Ovarian Cancer: After Surgery Left Leg Swollen, Painful and Uncomfortable – Herbs and e-Therapy Helped Her

SLK (S51) is a 49-year-old Indonesian female. For about a year she had complaints of abdominal distension with mild abdominal pain on and off.  She suffered occasional pain during menses. An ultrasound showed a large right ovarian cyst with nodules within it.

SLK came to a private hospital in Penang and underwent a surgery on 4 October 2011.

Things did not turn out right for SLK after the surgery.

  • She was discharged after 8 days in the hospital for her surgery.
  • After being discharged from the hospital, SLK suffered cramps and muscle pull in her left thigh. She had to be hospitalized again. This time it was for 6 days.
  • Unfortunately the pains and discomforts in her leg did not go away. The doctor told her that he had done his best and could not offer any more help.
  • The next day, on 20 October 2011, a desperate SLK and her family came to CA Care. They wanted us to help SLK with the pain in her leg.
  • Unfortunately there were no medical reports and we did not know what had happened. We told the family to go back to the doctor and ask for all the medical records.  We did not get to see SLK again after that.

On 23 November 2011, SLK and her husband came back to see us again – this time with a photograph of the ovarian cyst that had been removed and its histopathology report.  The histopathology report dated 14 October 2011 indicated clear cell  adenocarcinoma of the ovary. Endometriosis.

Let SLK tell her story.

Gist of our conversation:

  1. The surgery for my ovarian cancer was done on 4 October 2011. Before the surgery I was able to walk without any problem. But before that I used to have cramps in my left leg – but no swelling.
  2. There were some varicose veins in my left foot.
  3. Four days after the surgery, my left calf became uncomfortable – muscle pull.
  4. On 12 October 2011, I was discharged from the hospital, i.e. after eight days.
  5. But on 14 October 2011 I had to be readmitted into the hospital because my left leg became swollen. It was painful and heavy. I was discharged on 19 October 2011. While in the hospital I received a total of 12 injections – 2 injections a day. In addition I took Warfarin and Dalfon (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). These medications did not help much. I was still in pain and my leg felt uncomfortable.
  6. That was why on 20 October 2011 we came and see you.
  7. We returned to Jakarta on 2 November 2011. At that time my leg was still swollen, but the size had somewhat reduced.
  8. At home, I continued taking the doctor’s medication – Warfarin and Dalfon.
  9. I came back to Penang again and saw my doctors (the surgeon and blood specialist-oncologist) on 18 November 2011. The oncologist asked me to continue taking the Warfarin for another six months and this time with an increased dosage. The doctor said I would be cured after six months.  In the meantime, I was asked to undergo chemotherapy for my ovarian cancer.
  10. I refused to undergo chemotherapy. I also did not want to take the Warfarin anymore. We waited for you to return from Laos and came to see you.

CA Care from 23 November to 28 November 2011

  1. I took the herbs that you prescribed me and also underwent the e-Therapy. These treatments helped me.
  2. After three times of e-Therapy, I could now walk. And my leg did not swell any more. Previously if I walked, my left leg become swollen. I could now walk to the market and also travel by bus. I felt lighter when I walked. Before coming to CA Care I could not walk like I do now.
  3. Husband: Now she can walk so far – from Gurney Park to Pulau Tikus market – with no problem. Before your treatment, we had to take a taxi to come and see you. Now we just take the bus and walked to wherever we want to go.

Watch this video carefully and see how SLK walked, before and after the herbs plus the e-Therapy

 

An Evening With Ella: Our Patient, Our Friend

At the middle of September 2009, Ella and her friend, Helen, came to Penang for a week’s holiday by theBatu Feringghi Beach. It was our pleasure to welcome her to this Island Paradise. Ella visited our center on Friday afternoon and got to meet some patients during our CA Care session. One evening we sat down to talk after a buffet dinner at the Park Royal. Listen to what we talked about and at the same time learn some survival tips from this full-of-life-friend from Melbourne.

How does the herbal tea taste like?

Yak, horrible isn’t it?

