My Experience About Bone Cancer
Malacca, Wan Rsbiatul, 13
In October 1998, my left leg was seemingly a bit
swollen. Since I was going to take part in the sports meet in Wu Ji Zhi Na
Area on behalf of my school, I was often practicing playing ball and the
100-meter hurdle race. I thought, then, that I had sprained my leg. The
sports meet was fast approaching while my leg began to swell more and
more. I called the attention of my parents but both did not take it
seriously. Mother also thought it was a simple sprain.
Two or three days later, my mother sent for a massage
doctor to help me but this did not work. She took me to a private clinic
and the doctor simply gave me some antibiotic for detumescence. Since it
still did not work, Mother again took me to the same clinic where the
doctor told her to take me to the Malacca Central Hospital for an X-ray.
It turned out that the cancer had already worsened at this point and I had
to be hospitalized immediately. Since Malacca does not have the equipment
to diagnose and treat cancer, I was transferred to the Ma Da Medical
Center at Kuala Lumpur.
There, the doctor carried out CT scan and tests on me
to confirm the disease. All examinations were done and the conclusion was
bone cancer. The doctor immediately subjected me to chemotherapy followed
by surgery. The chemotherapy took six courses, three before the operation
and three afterwards.
All my hair fell out including my eyebrows and
eyelashes. To avoid the sunshine, which hurt my eyes, I had to wear
sunglasses all the time. All the sufferings, I believed, were the way that
led me to recovery with the help of God.
On December 31,1998, I was brought to the operating
room in the company of my parents, brother and sister, to undergo
operation on my left leg. I was scared and felt an impulse to run away but
couldn’t. Then, I lost consciousness. When I opened my eyes again, it
was over. I saw my parents and siblings by the bed so I did not sense
anything drastically wrong. It took three days for me to realize that my
left leg had been amputated. On the fourth day, I realized that there was
nothing I could do but accept the fact, face reality courageously and
learn to walk with the help of a crutch.
On March 15, 1999, I was diagnosed with lung infection
and in the CT scan, doctors found two small tumor in my left lung and one
in the right. I was frightened. I had, by then, learned to suppress my
emotions. Another operation was suggested but it was deemed too risky.
Without the operation, however, my chance of survival was very minimal
since the cancer cells in my body were very active and spread quickly. My
parents allowed me to make my own decision and I agreed with the
One week later, I still remember clearly that it was
April 14,1999, I was again in the operating room. Due to my weakened
condition and constant coughing, the doctor thought it was not the right
time to operate. It was not until April 21 to 28 that the operation took
place. It was considered a success since seven small tumors from my left
lung and nine from my right lung were removed. These tumors were too small
to be measured. Chemotherapy followed and I returned to the hospital for
blood tests after the course was finished.
In December 1999, the doctor again suspected that
cancer cells have spread to my heart and prepared me to undergo supersonic
check. I was placed in a double ward and my roommate was a girl suffering
from blood cancer. One day, the girl’s uncle, who is Chinese, visited
her. He encouraged my mother to attend a scheduled lecture that will
introduce an effective traditional Chinese medicine found to be effective
against cancer. Several hours later, I was called to my heart examination
but the doctor could not find any cancer cell in my heart as he suspected.
The next day, the Chinese uncle brought the address of the agency that was
organizing the lecture he mentioned. He seemed a bit vague about its
price, though. That afternoon, Mother asked for permission to leave me at
the hospital so that she could go to the agency and obtain additional
information about the product. At home, my disease grew worse so I had to
go back to the hospital. The effort to save the money from buying the
Chinese medicine was reconsidered.
Finally, in December, Mother bought China No. 1 Tian
Xian liquid and No. 5 Tian Xian pills. I took the medicine for four months
before going to the hospital for another examination. The doctor said that
the tumors in my lung were no longer active and did not grow any bigger.
He warned, however, that this should also be proven in the X-rays. In June
2000, I had another X-ray and the doctor could not believe the result so
much so that he ordered a second one. He showed the negatives to a
professor who could not be sure whether the tumors in my body had been
totally eliminated. The doctor argued that my lung appeared clear from the
X-rays. When the analyst got the photographic plate, he could not believe
the report either and had to further consult Prof. Peads Klinik, who
agreed with my attending doctor. The result proved what the doctor said
was unbelievable and the professor described as very special. The good
news brought laughter to my family and I also hoped that it was true.
Up to now, I take Tian Xian liquid and Tian Xian
pills. I can go back to school with the help of a crutch, my weight has
risen to 43 kg and I have done a good job in my studies. Although I did
not go to school for almost a year, I still passed the UPSR exams. Here,
I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to China No. 1 Tian Xian liquid
and No. 5 Tian Xian pills which gave me confidence and happiness to live
May China No. 1 Tian Xian liquid and No. 5 Tian Xian
pills bring me a bright future forever!