Acknowledgment: The patient granted her permission to use this video without having to mask her face.
1. A Long Journey From Home to Penang
MN (S-81) is a 56-year-old lady from Indonesia. She and her husband came to a private hospital in Penang to search for an alternative treatment for her Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. But there was none. She was given the same option – undergo chemotherapy again.
They live in Labuan Batu, a town south of Medan. Coming to Penang is a long journey indeed. From home, first they had to travel for 9 hours by bus (or 6 hours by train) to Medan. After an overnight stay in Medan, they took a plane to Penang.
2. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Sometime in early 2011, MN felt lethargic. Her stomach was painful. She had profuse sweating, specially her head . For the past one year she had been coughing. Doctors were unable to cure her coughs.
In May 2011, MN was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She underwent six cycles of chemotherapy with CHOP.
After the completion of the chemo treatment the cancer recurred in the form of a small swelling at her left collar bone – at the same spot where she did a biopsy earlier. MN was asked to undergo another round of chemotherapy. She refused and came to Penang looking for alternative medicine.
(Note: CHOP regimen consists of four drugs – Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin (or Adriamycin), Vincristine and Prednisolone. The first three drugs of the CHOP chemotherapy regimen are usually given as injections or infusions in veins on a single day, while prednisolone is taken as pills for five days. Each cycle is repeated every 3 weeks for 6 to 8 cycles).
MN received her treatment in a government hospital in Medan. Each treatment required a two-day stay in the hospital.
3. Life was Difficult During and After Chemotherapy
The first five chemos seemed to help MN. Her health seemed to improve. However, the sixth chemo was “bad”. Her health deteriorated – “dropped”. She had no strength and was not even able to climb out of bed by herself. She had to be hospitalized for two weeks. After being discharged from the hospital, she regained some strength. She was able to walk for about 10 metres and had to stop. At home she was not able to do anything. Her husband had to do all the house chores.
She said, “I walked a bit, my feet felt numb. My hands felt numb. I felt difficult, nauseous. I was bald.”
After chemo, her stomach pains disappeared but her one-year-old problem of coughs and profuse sweating persisted.
One and a half months after the completion of her chemo, a small lump appeared at the collar bone – the same site where she first had her biopsy. The doctor in Medan confirmed it was a recurrence. She was asked to undergo a second round of chemotherapy.
5. More of the Same Advice in Penang
MN said, “I do not want any more chemo. That is why I come here.”
MN and her husband came to a private hospital in Penang in December 2011 in the hope of finding an alternative treatment to chemo. But she was told to do more of the same thing – undergo more chemotherapy!
Husband: “No point. If we wanted to do chemo, we could have stayed back in Medan (treatment was given free-of-charge because he was an ex-government staff). In Penang, I have to pay for the treatment.”
The oncologist suggested two options. The first option is to use drugs that cost RM 7,000 per cycle. This means, the six-cycle-treatment would come to about RM 42,000. The oncologist told them that this treatment will cure her cancer. The second option is to use cheaper drugs costing RM 3,000 per cycle. But the effectiveness is uncertain.
Chris: Well, that means you have to sell your house to pay for the treatment?
MN: “No, we have no house to sell. Even to come here now – the expenses are provided by our children.”
Chris: Do you believe what the oncologist told you – that the expensive chemo can cure you?
MN and Husband: “No, we never believe what he said.”
MN: “I refused to do more chemo. I can’t stand chemo any more. I can’t walk, I can’t eat. I am still bald now.”
6. Disappointed – But Later They Found CA Care
MN and her husband were disappointed. They did not find the alternative treatment they wanted from the hospital. They did not know what to do next. However, a day later a lady told them about CA Care.
Chris: So you came to see us (on 18 December 2011).
MN: “Actually my son also asked me to find for an alternative way. He said I should find that herbalist in Penang. But he did not know who.”
7. CA Care’s Herbs and e-Therapy Restored Her Health
MN was prescribed Capsule A, Lympho 1 and Lympho 2 teas, C-tea and Cough No 3, 5 and 11 for her problems. She was also told to take care of her diet.
Husband: “Her health improved within three weeks.”
