Lymphoma Part 3: Digging my own grave with my fork and spoon!
Forty-two-year-old Daisy had 6 cycles of chemo for her peripheral T-cell lymphoma. The treatment failed to cure her. The cancer relapsed 6 months after completion of her chemotherapy. She was asked to undergo more chemo and bone marrow transplantation. She refused and opted for CA Care Therapy instead. One year on, Daisy said she was not so worried about her cancer but her diet caused her much distress. I want to eat!
Listen to this video.
Chris: The only thing that you cannot do is eat any “rubbish” that you like. Is that okay?
Daisy: Hm, hm. I have been tolerating this. I cannot help it. But sometimes I had the urged of wanting to eat …
C: Do you think one day, you would just say: Never mind la — eat and die, that’s okay.
D: Especially when I watched the cooking program on Astro … I felt like I wanted to eat and die, it’s okay.
C: You are already one year and you are not getting worse?
D: But I have been tolerating the food. During Christmas and Chinese New Year (CNY) everyone was eating …turkey, etc. and I could not eat. You know, I cried. They can eat but I cannot eat. I stayed home and cried.
C: So your main concern now is not cancer anymore? Now, food is more important? You worry about your food.
D: When people are alive, they want to eat (anything).
C: The last time when you came, you were so worried that you would die because of your cancer. Now do you still think that you are going to die?
D: No! I know I can live. Last time I was so worried that probably when I go to sleep I would not wake up the next morning.
C: Ha, ha, is it not better (to die that way)? So today you go to sleep, you know that you would wake up?
D: I know, I know ( I can wake up).
Chinese New Year is coming – be careful with your diet!
C: Chinese New Year is coming. Don’t go and start eating “rubbish” ah.
D: Already two years I cannot eat. Since 2012 until now (2015) cannot eat, you know!
C: But you were supposed to die within four months! Now you’re well — you are healthy, you are okay. What do you want some more?
D: I want to eat. Eat first before I die.
C: Okay, if you want to eat, go and eat a lot. Eat a lot. To eat a piece of chicken and die … not worth it. It’s stupid. Eat a lot and then die. That’s okay.
D: I want to dig my own grave with my fork and spoon.
Gentle Warning: Itchy rashes that took months to go away
D: For two years, I never eat ….
C: What did you eat (during the Chinese New Year, 2015)?
D: I ate 2 kampung chicken eggs .. twice .. some CNY cookies … chocolates .. not much, plus fish. After that …
C: When you came home after eating all these … any problem? Itchy?
C: Before you ate all these, did you have such problem?
D: No such problem. About one month after taking these CNY food this problem happened. I felt itchy and I started to scratch.
C: And until today?
D: Yes, it’s already one and half months. It takes a long time to heal. Before I had cancer it was easy to heal.
C: Food is important. If they say you eat anything you like — that’s not true.
All patients who come to seek our help are always told: Apart from taking the herbs, you have to take care of your diet. You cannot eat anything you like. We would also want to remind everyone, if you can’t take care of your diet, there is not point coming to see us. We would not be able to help you. This is because food ….
The unhappiness expressed by Daisy in this case, is understandable. Most patients would not want to change. The moment they get well — when they don’t feel that they are going to die anymore — they will come with all the excuses for wanting to forget what we tell them about food.
One classical example that came to mind now is the case of an Indonesia lady who had lymphoma. She underwent chemotherapy and almost died from the treatment. After the treatment the cancer recurred. There was a hard swelling on her cheek. She was asked to undergo more chemotherapy. She was not prepared to accept that anymore. She told us that she prayed that God would grant her the strength to come and see Chris Teo in Penang. Then if she died after that she would be satisfied. We took care of this lady for three years and she was well. The swelling in her cheek was gone. Then, the “monster within” started to awaken. She told us that she had been taking the herbs for so long. It caused much strain on her children, etc., etc. We knew what her real problem was! We also knew that if the heart would not want to change there is nothing we can do to help.
Later, we were told she went to Singapore for a holiday. Ate …. (we did not know what). After she came home to Jakarta, her stomach became bloated. That was when she wrote us for help. Our answer was: Go to the doctor and ask for help. She had chemotherapy. After the second shot of chemo, she died.
This is another lymphoma case. This story is beyond our comprehension. TL was a 59-year-old man. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in September 2012. Like the Indonesian lady above, he had surgery to remove part of his stomach. He was subsequently asked to undergo chemotherapy which he declined.
He came to seek our help in October 2012. From the very beginning we explained to TL that it would be futile to take our herbs without taking care of his diet. In short, he must eat rightly and under no circumstances take junk food.
On many visits, TL asked us about what food to eat and what food not to eat, giving us the impression that he was eating right!
About 8 months later, TL suffered a relapse. It shocked us to learn that all along TL had been pretending and “cheating” on himself as far as his diet was concerned. Listen to his “confession” that day (4 November 2013).
A few days after this “confession”, TL checked into the hospital, underwent medical procedures and died while in the hospital.
Why did he play such a game and cheated himself? We cannot understand.
One outstanding lymphoma case is that of Devi. She had radiotherapy and was well. But about a year later, her cancer recurred. She was asked to go for chemotherapy. She had chemo but at the same time started to take herbs and change her diet and lifestyle. From 1998 to this day (2015) Devi stayed on course and is extremely well.
Chris: Why were you on morphine?
Devi: Because I was in pain. The moment I consumed food, I had very severe pain. I was lying in the hospital for two weeks until one day I went berserk because I had an overdose of morphine…I was not getting any better. I discharged myself (from the hospital)….I went to a clinic that practised chelation therapy and the doctor asked me what sort of diet I was on? I was told to stop taking solid food and to go on fruits, vegetables, semi-solids and fluids. Within two days on the recommended diet, the pain was gone.
C: Did you take any other medication?
D: No. I was only on the diet, no medication whatsoever. I was on fruits, vegetables and semi-solids. Within a month, my digestive system was back to normal.
C: After the radiation, you thought you were cured. Did you go back to your old diet?
Yes, I went back to my old lifestyle. I forgot about the fruit juices. I had a relapse of the cancer, this time in the abdominal region.
The doctor said radiation was out. I went for six cycles of chemotherapy.
Devi came to seek our help and was well.
C: What about your diet?
D: I am more of a vegetarian now, I keep off red meat and sea food except for fish. I eat fruits and vegetables.
C: Some people say that if I cannot take my favourite food, life if not worth living. What is your comment to that ?
D: What I have to say to those people is, life is worth more than just your favourite food. It is a very small sacrifice to make. Life is much more that just food.
C: You were a meat eater before and now you are a vegetarian. Many people say that if you don’t eat meat, you have no strength. What have you got to say about that?
D: No, not really. In fact, I feel much healthier now that I cut meat out of my diet. I have not lost energy at all.
Patients, you have a choice — to live or to die. If you wish to live, CHANGE — your lifestyle and your diet.
The choice is yours!