Colon Cancer Survivor: A New Lease On Life
Segamat Johor, Malaysia
In mid-1998, when I was 63 years old, I began to have persistent diarrhea, blood in the stool and unexplained weight loss. I didn’t want to go to the doctor. But when my son came home for a visit in August of the same year, he insisted on taking me to the hospital in Malacca for some medical tests.
The doctor told my wife that I had stage III colon cancer. My bladder was infected. The situation was very serious and I needed surgery soon. My wife hid my cancer from me; she only told me I had a bowel obstruction and I needed to have surgery. The operation removed the tumor and part of my colon as well as the nearby infected areas and lymphatic vessels. I was in the hospital for 15 days. My three children were already working but my youngest kid was still in school. My wife did not want my children to worry too much about me so she only told my older daughter about my cancer. No one else knew.
At the end of October 1998, I started six months of chemotherapy. I suffered side effects from the chemo treatment: I lost all my hair, I had a lot of eye mucus every day when I woke up and could not open my eyes. I was suffering from hemorrhoids. My whole body felt uncomfortable and extremely fatigued.
Facing Cancer Calmly
Then, my older daughter saw an article about Tian Xian Liquid in “Asia Weekly,”《亚洲周刊》and knew that this compound Chinese herb medicine could relieve the cancerous symptoms and reduce the side effects of the chemotherapy. It could also prolong the life of terminally ill cancer patients. At that moment, I wasn’t sure what was going on. I did not even know what kind of medicine the doctor was using on me and had no idea that these drugs could be so harmful.
My daughter encouraged me to take Tian Xian Liquid to boost my immune system. Afterwards, the side effects of chemotherapy were significantly reduced. I stopped having diarrhea, vomiting and I did not need to take the antiemetic pills. My doctor asked me if I was taking any other drugs. I told him about Tian Xian Liquid. He did not tell me to stop taking it.
During my six months of chemotherapy, I felt OK. In fact, I would go out with friends often like I usually do. I was bald but did not wear a hat. When my friends asked me what was going on, I told them I had colon cancer. I did not try to hide it. It was a fact and I must accept it. The doctor told me to eat anything I wanted. But my wife was worried that restaurant food was not good for me, so she made healthful meals every day at home.
After chemo, the medical tests showed that it got rid of the cancer cells. I didn’t feel weak, despite the chemo. I felt healthy. My friends and relatives were surprised. I kept to my normal activities and ate a healthy diet. I continue to take a low dose of Tian Xian Liquid to prevent the cancer from recurring. Every year, the medical test shows that the cancer h as not returned. I believe Tian Xian Liquid greatly helped my health. My wife and I often share my story and experiences with friends who have cancer, to help them.
That was 12 years ago. I am still alive, and healthy.
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