ST (c27) was 85 years old when she was diagnosed with left breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy on 17 December 1999. Due to her old age, no chemotherapy or radiotherapy was indicated. However, she was asked to take Tamoxifen.
In November 2003, ST complained of pains in her left chest wall and back. Clinically the doctor could not find anything significant.
A chest X-ray indicated lesion in the right lung field raising the possibility of infection or metastasis. An ultrasound of her abdomen indicated a large multiseptated cystic lesion in the left lobe measuring about 3 x 3.1 x 3.2 cm. A CT scan of the thorax indicated a mass measuring 2 x 3 x 3 cm in the posterior segment of the right upper lobe. This lesion may represent a metastasis or CA of the lung. There are a few defined cystic lesions in the liver with small calcification seen in the right lobe. This observation raised the possibility of cystic liver metastasis. There were degenerative changes of the thoracic spine.
The doctors were unable to do anything much for ST. The family was told: “Due to her age, there is no need to do anything. Just wait for her time.” ST was sent home with a supply of morphine.
Not satisfied, ST’s son brought his mother to another hospital. An oncologist prescribed her some drugs. ST became severely breathless and fainted after taking the drugs. ST had to be rushed to a hospital for emergency care.
Since modern medicine could not help her any more, ST’s son came to seek our help on 19 March 2004. He told us that his mother:
- Was in pains and had to take morphine twice a day. Without the morphine her whole body was in pain.
- Had no appetite.
- Was constipated, and since the past one week was unable to move her bowels.
The family had left ST to the care of a nursing home since the past two months. We prescribed Capsule A and B, Liver P tea, Lung Tea and Constipation Tea.
After a few weeks on the herbs, ST did not need to take anymore morphine. Her pains were totally gone. In addition, ST was able to eat and sleep well. She would walk around by herself. ST had since left the nursing home to live by herself in her own home. She could go about doing her house chores without any help. ST continued to take the herbs.
On 2 September 2010, i.e., more than six years later, ST remained well with no complaints. She had no pains, could eat and sleep well. And up to this day is living by herself in her own home.
Listen to what her son said.
Never give up and never say die! This is the message of this story. If medicine has given up on you, don’t give up yet. Please remember what Albert Einstein – the greatest scientist of the 20th century – said: Insanity is to do things over and over again and expecting different results. For an elderly person of 85, does it make sense to prescribe chemo-drugs for her? What do you expect to achieve? ST almost died because of the drugs.
Perhaps if you are open minded enough you can find someone or something else that can help you. After all there is nothing to lose but to gain by going for alternative medicine!
It is satisfying to note that after her healing, we have helped the son, grandchildren and great grandchildren of ST with our herbs. We came with problems from flu, coughs, sinus, insomnia, lactation, detoxification, etc.
Some may say, herbs are not proven. But in this case the so-called proven, scientific medicine could do nothing much anyway. Fortunately enough in this case, herbs had proven to be really beneficial to ST – beyond the imagination of any scientist. When the doctor asked the family to “wait for her time”, ST had waited for more than six years now and she is still waiting and living a healthy life. What a blessing indeed.