Pancreatic Cancer Survivor: How could I have Cancer of the Pancreas when I am so healthy?
Chin Kooi Choo . Female / 74 years old / Pancreatic Cancer (2007) / Kedah, Malaysia
Life passed by in a flash. Now I have become an old lady. I have learnt to let it be after going through so much in life. Life would be easier if we could just let it be. Maybe it was because of this character, plus the fact that I had been taking care of my diet and that I did not have any bad habits, I seldom fell sick. On the contrary, the youngsters today always seem sickly. I had never had to worry about my health, though in these past 3 years, I had been talking to my friends and relatives a lot about cancer, the most abominable disease ever. Little did I know I would be struck by it in November 2007. Cest la vie.
How Could I have Cancer of the Pancreas When I am So Healthy?
I live in Kulim,Kedah. I started working at the age of 17. I was a wonder woman in local business when I was young, having working hard for my own hardware business for a few decades. Now my hardware shop covers 3 adjoined shop lots. When I was not working in the shop, I would rest at home, watching TV, reading newspapers, listening to music or taking a nap. It was a routine. I would go for annual medical check-ups regularly when I got older, and the reports always came back clean. I paid close attention to my physical condition, but I did not find anything unusual before the cancer struck.
I went for a check-up in March 2007 because I was a bit puzzled by my brownish urine. The doctor did the check-up but did not say anything. He just said I could go. I was puzzled but not suspicious of anything amiss.
Later my niece took me for another check-up in Lam Wah Ee Hospital, Penang. The doctor did not tell me the bad news but break it to my niece instead. I had a 6cm tumour in my pancreas. My family members hid the truth from me lest I would freak out. The doctor just told me that I needed an abdominal operation but declined to tell me any details. Thinking it was only a minor surgery, I woke up after the operation only to find a 19cm long wound across my tummy. It was definitely a major surgery.
The Unbearable Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Only when my condition had stabilized did the doctor and my family members tell me the truth. They said I would have to undergo chemotherapy after the operation because cancer of the pancreas is very difficult to be cured. The chemotherapy weakened my body. I lost my appetite completely. I would vomit until bile appeared even If I just took some liquid food. That was when I learnt of the appalling true colours of chemotherapy.
Then I read about a book entitled “Thank God I Had Cancer” in a newspaper advertisement. I asked my niece to get me a copy. I learnt a lot about cancer from the book and understood the harmful effects of chemotherapy to the body. At the same time, I became aware of a herbal medicine called Tian Xian Liquid that could control cancer effectively and mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy, ameliorating the suffering of a cancer patient.
Stopping Chemotherapy and Taking Tian Xian instead
Thus I decided to quit the chemotherapy and try Tian Xian Liquid. I can still remember I became more energetic and rosy after taking it for a few days, so much so that I developed an urge to check up on my shop. That had boosted my confidence in the product. After taking it for 2 weeks, my appetite improved tremendously and I could eat more. I became stronger day by day. I went back to the hardware shop very soon, looking through the accounts. When I scrutinised my treatment cost, excluding surgery and other medical bills, I found that only the chemotherapy alone had cost me more than RM180,000.
I was glad that I had known Tian Xian Liquid in time to help me improve my strength and spirit. I was also glad of quitting the chemotherapy early. When asked about the actual number of chemotherapy sessions, the doctor could not give me a definite answer. He even called me a year later to go back for chemotherapy. A year later, when I went back for a check-up, the report gave me a clean bill.
Enjoying Healthy Living
3 years has gone by and I am still taking Tian Xian Liquid because I believe it can prevent a relapse. The first 5 years after a cancer treatment is the most crucial, so I have to be very careful in everything I do in order to prevent a relapse. I treat Tian Xian Liquid as a health food supplement too. After all I am not young anymore. I must keep up on proper health maintenance so that I can lead an old but healthy life. I recommend Tian Xian Liquid to all my friends and relatives with cancer too, hoping that it would be a great help to them.
I still prefer to while away my time at my shop even until today. To me, walking around the 3 shop lots is a good form of exercise. I used to drink 3 cups of coffee everyday, and the habit had stuck with me for almost 20 years. Now I have stopped drinking coffee because my niece told me that excessive coffee could be carcinogenic too. Anyway, she got it from a friend’s email. I kicked the habit cold turkey for the sake of my own health and family members. I am very careful with my food and lifestyle these days. I want to live longer and spend more quality time with my family.