A concoction of snake venom and mud water!

A special brew from the Snake Oil Peddler of Malaysia? (That is what people in the West like to call people across the fence from them!)

The tea can’t be that bad if you want to walk through life with much laughter …

Oh no, three doctors misdiagnosed your problem?

That could happen even in Melbourne?

It took a year before the fourth doctor found out what was really wrong with you?

That happened in Melbourne, Australia?


Oh no, again.

No chemo after surgery – never ever!

Doctor said she was a brave lady.

Indeed it takes a lot more courage to say no to chemo and decide to take the alternative path.

The surgeon said: No chemo, you have three months. With chemo, it would be two-and-a-half years.

What?

What would your common sense say to that?

You have a choice.

After three months of “house arrest” life came back to normalcy again.

She is very much alive and enjoying life to the fullest.

That includes having a one-week holiday in Penang.

And that happened almost a year after surgery and after having refused chemo!

Missing out on chemo was not that bad after all!

She had lived three times over what her doctor gave her!


Given a choice – which one would you choose?

Do chemo and live for two-and-a-half year inclusive of the side effects,

OR, have a solid one-year life of happiness without chemo?


My Take

We are glad that we are able to help Ella in her time of need. We are even more happy and grateful to the Almighty to see her last week – so well and full of life. There are a few things we can learn from Ella.

  1. Patients have choices or options. You choose what you believe in and live with the consequences of your choice – for good or for bad. There is no point trying to point fingers at others when things go wrong. Remember, it was your choice. Ella knew what she wanted. She empowered herself well ahead of time about what cancer really is and what chemo could do to her. She was not blind when she made her choice.
  2. Ella was so lively and positive in her attitude. That is the way it should be. Do what you have to do first, to help yourself and then be happy with it. Live a positive life.
  3. Ella said she wanted to prove her doctor wrong! Good to have something to look forward to, a wish in life so to say. At CA Care we have seen such predictions proven wrong most of the time. But let us not blame the doctors. They only say things based on what they know or have been taught. And that is all there is to it. I have since realized about the tight system or box that they are brought up in. Patients who choose to go into the box with them have a limited view about the well known limited choices of surgery, chemo or radiation. Get out of the box and you see a totally different view for your problem. When we see Ella again in Penang, she would have proven her doctor wrong!
  4. Christmas time is party time with all the so-called great and wonderful food. Ella enjoyed the celebration but chose to stick to her healthy diet. Many patients don’t have that will power. Last night a lung patient came and said: Oh, the Hari Raya – we went home to our kampong and I “tak tahan” (cannot stand) seeing those foods. So I ate some, here and there. I suffered after I came home.

Ella is not a kiasu (afraid-to-lose-want-to-win-all-the-time) type. Kiasus like to ask a lot of questions but it is  no use – they don’t believe in what we do.

Our therapy is not easy to follow. It is not for any Tom, Dick and Harry. Is not for the faint hearted either. Patients need to be brave and be fully commitment to find their own healing. There is no magic bullet. It requires a change in lifestyle, diet and attitude towards life. We can show you the way, but you have to travel the road yourself. For that reason, it is a pleasure and our privilege to be able to help such a person like Ella – not a kiasu but ever ready to help herself. And we share the joy of her healing.

An E-mail from Ella

15 October 2009

Hi Chris and Im,

I have viewed the video and it is fine.  Thank you, it would be good if it gives people hope to be open minded and believe that cancer need not be a death sentence, if they choose to adopt the more natural and none invasive approach.

They need to question their doctors: Why they condemn the natural way of treating cancer; Where do they get the proof that these treatments do not work. If it is from their medical journals then this is a bias conclusion as it is in the interest of their profession to dominate the sickness industry.

We have been brainwashed for too long into thinking that this INDUSTRY has our best interest at heart. If this was so then they would not seek out and destroy the real facts and evidence which has been proven to assist the many illnesses we see in our society to-day.

In my research, I have found that the people whom are speaking out against the use of chemo and radiation are in fact medical doctors and scientists themselves, who see the same miserable results time and time again.

