Corinna is a 51-year-old Singaporean lady. On 5 May 2012 she was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas. From the pancreatic tail the cancer has also spread to her liver and also the posterior aspect of her stomach. The surgeon who did the biopsy told Corinna that medical treatment would not be able to cure her. Nevertheless she was asked to seek further opinion from an oncologist.
After waiting for one and a half hours, Corinna got to meet her oncologist. Consultation with him was a great disappointment. After paying SGD 700 and talking for about 10 to 15 minutes, Corinna ended up more depressed, helpless and devastated. Whatever hope and expectation she had after her cancer diagnosis were dashed by this oncologist.
It was at this time that we got a phone call from our sister-in-law in Singapore. Corinna is her sister and she requested for us to talk to Corinna and her husband. So on 17 May 2012, Corinna,her husband, daughter and sister flew to Penang. We sat down to talk with the family for about two and half hours.
The following are recordings of our conversation that day.
Acknowledgement: Thank you Corinna for your permission to share this story without having to hide your real identity.
At CA Care we take hours to talk to patients and explore ways as to how we can help them the best we can. We learn nothing from patients if we only talk for 10 to 15 minutes! Questions such as: where you live, what car you drive, what job you have or do you have any health insurance, are not in our scope. These questions may turn out to be cruel! What if the patient is poor? It is okay if he/she is rich – the answer may inflate his/her ego but a poor man may be intimidated by such questions. Then, what would be the reaction of the healer. Would I treat the poor differently from the rich? Where is the compassion in this so-called noble, healing profession?
We would rather spend time with you explaining what you can do to heal yourself. We want you to be able to ask sensible questions. We know you are “fighting” the battle of your life and you have to bear the final consequence of that decision. It is our duty to provide you with honest and balanced answers to enable you to make informed decisions.
- In the case of Corinna. She had seen the oncologist. He suggested chemotherapy even though she was placed in the “hopeless” category, where only a miracle can save her. So my first question after hearing her story was: What is it now that you want to do? You have to make that decision.
- Our CA Care Therapy is not an easy path to take – go for chemo if you want it easy.
- If you decide to follow our CA Care Therapy you need to be fully committed, you need to change your diet, lifestyle and mental attitude.
- We encourage you to seek peace in Spirituality. In addition, exercise and have time for yourself.
- You need to take herbs – but know that herbs by themselves are not magic. There is no instant cure either.
- Healing takes time and before that can happen, you will initially experience a “healing crisis” or some difficulties first. Are you willing to go through that?
- So reflect on these requirements and decide for yourself what you want to do for yourself.
- Be forewarned again that our healing path is not easy to travel. Not everyone who comes to us can find healing – only 30% do, the rest don’t.
- However those who persist, benefited. At CA Care we often see miracles happen – much beyond our expectation.
- CA Care does not promise you a cure. We believe no one can cure cancer anyway. Because somehow and sometime later, the cancer could strike again.
- As cancer survivors, you need to learn to be grateful for what you have and what you are. Thank God for whatever blessing that comes your way each and every day.
- And above all, learn to live with your cancer. No one wins in a war!
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