January 14, 2014

When it happens on me.....

(omg, I don't know why my hand is trembling at the typing of this.I also struggle with what to put as the title too....)

Cancer is not a foreign word to anyone. Instead, it can be quite sick at the hearing of "CANCER" for someone who have been associate with it.

There was once this moment I got associate with CANCER.When I was form6, I got observed with my friend, QQ to have a bit swollen on neck. QQ has been panisc in advised me to seek doctor advise immediately, instead of anything that happen.

Initially, my responde is just...Well,it might be an illness, but it won't that bad as you might think. Don't over-reacting lar. When I told my mum about this, my mum also didn't bother too much. But for sure we would see doctor.

The Report that mark the first consultation in my Thyroid cancer journey.(5th May 2010)

In the report, it said that a nodule of 18mm is found around my neck area.

My mom started to get anxious at the result of the report. We continue to consult another doctor for better, clearer observation.

Already rotated the photo, 3 times of uploading this photo, just no idea why this pic don't want to align in proper way.

25th March 2011, 2nd consultation from Doctor in Kuantan Medical Centre, The report just shown that I has a solitary thyroid nodule on my right-thyroid.After all, the Free-thyroxine and TSH maintained within the normal range.

I started to have some idea what happen last time, I did consult in Hospital Kemaman ie Gov Hospital in between first and second consultation.FMC showed Follicular Neoplasm.

After that, I had my first exision of Right thyroid on 21st April 2011.The tissue of Right thyroid was sent for further clinical investigation. The report post first excision came back with the word " MINIMALLY INVASIVE FOLLICULAR CARCINOMA"

FYI, carcinoma =  cancer. Let's take some note here, there are always a lot of medical jargon even there are already some words out there.

Disbelieve at the result of the report, my mom requested the doctor to sent the tissue for another time of investigation. The result still came back as the same MINIMALLY FOLLICULAR CARCINOMA, with addition of

with capsular invasion only. NO vascular invasion is seen

The word CANCER can be quite frightening. From that time onwards, my mom brought me to a lot of Ear, Nose, Throat specialist for advise whether do I need to have a complete thyroidectomy. (-ectomy means excision in Medical Jargon).

I took quite a lot of photos during my admittion, don't know where they have gone.

Also, not long after the first surgery, I started to practice eating organic meal, my mom also bought some very expensive herbal for me so that I can heal faster. I was sent to an organic health farm to live a healthy lifestyle. The healthy harm is Aenon Health Farm. Click this link for more detail abut their health programme. Mostly if it is not those who is affluent join the programme, it most probably would be those diagnosed with serious illness, esp cancer.The life there is simply how to lead a healthy lifestyle, seriously healthy, and practise healthy lifestyle.

Seeing the special appointed professional doc in the first day
Various health treatment in the afternoon. 
(Enjoy this session the most, it has hot water bath, sauna, enema, and a lot of other I have forgotten, just clicked this link to see my life there.)
Cookind desmonstration
Sunday Church

Alright, back to my consultation story. After so much of consultation from University Malaya Specialist Center, Kuantan Specialist Center, Gov Hospital Kuantan, and from my first surgeon.They all reckon me to get a complete thyroidectomy for I am still young. A complete excision of thyroid tissue would ensure I could get rid of 99.99% of cancer cell. None of them dare to use the word GUARANTEE 100% of getting rid of cancer cell. This is the cultural of Western Medical Practice. Observing from Science, rely on machine, the result of observation is quite accurate.

Here is another things that I realised, but it did not happen on me lar~~Don't be over-frighten when a doc say you get cancer, you leave about 2 months to live.I had read the story which 2-month-left person extended to 2 years. It's not that doctor has wrong judgement, I believe all the doctors must have gone through a lot of cases, and experience before he can come out with the statement. Things that extend the longevity come from Faith, Trust, Love and of course strictly filter what you eat.

This is what the doctor in the Health Farm have told me. Most of the doc would reckon you to get a complete thyroidetomy because it's their standard practice.Their notion is to get rid of what that brings trouble.

