Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Survival Tips

In Feb 2010, I was diagnosed Epithelioid Sarcoma. Multiple tumors were found in my left hand, from fore arm up to the left clavicle and neck. At that time my left arm was double the size of my right arm.
Mar 2010, pic was taken 1 month after diagnosed sarcoma.

I flew to Melbourne the next month and seek for the consultation from Prof Peter Choong and his specialists team of sarcoma at Peter MacCallum Cancer Center. Prof Choong advised me to go for 18 chemo sessions hoping the tumor around my neck will be gone, then amputate my left hand up to the shoulder.

After completing all 18 chemo sessions, with the last review from Prof Choong, unfortunately, tumor near my neck still there and he insisted no point to amputate my arm, and asked me to continue chemo to control my cancer, but it will not be cured.

At that time, i knew i was not going to do anymore chemo due to my weak condition and many side effects happened on me. One of the serious side effects was having lung collapse and it happened twice even after the surgery and suction.
June 2010, lung collapse happened after 9 chemo sessions.

A tube was put into my right lung for suction.

Suction machine connects at the other end of the tube

Aug 2010, after completing 18 chemo sessions, i was hairless and weak.

Aug 2010, it's so sweet to have the nurses from Peter Mac celebrating the last chemo with me.

I took the risk to stop my chemo and consider the natural path to heal the cancer. I read books from Dr. Tom Wu who has been practicing the healthy diets to heal his 4th stage lung cancer since 30 years ago, and Dr. Andreas Moritz's book called 'Cancer Is Not A Disease' share many non-traditional healing method to cure cancer. I took their advises and now after a year without taking chemo, and i manage to survive and i feel great about it. Although i am not 100% cancer free, but i see my left arm is getting better and i feel i am healing, and it just needs time.

I strongly believe our body has the strongest immune system to fight any of the disease, we just have to feed our body with anything in order to build the army. Our body is a wonderful universal that we might under estimate its power. We must have faith and work on it!

The followings are the 'survival tips' of me after a year...

1) Smoothie Juice and Healthy Diets by Dr. Tom Wu
After reading the book and some website about how Dr. Tom Wu managed to cure his lung cancer by drinking smoothie juice. I am so blessed to have him reviewed my condition and provide me a list of diets recipe specially for Epithelioid Sarcoma patient. These are what Dr. Tom Wu suggests...

Smoothie juice daily.
The most important is to use Waring Blender to prepare 6 to 7 cups smoothie with the following raw ingredients:
  • 2 tomatoes,
  • 2 carrots,
  • 1 beet root,
  • 5 asparagus,
  • 1/2 cup of chopped purple cabbage,
  • 1/2 cup of seaweed,
  • 1/2 cup of chopped white turnip (alternate with eggplant),
  • 3 cilantro,
  • 3 parsley,
  • 5 to 10 slice ginger,
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder,
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder,
  • 5 basil leafs,
  • 5 peppermint leafs.
  • 1 tbsp flax seed (raw),
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds (raw),
  • 1/2 cup of goji berry,
  • 1/2 cup of blue berry or raspberry or black currant,
  • 2 kiwi,
  • 1/2 of cup sour sop(if available) or avocado (once every other day with seed) and you can change or add any other fruit you like for better taste.
All the smoothie ingredients put inside the blender.

Blender with juice.

My daily cup of smoothie juice.

Stop eating any meats and any meat soup which include chicken, beef, pork, lamb, duck.

Stop cow milk, cheese, pizza, butter, ice-cream, cake, cookie, yogurt, chocolate. (Any dairy products)

Stop all foods made of flour, bread, pasta, noodle, rice noodle.

Stop all kinds of tofu, soy milk and honey, sugar, syrup or any sweet fruits or sweet juices.

Stop all fried, deep fried, stir-fried, grilled, baked food.

No banana, pear, cantaloupe, honeydew, water melon, papaya, mango.

No peanut, peanut butter, cashew nut.

Should eat 100% raw vegetables:
  • sprouted beans (not bean sprouts),
  • sour fruits like kiwi,
  • sour dragon fruit,
  • lime,
  • lemon,
  • green apple,
  • sour tangerine,
  • sour sop,
  • sour berries.