Chris: Yesterday you told us that before you first came to Penang (in December 2011), all your friends who saw you cried. Why did they cry?
Husband: “They looked at her – her health was so bad. She was so weak. When we went home all her friends were smiling. She looked better.”
MN: “ I was so full of hope after meeting you, doctor.”
Chris: Are you sure that after taking the herbs for three weeks you are really better?
Husband: “Now she can walk for some distance without any problem. Before she had difficulty after walking 10 metres.”
MN: “My husband had to massage my legs every day.”
Husband:”Every time after she walked I had to massage her legs. Now I don’t have to do that anymore. She had not recovered 100 percent yet but her health has recovered by some 75 percent now.”
MN:”I had coughs for a year. I did X-ray three times and I saw all these doctors. The cough persisted. I took your herbs for four days and the coughs were almost gone!”
Chris: Praise and be thankful to God for this blessing.
MN: “When I first came here in December and was in the hospital, there was this patient who also came from Medan. She came to my room and help massaged my legs. She felt sorry for me. My legs were numb. That was before I came to see you. After I took your herbs there was no need for anyone to massage my legs any more.”
Chris to Husband: Ho, ho, you don’t have to do any more work! Very good, very good.
NM and husband returned to Penang after taking three weeks of herbs. This was in January 2012. She underwent three days of treatment with the e-Therapy.
MN:”My health improved further. I don’t feel numb or tired anymore. Instead it is my husband who felt tired when we walked this morning.”
Chris: Oh no – I have to take care of your husband too?
8. You are Blessed!
Chris: You are indeed blessed. After seeing the oncologist in the hospital you all were disappointed because you could not find what you wanted from the hospital. You did not know where else to turn to. But a day later – after you prayed – an “angel lady” appeared and told you about CA Care.
Husband:”We were ready to go home “empty handed.”We did not have the funds to pay for such expensive treatment which we did not come for anway.”
Chris: Indeed it was a blessing from God. I fully understand the situation you are in.
9. Go Home and Be Careful – Take Care of Yourself
Chris: I am so happy that I am able to help you. This is my advice – please go home and take care of yourself well. Take care of your diet, exercise and take the herbs. My herbs are not magic but I believe they do help you.
MN and her husband returned to CA Care on 8 January 2012 and underwent the e-Therapy.
Watch this video.
After three weeks of herbs
She reported her health had improved:
- Her coughs were almost gone – now she coughs once a while. Previously it was continuously.
- She had more energy.
- Her appetite improved.
- The “heaty” feeling in the left side of her abdomen comes once in a while. Previously it was often.
- Profuse sweating in the head was much less. Previously it was soaking wet and happened often, day and night.
- She slept well. Before it was difficult.
- Numbness of her fingers was gone but the numbness of her legs persisted although there was improvement.
- She had more strength to walk. She could walk 100 metres without feeling tired. Previously even doing 10 or 20 metres was difficult.
- The only problem she has now is a feeling of “ discomfort /numbness” in her right shoulder.
After first session of e-Therapy
- She felt real good.
- The body felt lighter.
- Numbness of the legs was much less.
After second session of e-Therapy
- She felt better.
- Numbness of her legs had improved further.
- Urination and bowel movements were better.
- She had more energy.
- She had no more coughs.
- Discomfort in the left shoulder still persisted.
After third session of e-Therapy
- The discomfort in the left should was gone.
Many Indonesian patients who come to seek our help need to travel from afar. We empathize with them. This is indeed a test of their commitment and a testimony of their real desire of wanting to help themselves. In contrast, we have phone calls and e-mails from patients who live just a few miles away and yet they complained that it is difficult to come and see us. They prefer consultation over the phone. Similarly we have patients from Sarawak, Sabah or Singapore who only want us to help them through the phone or internet. Unfortunately, we cannot help such patients. It is better that they go and seek help from herbalists nearby their homes. Life is easier that way – for them and also for us.
But for those like MN, who have travel so far to come and seek help, we pray that we never let them down. We shall do our utmost best to help them. Indeed this case is an example of a wonderful and rewarding effort that makes our day real great. We thank God for His blessings – and hope many more cases like this will continue to come by our way.