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My story before 13th of December 2017

My name is Irina Ford and I was born in Russia, in a town called Nakhodka located in the Far East of Russia. After graduating from the University I worked first as a teacher of Geography in Nakhodka, then in Vladivostok in the Pacific Ocean Ocea...

Cancer

I was diagnosed with cancer in December 2017, by pure accident: I had a puffiness near the neck which can only be noticed if you look often enough in the mirror and spot the difference between left and a right side. ENT specialists,who were checking ...

Releasing the news

It was a tough moment to tell the news to my husband as he lost his only brother to cancer just a 6 months earlier. We decided to tell Alex, our son,  the truth after we know the bigger story - what is the treatment, how often, side effects ...

Music

Back in my school days I studied at music school taking piano classes and in the late teens I learned to play a guitar and it was very useful during my student times - as a person who sings and plays guitar is always a very popular at any party. :-) ...

Song and a charity

I believe it was a treatment N4: the day before going to hospital I was talking to my cousin and  complaining that it is rather boring to sit there for 8 hours. I was not really able to read much as I am sleepy from the drugs. She said - Ir...

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