Sadly their findings are rarely printed in the notable medical journals like the LANCET etc.

Thinking of you both with much love, Ella.

Special Note

Ella was told by her surgeon that if she did not go chemotherapy, she would have only three months to live. With chemo and radiation, she would have two and a half years.

Time has proved that the surgeon’s prognosis is wrong! Ella is on our herbs for the past three years and is doing fine up to this day.

E-mail of 21 October 2010

Hi Chris and Im,

All is well here in Australia and we are all looking forward to some warmth as it has been a long winter.  Right now the birds are singing as I have just fed them their daily feed of wild bird seed. We can learn a valuable lesson from them as no matter if they are big or small, they all get their share.  It was like when I lived in Africa and had the opportunity to witness the animals come to the water holes at night and although they hunt each other for food by day, it seems they have an instinct to share the water as they all know how important it is to survival. If only we humans could adopt the practice of sharing rather than the greed which has taken over.

Some days I just sit in a quiet area of my garden and I can picture you both in your home or clinic doing the good work you do.  Bless you both.

Next year we may be moving home as we want a bigger garden so as we can grow our own food as it is getting harder and harder to obtain good clean food. Our gardens here are facing the wrong way and do not collect enough sunshine.  We have a pool where all the sun is.

I am itching to return to Penang so next year. I will try and make it happen. I down load all your stories for future references. They are amazing.

My thoughts and love are with you each day, keep well.  Love Ella  xxx

 

June Regained Her Health After 8 Days on e-Therapy

June (not real name) was 42-years old when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2006. A TAHBO surgery was performed. The histopathology report confirmed a bilateral ovarian adenocarcinoma with metastasis to the omentum.

June underwent 6 cycles of chemotherapy and at the same time was started on CA Care herbs. Unlike others, she did not suffer from the side effects of chemo. Unfortunately in December 2008, a scan showed tumour recurrence, with a 2.6 x 2.1 x 3.2 cm mass seen in the medial part of the spleen – this was probably a splenic metastasis.

June was asked to undergo more chemo. In no uncertain term her doctor told her: If you do not do chemotherapy, within the next 3 months your condition would deteriorate to the extent that I would not be able to help you anymore. You are taking your life for granted. June adamantly declined chemo and stayed on with the herbs. Three months passed, June was well. After six months June presented herself to her doctor. During this visit the doctor asked June to find out from Professor Teo what herbs she was taking. Then at another meeting with her doctor, June was asked if she would continue to take the herbs or would consider chemo.

June was well until about March 2010 when she started to develop problems. I requested June’s husband to bring her to Penang for a week to undergo our e-Therapy. So June came on 8 March 2010 and the first e-Therapy was started right away. At the time I was rather concerned if June was able to even up walk up to my study upstairs. Her health condition was not good. After three days her facial expression changed from pale to bright and after 8 days she was as fit as a fiddle. It was most satisfying to see the brilliant smile in her face. She was so full of energy.

June went home to Kuala Lumpur and the next day went around shopping!

The following are excerpts of our video conversation.

Chris: Before you came to see us … that was last Monday (8 March2010) and this is now Wednesday (17 March) … compared to now, is there any difference in your health?

J: Yes, I feel very normal now.

C: When you came, how did you feel?

J: Short of breath, very tired, very sickly, stomachaches and pains, could not walk properly, very bad appetite, difficult to sleep.

C: Okay, all these … like appetite, how is it now?

J: Very good.

C: Can you sleep well?

J: Yes.

C: Walking?

J: No problem.

C: You said you were tired?

J: This morning not too bad but yesterday after 3 p.m. onwards … flat (Note: this was due to the side effects of the e- therapy).

C: You believe that (the therapy) helped you?

J: Yes.

C: You feel much better now?

J: Yes, much better.

C: You inspire me … honestly, I don’t believe in this (therapy) … well, but when I look at your face, I know that it was good.

Side effects of e-Therapy

C: Now… flat (out tired) and aches in the bones?

