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YouTube sensation Jamich stay positive in battle against cancer

YouTube stars Jamich talk about dealing with stage four lung cancer.

BY MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE

Twitter: @MissHappyWriter

FRESH SCOOPS

4/8/2014 8:45 AM
YouTube sensation Jamich stay positive in battle against cancer


040814-jamich1_Main.jpgInstead of wallowing in despair after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer Jam Sebastian, one-half of YouTube sensation Jamich, said he sees this new chapter in his relationship with Mich Liggayu as a "blessing."

"Kasi po dumating po kami sa point na hindi po namin alam ‘yung nangyayari sa relationship namin. Ang laki-laki ng gap kahit lagi kaming magkasama pero wala po kami makitang problema. Dumating po kami sa point na ganun. Then, ito po, dumating po ‘yung sakit ko po, lahat po nagbago. Mas napatunayan po namin kung gaano namin kamahal ang isa’t isa," Jam explained in an interview.

Jam added that he couldn't feel any more loved than he already feels with the outpour of support that he gets from his family and supporters. "Alam ko, after this trial, meron pong malaking blessing na galing kay Lord, na marami pong opportunity na lalabas because of this. And I know na kailangan ko lang po maniwala sa kanya, to have faith, and to be strong and labanan. And after this ay isang malaking blessing po talaga," Jam claimed.

Jam, who claims to have never smoked in his entire life, shared that he never knew about his cancer until he suffered from a severe cough last year. "Last year po, ‘yung ubo ko po walang tigil, so every time po na umuubo ako, lagi pong sumasakit yung back and chest, tapos ‘yung may headache. Nagpa-consult po ako sa iba-ibang doctor, sa iba-ibang hospital, and iba-iba po ‘yung treatment na ginawa sa akinmay asthma, may pneumonia, may TB (tuberculosis). Pero hindi po talaga nakita ‘yung totoong sakit, so kahit ano po yung gawing treatment, kahit wala po... wala pong nangyari. Hanggang, nagpa-third opinion po kami sa St. Luke’s, dun po nakita sa CT scan na may cancer po ako," Jam recounted.

The cancer, according to his doctor, Jam said originated from stress saying that, "Kasi before, sobrang inaabuso ko yung katawan ko. Every time busy ako, minsan natutulog po ako umaga na. Plus, ang kain ko lang po sa isang araw, minsan two times lang pero gising po ako ng mga 20 hours. And ‘yung mga friends ko din po, secondhand smoking, ganun po."

For now, Jam is undergoing "integrative medicine" to improve his condition instead of the traditional chemotherapy. "‘Yung chemo po kasi pinapatay niya po lahat ng cells" including, according to Mich, the good cells.

Apart from the treatment, Jam said his girlfriend Mich's presence also lightens up his perspective towards his current ordeal.

"Every time na nalulungkot ako, every time nade-depressed ako, iniisip ko ‘yung happy thoughts na naglalakad siya sa aisle, or nagpo-propose ako sa kanya. ‘Yun po kasi ‘yung pangarap ko na sa isip ko ‘yung pinakamaganda. And nakikita ko po, navi-visualize ko po ‘yung mga apo namin, ‘yung may mga anak kami, naglalaro kami, nagba-bonding, nagpi-picnic. ‘Yun po ‘yung pinakamasaya para sa akin, so navi-visualize ko po ‘yung ganun," Jam said.

Photo Courtesy of Jamich's Official Instagram