- Jaymee Joaquin was admitted at St. Luke’s Medical Center from April 22 to 27 after suffering from breathing difficulties
- The doctors told Jaymee that her cancer has progressed, leading to fluid build-up in her per pericardial and right pleural area
- She is discharged from the hospital already but still has catheters and drains attached to her
- Jaymee is also planning to lengthen her stay in the Philippines so that she can spend more time with her loved ones
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Jaymee Joaquin shared on Instagram an important update about her life and health.
KAMI learned that Jaymee was admitted at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig from April 22 to 27 after suffering from breathing difficulties.
At the hospital, the doctors told Jaymee that her cancer has progressed, leading to fluid build-up in her per pericardial and right pleural area.
Although she got discharged already, Jaymee has catheters and drains attached to her torso to manage the fluid build-up.
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She is also planning to lengthen her stay in the Philippines so that she can spend more time with her loved ones.
“April 22 to 27, 2022. I was admitted at St. Luke’s Hospital BGC Manila. I’ve been short of breath the week before that & thought I’m just jet-lagged and adjusting with humidity in Manila. But when it didn’t get better after many days of resting, I knew something was wrong.
“And I was right. It turns out, cancer progressed and I have fluids building up in my pericardial and right pleural area… something that I’ve already had back in 2020. Only back then, it was with the left lung.
“Super grateful to @corrsvalenton who took me to the ER & stayed until I got admitted, family, loved ones, trusted friends and supportive strangers (you know who you are!) who visited and gave me lots of strength and hope to keep the faith despite all the worry I feel.
“Currently, I’m already discharged and on the mend with catheters and drains attached to my torso so the liquids will have an output. I have also made the decision to extend my stay in the Philippines and have the St. Luke’s BGC team take care of me so that I can spend more time with my loved ones here and feel safer to fly back to the US when I’m more stable. It hurts my bank account but my health and time with loved ones is more important at this point.
“I have faith that my newly built Philippine medical team combined with the love, prayers and support of everyone here who has followed my journey will get me through this. Meanwhile, keep claiming with me that healing is & will keep happening.
“How can you help and support my healing aside from just passively praying and watching me on social media? Stay tuned for my next post,” Jaymee shared on Instagram.
Jaymee Joaquin is a former actress, host and model. She got diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and went into remission in 2017. The cancer came back in 2019 and once again in early 2020.
Last year, Jaymee made the news after she revealed that she got hospitalized due to her cancer. The former TV host said that she got concerned about getting hospitalized because of the risk of getting infected with COVID-19.
Jaymee also earned praises for her honesty about the difficulty of battling cancer. She admitted to having depression when she got diagnosed with cancer for the second time. According to Jaymee, it was much worse than her first diagnosis.