Y is a 53-year-old Indonesian lady. In early February 2017 went for a pap smear. The result was okay but she was told that she had a 13-cm-cyst in her uterus.
Y underwent a hysterectomy. Histopathology report confirmed a leiomyosarcoma and endometrial stromal tumor.
After this operation, her right leg swelled and she could not walk (picture below).
Y was referred to an oncologist who suggested that she undergo three cycles of chemo to be followed by another surgery. According to the doctor, the swelling was due to a blockage.
Y refused further medical treatment and started to take Linzhi and Porcupine stone! One capsule of porcupine stone cost IDR300.000 and she took 2 capsules per day.
Y’s daughter came to seek our help on behalf of her mother. We prescribed herbs for her to try. After 10 days on the herbs, the swelling of her right leg subsided (picture above).
Y and her family decided to come to Penang. She went to consult a doctor in a private hospital. She was told the cancer had already spread to her kidney. She was asked to see a surgeon.
Y refused further surgery and came to see us.
Chris: You have a sarcoma that had spread to the kidney. What do you expect me to do?
Y: I want you to cure me.
C: No, I am sorry, I cannot cure you.
After talking to the family, I realised that Y is not an easy patient to handle. I advised her accordingly!
Some weeks later, Y’s children — daughter and son — came back to see us again. Listen to our conversation that morning.
Gist of our conversation.
Chris: When she (your mother) came to see me, I “scolded” her! When she went home, did she take the herbs?
C: After taking the herbs, did she get better or worse?
D: She is better now!
C: She was in pain. So I gave her Pain Tea. After taking this tea, did the pain become more or less?
D: For the first two weeks, she still had pain. But after that the pain was reduced. The past two weeks, there is no more pain.
C: Before taking the herbs, how was her pain?
Son: Pain from head to toe. We could not even touch her — she would feel pain. She could cry when the pain was severe. The whole body was in severe pain. The pain came on and off.
C: For each attack of pain, how long did it last?
D: About half an hour or so.
C: In a day, how often did she get this pain attack?
D: Two to three times a day.
C: Was this pain attack a result of something that she did? Or for no season the pain just came on?
S: But the past week there was no more pain.
C: I remember you writing me to say that she wanted to take doctor’s pain medication.
D: No, no she did not take any doctor’s painkiller.
C: Before you said the pain was so severe that she cried. Now, there was no more pain — even if you touch her, she did not feel pain any more. I must say, I really don’t know how this works!
Swelling of Leg Reduced
C: You send me a picture of your mother’s legs. You said it was swollen after her operation but after taking the herbs for 10 days the swelling was reduced (picture below).
Declined Further Medical Treatment
C: Why did you not want to go and see the doctor?
S: Don’t want.
C: Why didn’t you want to go for chemo? Tell me, you don’t want her to go or your mother did not want to go?
C: Apart from the pain, what other problems has she now?
S: She is very tired, no energy. This is because she did not eat and sleep well.
S: When she drank the herbal tea, it went it and then out again — vomited. Even food or drink, she would just vomit out.
D: She had to take in little by little.
C: Even for the herbal tea? Do you think she even manage to take in 50 percent of the teas?
C: If she can’t even take in 50 percent of the teas — it’s going to be a difficult story. But what can we do. Let’s try our best.
The following are some of the emails written by her daughter.
Dear dr. Teo,
I need your advice about the result of blood, urine, and faeces test that my mom took 2 days before.
The doctor here said the result showing my mom’s vomit was because of ‘junk in the blood’ so he advised to take haemodialysis (cuci darah) to reduce the vomit. And from the CA125A test, he said that my mom was at 4th stage cancer.
Do you mind to see the result?
Reply: I checked your mom’s file. For the vomiting — still vomiting, still cannot eat? I asked to take Appetite and Vomit tea. Also did you take the Lower Edema tea for the swelling of the leg?
Dear dr. Teo,
Yes, we prepared the drink you said and the swelling one. But she cannot drink at all too, once the drink swallowed, she will vomit again.
Reply: You should give her the Appetite and Vomit tea first. Stop other teas.
Yes, we’ve tried but also can’t drink at all 😦
Reply: Aya! susah (problem).
Yeah, I confused with this situation. Actually she said that it is not her not wanting to drink. She want but she can’t.