J: This was the second time … after the treatment. Yesterday was worse than the first time.

Husband: Yesterday she had fevers.

A Chat with the Husband

H: I came on Monday. Today it is Tuesday – 8 days of therapy. (Before she came here) on Saturday and Sunday, she slept the whole day. She did not have any strength at all. Then there was no appetite.

C: That was when you were in KL (Kuala Lumpur)?

H: Yes, on Monday night was the treatment. Tuesday there were some pains and after that on Wednesday there were no more pains.

C: You feel that it (the therapy) helps her?

H: It helps. No more pains and now she can eat a lot.

C: I do not believe – but then I become a believer. It is better that way than to believe first and start to bluff people that it works. You have to start from not believing anything, see for yourself … then believe!

 

Dying In the ICU After Surgery for Ovarian Cancer and Chemo for Lymphoma

(May this failing be a “Guiding Light” to those who come after her)

Chinese New Year (January/February 2009) was a time of celebration. Wan, a 30-year-old, married female with a 2-year-old child, visited her mother in Kedah. She enjoyed the food that mom cooked for that day. Wan was OK then – healthy as mom’s eyes can see. But after the meal, she felt some “wind” in her stomach. Mom suggested that she consulted a doctor. She did not get to see any doctor until 2 weeks later. Unexpected, this was the beginning of a tragic road to her quick death?

Wan’s mother and auntie came to seek our help on the morning of 25 March 2009. This was what had happened.

Wan went to see a doctor in a private hospital. She was told that she had ovarian cancer and needed an operation. Wan then moved on to another private hospital believing that another doctor was better able to handle her case. On 16 February 2009, Wan underwent an operation to remove her so-called cancer in the ovary. It was a total hysterectomy. But Wan’s condition did not improve in spite of the surgery. Her stomach was still bloated. Later she became breathless. While still in the hospital for a week, her lungs were filled with fluid. The doctor tapped out the fluid and she was able to breath.

Wan was still not well. She felt heaty. Wan was referred to an oncologist of the hospital for subsequent management. This doctor said Wan’s problem was actually due to lymphoma and the primary was not the ovary. The doctor also warned that Wan must undergo chemotherapy immediately. There would be no time to wait because the cancer was aggressive and was very serious.

On Monday, 2 March 2009, Wan was started on chemotherapy. The next day (Tuesday) she was alright. However, in the early morning (about 2.30 a.m.) of Wednesday, 4 March 2009, Wan started to have pains in her abdomen. The nurse gave her an injection for gastric. Later, the pains became unbearable and she was given a pain killer injection. On the morning of Wednesday, Wan started to have diarrhea. Later she had a fit, ground her teeth, became breathless and at one time her heart stopped beating. At 10 a.m. of Wednesday she was admitted into the ICU. Her face and hands were swollen. She was given oxygen and the doctor induced her into a coma and she became unconscious. On Saturday, 21 March her lungs had “bubbles” and she could not breathe. Her doctor had to fit tubes on both side of her chest to drain fluid out.

So from 2 March until 25 March 2009, Wan was in the ICU struggling to stay alive.

Just before Wan’s mother and aunty came to see us, they were told by the doctor that Wan’s chance of survival was very minimal.  The family can expect her to die any time.

See the video and read the transcript of our conversation.

Mother: She was admitted on Sunday. On Monday they operated on her. It was a total hysterectomy. However, her tummy was still big after the operation and she was breathless. On checking they found there was fluid in her lungs. The fluid was drained. She felt better after that. But she always felt hot. It is not a fever. The air-conditioner was set at 10 degrees and she would still be perspiring. On further checking, they said it is lymphoma.

Chris: How long was she in the hospital? Has she gone home?

M: No, she hasn’t gone home at all. She is still in hospital. It’s been more than a month now.  She was there since February.

Aunty: Since the operation, she hasn’t gone home. After her lung problem, she was referred to another doctor.

C: After draining the fluid from the lungs, she was okay?

M & A: Yes

C: Why was she still in hospital?

A: Because they wanted to give her chemo.

