey with you from a place of vulnerability – – my fears, my hopes and the countless blessings along the way. I hope that my experiences will give you the courage and optimism to battle through your own difficulties and challenges.
Like the Mighty Oak Tree whose leaves and branches are constantly tested by the wind, these cancers have tested my strength beyond measure. With your continued prayers and support, and with God’s grace, I will embrace this journey – and all its learnings and blessings – with hope and love.
– Munira

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Darkness before dawn

It was a dark night indeed.  I woke up with a sense of dread.  Muni’s body was extremely hot and her limbs were shaking. “Oh, …

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More Perspective

After a 9-day stay in hospital, I was home… for one day.  Yesterday, I had to come back for a painful bone marrow biopsy, and …

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Perspective

9 days.  3 type of drugs.  8 different nurses.  5 collapsed veins.  20+ pokes. This past week has been a tough one for my Mum.   …

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The Darnedest Things People Tell You When You Have Cancer

I am a fan of David Letterman’s Top 10 List.  So,  I have taken the liberty of compiling the Top 10 List of the darnedest …

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The Ups and Downs of Chemotherapy

My third chemo and subsequent blood transfusion the following day took its toll on me.  Unfortunately, I experienced all the side effects of chemo, all …

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In Sickness and in Health…

Happy Anniversary My Love!  Today is May 1 and the day that Nagib and I got married 30 years ago.  We had planned to take a …

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Wigs But Were Afraid To Ask

A wig is a curious thing.  I have learned that there is a real art to selecting and wearing a wig.  And when you do …

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Making the most of my time at the hospital…

Toronto General Hospital, Sunday, April 15th This has been a tough weekend.  I woke up on Saturday morning with a high fever — not a good …

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