Cervical Cancer Survivor: Healed After Stage 3
Ms. Chew Ah Siang
66 yrs old
Stage 3 cervical cancer
I have always been an independent person, passionate about life. I learned how to drive at the age of 50. I don’t like to always ask others for help and prefer to do everything myself as much as possible.
My hometown is a small village in rural Melaka, where I have a 2-acre farm growing more than 10 kinds of vegetables. My husband and I have lived there for more than 10 years, raising 4 daughters and 2 sons. Now my children have all grown up and I was looking forward to enjoying grandchildren. Then I got cancer.
Confronting Cancer Calmly
My kids came home for Christmas in 2008. One of daughters saw that I was walking awkwardly. I told her that I have had a backache for the past month, with some vaginal bleeding. She became concerned and brought me to the gynecologist. The doctor did a biopsy and suggested doing a blood test and a thorough check-up.
The doctor told me I probably had cancer. I was worried but took the news calmly — que sera sera, whatever will be will be. The doctor said I was a tough cookie, because most people would crumble after hearing the news. I told her everyone dies anyway, especially someone senios like me, but Lord would protect us. When my daughter called to ask about the test results, I told her I had cervical cancer.
At the time my son Alan, who was working in Kuala Lumpur, knew a friend who was working in Tombo Enterprise, a company dealing with an antineoplastic called TXL (Tian Xian Liquid). Alan inquired about TXL and thought the product might be able to help me. I started taking it in January 2009.
During that time, my children took me to see many doctors. I even went to Singapore for a check-up during Chinese New Year. The doctors were worried about my delaying therapy because my case was very serious since the cervix had ulcerated. Surgery was out of the question. The only options left were chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Each doctor estimated the bill for treatment to be in the tens of thousands.
Regaining Health with the Help of TXL and a Good Doctor
One of my daughters suggested going to the University Hospital for therapy. Though reluctant to do any more medical check-ups since the procedure was extremely uncomfortable, I followed her to the hospital anyway. I was greeted by Dr. Lim. I liked him instantly and believed that he could cure my cancer. He was the seventh doctor to examine me. After the medical examination, he said, “Don’t worry, it can still be operated on. The success rate is around 80%. I have done operations for the elderly before, so no problem.”
The operation took place on Feb. 26, 2009, whereby my womb, uterus and the peripheral lymphatic system were surgically removed, leaving me with a colostomy bag. The operation was a huge success, so much so that I could walk after only 3 days and I recovered really quickly. Three months later, I started my chemotherapy. It was a terrible ordeal, because I had to be on drips for 10 hours before every chemotherapy session and the side effects were unbearable. My hair fell off, I threw up and could not eat due to a poor appetite. I would even vomit at the smell of cooking. The side effects were so bad that I had to have a longer rest period in between sessions.
But thanks to TXL and Tian Xian Essence, I began to recover more quickly in between each session. Even my hair started to grow back. I finished the four chemotherapy sessions in September 2009. The October medical report declared that I was totally free of cancer cells. I stayed in my daughter’s house in Kuala Lumpur for 10 months in order to finish the therapy. When I went back to my home in Melaka, all my neighbors were amazed that I was still alive and kicking.
Shadows of Chemo Side Effects
I grew tired and weary of chemotherapy. In order to avoid another chemotherapy round and a relapse, I continued taking TXL, which helped me regain my strength so quickly that I could use my beloved hula hoop again. A lot of close friends recommended numerous health food supplements but I stuck to TXL because it was very effective, so much so that I could almost feel the blood flowing after taking it.
I had quite a number of ulcerated wounds on my lower legs after the chemotherapy. It suddenly occurred to me one day that I could apply the dregs on the cover of the TXL bottle on my legs so I tried it out, and the wounds and the pain healed nicely after a few weeks. Now TXL has become another darling of mine.
Learning to Let Go and Enjoy Life
I was leading a tiring life before I had cancer. I had to tend to my farm before daybreak. Picking and selling vegetables needed accurate timing. I couldn’t afford to have a day off. I even had to fertilize the soil and harvest some vegetables on the first day of Chinese New Year. I used to be very impatient and the farm life did not help. I had a short temper.
When I had cancer, I was forced to sub out most of my farm to other people and retain only a small part. I became less impetuous and more carefree. Now, tending to the farm has become a hobby and I have more time to ‘love’ my farm ‘babies.’
I know it’s not easy to get rid of my impatience but in order to stay healthy and bring harmony to the family, I have to slow down and free myself of unnecessary stress. I believe good health originates from tranquility and a stress-free life.
Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord for making me the blessings around me when I was afflicted with cancer! I like to live with my husband in the countryside. I have never liked life in a big city because the air is polluted and it is simply a concrete jungle. I have a lot of greenery in my hometown that I can enjoy, and friends visit occasionally. My children will come visit with their kids during festive seasons. They love me very much.
There are big open spaces in my hometown, with a lot of fresh air, sunshine and gentle breezes. They fascinate me. You can also see the moon and the stars clearly at night. I love everything about nature.
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