Breast Cancer Survivor: It Was Almost Incurable
Suree Saekor (Thailand)
My state of mind has hit bottom. I didn’t understand why I got cancer after being a vegetarian for more than 10 years! And I regret this too — why didn’t I let my family know earlier? Although my bad decision delayed the best chance of treatment, still I was lucky enough to meet a kind and competent doctor, and also was introduced to Tian Xian Liquid so that I could make it.
Last month, I went to the hospital for a regular examination. The doctor told me everything was okay and my body was very healthy and congratulated me for passing the 9-year mark. I didn’t know what to say. Once I was so shy that I delayed treating my illness. Nine years ago, I got a 3rd stage breast cancer and the cancer cells spread to the lymph nodes. The doctor told me that I had only six months left. But look at me today!
A lump was found in my left breast in 1994, and I didn’t know what it was. It grew nowhere else but my breast. I was single, and terribly shy, so I ignored it until the end of 2000. It started to hurt, so I thought about telling my family, but I didn’t know how.
Luckily, I went to Crown Prince Hospital for my piles surgery and the nurse noticed that there was a lump in my breast while she was helping me with my electrocardiogram. She told the doctor and he asked me to have a section of tissue examined, and the result was breast cancer. Bad news travel fast. My nephew who was also a doctor in the same hospital got the news and told me to get treatment immediately. But I just had piles surgery and I felt too weak to stay in the hospital.
At the beginning of 2001, my siblings took me to Siriraj after some discussion. After the examination, Ratanawichitrasin, the doctor in charge said, “this is very serious! What took you so long?” The tumor was 7 cm and too big for surgery, but he encouraged me to arrange treatments, chemotherapy first, and surgery after the tumor got smaller.
Dr. Adune is a very kind doctor who encouraged me and made me more confident. My big family all came and cheered me up. My siblings and relatives love me so much so I wanted to take good care of myself, trying not to bother them too much.
In addition, what brought me hope at the time was Tian Xian Liquid (TXL)! I didn’t know Tian Xian Liquid until I had section of tissue examined at Crown Prince Hospital. After the confirmation of cancer, my nephew told me not to worry because I have help from Western medication and Tian Xian Liquid. He told me that Tian Xian Liquid is a well-known good medicine that has won many prizes in many countries. Tian Xian Liquid was not sold in Thailand then, so we had to buy it in Hong Kong.
Before long, the doctor suggested I have chemotherapy. I could hardly stomach it the first time. The second day, after I got home, my nephew told me that he knew where to buy Tian Xian Liquid in Thailand, and my brother called immediately to get it for me. It arrived on the fifth day after my chemotherapy and my nephew said this was life-saving medicine — while he fed me Tian Xian Liquid. What he said and did comforted me a lot. After taking Tian Xian Liquid, the side effects of chemotherapy gradually decreased and I could eat and sleep much better.
Since then, I have been taking Tian Xian Liquid while getting chemotherapy, After the third chemotherapy, my nephew took a look at my wound and told me that it healed so fast that he thought it was unbelievable! My nephew was the one who always took care of my wound, so I thought it must be Tian Xian Liquid’s effect. In the fourth chemotherapy, my doctor checked and told me my wound got smaller — those rotten places whitened and formed a scab. Doctors all felt strange about it and cut it off completely. The surgery was successful but I still had to take chemotherapy 25 times to kill off all the cancer cells. Although the treatment and recovery took a very long time, my life remained normal and I could take care of not only myself but also my business.
Although my bad decision delayed the best chance of treatment, I was lucky to meet a kind doctor and Tian Xian Liquid, which helped me through my difficulties. Nine years have passed and my body is still very healthy; I feel like a normal person. I want to thank my doctor in charge, Dr. Adune, and my family who brought me confidence and encouragement, as well as the people who work at IRCA, Thailand Branch.
I want to tell all the women that you should self-examine your breasts as part of your health routine each month. If you happen to find any abnormal lumps in your breast, you have to arrange further examination in the hospital immediately. Don’t be shy like me who delayed checkups.
Finally, to other cancer sufferers, just ignore the stage of your cancer. Don’t fret over how long you will live. As long as you treat cancer the right way, relax and encourage yourself a lot, don’t feel disappointed or frustrated, you will be like me — normal again!