For lunch and dinner with raw salads:
**Raw vegetables:
  • tomato,
  • carrot,
  • beet root,
  • celery,
  • asparagus,
  • purple cabbage,
  • spinach,
  • broccoli,
  • seaweed.

**Salad dressing:
  • chop finely cilantro,
  • peppermint leaf,
  • basil leaf,
  • parsley,
  • ginger,
  • turmeric or turmeric powder,
  • a little garlic,
  • 1/2tsp cumin powder,
  • lime and lemon juice,
  • olive oil,
  • avocado oil,
  • a little amino acid soy sauce.

**Seeds: fresh ground flaxseed meal and sesame meal, almond, walnut, pumpkin seeds.

**Fruits: dried gojiberry, blueberry, kiwi, avocado, old coconut meat etc..

**Each mouthful of salad to be chewed at least 40 times before swallowing.

2) Supplements
I have been taking Ambrotose product from Mannatech since the day i was diagnosed cancer. Specially taking almost double or triple dose of Ambrotose Powder then the usual people. My cousin surveyed the product and given me lots of testimony how cancer patients survive after consuming the product, she (Peng Chow) is more than happy to share about the Ambrotose product, just give her a buzz. Apart of it, i am taking cactus juice called Millennium (without honey) from E. Excel that claimed to boost our immune system.

3) Family & Friends Support
I am very blessed to have my family support specially my lovely wife who is constantly beside me and love me and taking care of me. Her positive mind influences me a lot. I also blessed to have my 2yrs old son around me, he gives me that 'force' to live and i should live for him. I cannot stress anymore how important that your loves one play the important role during the healing period.
June 2010, me and my wife at Melbourne during chemo treatment.

Sept 2010, came back from Melbourne, after 6 months separation with my son.

Me and my son, same bald head.

Nov 2010, Going for morning walk with family.

Aug 2011, at mall with family.

Dec 2010, me and Shawn Kelly (lead animator for Transformer 3).

May 2011, my buddy Phat Phuong (set dressing lead for Toy Story 3) visited me with her girl friend.

Sept 2011, taking autograph from Doug Chiang (design director for Star Wars Episode I & II)

4) Religion
Those days i am not so much to religion, but after i have the cancer, i started to read a lot about it, and slowly found peace and faith from the religion i believe in. I believe any of the religion you belong to should go for it and you will find faith to overcome the cancer.

5) Exercise
I was told by Dr. Tom Wu to at least take 20 mins walk daily with sunshine. I also practice Qi Gong and meditation every day. Cancer cells hate oxygen, with exercise our body will breath in lots of oxygen and that will form the environment that cancer cell hates to live in.

6) Chinese Herbs
I have been taking the herbs when i stopped taking chemo, we chinese believe that herbs are the best to support and boost our immune system, and release any toxic that found in our body.

7) Alkaline Water
Cancer patient body is acidic, that is one of the reason we have developed a cancer! Drinking alkaline water or ionized water helps to neutralize our body, that will cause the cancer cell hard to live in our body which is not acidic. Clinical study shows that alkaline water helps for anticancer.

8) A.I.E.T. Treatment
A.I.E.T. stands for Autologous Immune Enhancement Therapy. I was approached by doctor 2 months ago to try this treatment which is clinically practice in Japan over 20 years. Before taking the treatment, some of my tumors started to burst and bleed in yellow fluid. After taken 3 cycles of the treatment, one of the biggest tumor area on my forearm (size around 4cm x 2cm) slowly stopped bleeding and new tissues are growing and the wound is recovering now. Worth to mention few others smaller tumor that burst earlier also recovered. You may want to consult your doctor to seek for professional advise about this treatment.
June 2010, form arm sarcoma started to burst.

Mar 2011, wound getting serious and spread out.

May 2011, wound before A.I.E.T. treatment.

Sept 2011, after 4th cycles of A.I.E.T. treatment, wound is recovering.

9) Positive Mind

Last but not least, our body listen to our mind, we should always 'believe' we can make it. As the quote said... "If you think you can... you can!" Our body can heal by himself with the strong positive support from his owner.

Please do not hesitate to leave any notes or ask me questions or even share your way to cure cancer. I wish you all who have cancer get well soon. We must BELIEVE! God bless you!