C: She was not allowed to go home first?

A: They say cannot wait. It is a very aggressive type. It is already very serious. Chemo must be done immediately.

C: When was the chemo done?

A: Only once, on Monday.

M: After that she was alright. She was alright on Tuesday. But at night, early on Wednesday morning around 2:30 a.m., she complained of stomach pains until daybreak.  She was given injections for gastric, as well as a pain killer. She had diarrhea. Her stools were very dark. She had diarrhea again from 7.00 am to 8.00 am. She had pains in her stomach again. She asked me to get the doctor to check her quickly as she could not stand the pains anymore. She was struggling in bed, kicking the bed very hard. She was biting and grinding her teeth. It looked as if she was having a fit.

When the doctor came, I explained what had happened (the events that took place throughout the night and morning). He did a routine check on her and left. He did not answer my questions or say anything. He just left.

I was waiting for some pain killer to be administered, but later when a nurse passed by, I asked about the pain killer and she explained that the pain killer had already been given the night before. So, they could not give her another pain injection now. Then she just went away.

I then requested for my daughter to be cleaned up. And as the nurse was cleaning her, she started to feel breathless. Then suddenly her head turned to one side, and a little foamy saliva started to drool out of her mouth. I screamed and a sister came in to adjust her drip and a couple of things. Actually, her heart stopped beating for a while.

C: Her heart stopped?

M: Yes, it did. They revived her. (by banging, etc – we were not allowed to see). An hour later, about 10:00 a.m. she was brought to the ICU. She is there until today. She is still there – unconscious. When they brought her in, her face was already swollen. The neck, shoulder and arms were swollen too. She looked very different. The swelling subsided on the third day. And now, she looked very thin.

C: How is she now?

A: Still unconscious. Never wake up yet. It is already about 20 days.

M: Cannot let her wake up. She is given oxygen. When the oxygen is removed, her pressure dropped. They kept putting her to sleep. We’ve never spoken to her since she went in.

A: I spoke to the doctor. He said she cannot let her wake up as the oxygen pressure is very high. She may not be able to take the high pressure. That is why they made sure she is totally unconscious.

M: Last Saturday, they drained more fluid from her lungs. It looks like there is very little chance of saving her. This morning, the doctor told us to be prepared. The doctor said her condition is very serious and the cancer will spread very fast.

A: I was wondering why the chemo must be done when she was still so weak.

M: Actually after the operation, she was alright. She could watch television and was normal. The nurse asked her to get up and walk and she got up and walked – just a little breathless at first (Mother cried).

C: If it is possible, you can start by giving her Capsule A and Juvo (food supplement made from a variety of beans). If after 2 or 3 days, there is some progress, then we can slowly add more herbs. It is a very difficult situation. What is going to happen the next few days no one can tell. But we will try our best.

A: They already conceded they could not do anything else anymore for her.

Comments

The total cost of her treatment as of 24 March 2009 is RM 194,730.13. Indeed it is very expensive to die in this modern day scientific age.

Can any body answer this question: Her mother told us: When the doctor came, I explained what had happened (the events that took place throughout the night and morning). He did a routine check on her and left. He did not answer my questions or say anything. He just left. Why did the doctor just left without answering her question? In a similar case, Sam and his wife were coerced into consenting to a liver operation on Sam. The surgeon even hugged Sam’s wife and assured her everything was going to be alright. At the same time warned that he must be operated on immediately. But after the cancer had recurred, the surgeon became “hostile” and did not even want to talk to them. Why is this so?

There is an Arab saying: Haste is from the Devil. Wan did not even have a chance to recuperate properly from her surgery. She was immediately asked to go for chemotherapy. She was told the cancer was aggressive. How true is this? Before she came into the hospital she was alright. What made the cancer aggressive? Or is this a spin – a veiled threat to instill fear into patients so that they would agree to chemotherapy?

The doctor’s medical report indicated that Wan required an emergency dialysis. Her renal function had reversed. What had her kidney failed? What could be the cause? The toxic chemo-drugs? Wan did not have such a problem before.