If you have cancer cell in thyroid, REMOVE. 
If you have dead cell in hand, CUT. 
If you are diabetes, EXCISION OF LEGS

I had been taught in the Health Farm if you are faith in your God,and yourself, think positively,  practise healthy lifestyle, never give up yourself......the maglinant cell would turn into Benign.Just like what happen to the story of water crystal.And the fact is I really live a good life there. I was hold to my decision that I don't want to lose another thyroid that time, but my mom after discussion with my dad, decided we should have done the Complete Thyroidectomy(CT).

My mum said you can practice your organic lifestyle now, but who would know that you wont strictly follow them especially when you go into University.She means that the university life without the guardian of parent. I might sleep up late at night, eating rubbish snack.She is partially right then. My university life right now is just like how everyone do, wake up late, sleep late, Brunch instead of Breakfast,facing laptop most of the time.

And since I am someone who is indecisive, I decided to follow their decision. After all, I had been watching the moment my mom slept in chairs as bed during my hospitalization during both surgeries. The decision is made solely for my own good.And here come my CT in hospital Putrajaya.

That's the end of my not-so-cancer story.

What I want to say is.......I don't count myself as a cancer patient cause I didn't undergo chemotherapy like most of the cancer people do (Merely a cancer patient because the word CARCINOMA and that's it). And I really thankful for I have been diagnosed early, healed at the early stages. My mom is the one who give me continuous strength to eat healthily. This incident is the turning point that embark myself into cooking, cause you know you are the chef, you cook healthily.She will help me to wash dishes , and cook healthily with her expertise. Our family once eating brown rice during that time.She simply taking care of me in everything! Mentally, Spiritually, and Physically.

To be honest, I didn't  feel upset throughout the entire time. I think my mom worried more than me.First, it was the expertise of doctor that the percentage of healing is 90% and above. Second, I knew my mom will did the best to ensure my well-being. And it's pretty easy for me cause what I need to do is just eat, sleep, jog, take medicine on time. and that's it, I will be healed.

This is the story of me, I hope it inspire you too. Have some awareness of cancer and read a lot of healthy book to know more about them. Understand the suffering of cancer will motivate you living healthier.As you have more knowledge, the story of cancer patients. you will be more aware of cancer.You will then have the motivation to live cancer-free live.

So, watch out your way of living, whether it prone if cancer cell cultivation or not.YOU ARE YOU EAT. Detox yourself everytime when you eat something that make you feel guilty, not in term of fat, but overall well-being.

The things that I did during recuperation:
No egg
No fried
No chicken, unless ayam kampung
No fish, unless deep sea fish
No fast food
NO tin/can food
NO Frozen food
NO preservative food
Fruits/vegetable everyday
Sabah Snake Grass / fruit juice daily  
(Believe to cure cancer, this source said that SSG has chemotherapy effect?)
Sleep early
Have faith, mindset that you will healed.
Read a lot of healthy book

 Looking pretty normal at the first glimpse, perhaps I have omit some other information during the recuperation.But until now, I really think I lived a healthy life that time.Perhaps you can scroll my post during April-Nov 2011 for more healthy tips.

Last but not least, the affair that trigger me disclose such confidential part of me is because of Cancer Awareness Campaign organised by AXA AFFIN, in collaboration with National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM).

They are supporting cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy in this campaign. AXA AFFIN will fund the chemotherapy daycare usage to one cancer patients for every blogger that links back to AXA AFFIN 110CancerCare website in their effort to care for cancer patients. Which mean my this post will get a cancer patient one-day funding for their daycare usage at NCSM(National Cancer Society Malaysia) Treatment Centre.

Won't compose this if it wouldn't for this. Can't my post help one cancer patient for 3 or 4 times of chemotherapy?  Or help 10 patients for one day funding? I have exposed such precious, highly confidential, never-want-to-disclose story of mine.

Anyway, I know one more patient has been saved for 1-day funding in daycare treatment. (Just that I really hope more people can be helped from this, even though chemotherapy is suffering, got to know this while reading those story of cancer patients.After all, this collaboration was initiated for good deed,so the more the merrier~~ )

To the date of 7th Jan 2014,104 bloggers having written a blogpost in support of this initiative.

And people, if you are a blogger, you can contribute by write a post about cancer awareness too! and then link to the 110cancercare. Please contact sam.yoong@lionandlion.com for more information on this. =) Or perhaps you would be more interest in reading the cancer story of others.

A small deed can have a huge different.