The Proverbial Death Sentence
In January 2017, a lump removed from my neck turned out to be malignant so I immediately started learning how to heal cancer naturally. How did I do it? What ‘trickery’ did I use to baffle the doctors?
Here is a more detailed account of my personal experience and how I cured my cancer through natural means.
I think I’m a sensitive guy; I cry at movies, I’m passionate, loving, caring, and so facing the doctor that day to get the results of the lab analysis on the offending lump, I suppose the doctor was expecting some dramatic response or breakdown as he told me the news of the ‘death sentence’, in medical terms “Carcinoma of Lymph Node“.
I was in fact totally calm, not in a numbed shock kind of way, but rather just accepting that if this was the way I’m meant to ‘pass on’, so be it. After all, my family history implied it was not a matter of if, but rather when, I was going to get cancer; I just figured it was my time.
He showed me the reports which contained the photos of the cells doing whatever it is they do. He was confident that he had removed most of the lump, but was concerned that since it appeared in the neck, this was considered a secondary site meaning that the primary site or cause was somewhere else in the body, that being the case, he explained that I should expect in all probability, the cancer to continue its growth and spread rapidly. He then went on to assure me that there are treatments available and have considerable success rate.
First of all, he said, to determine the site of the primary cancer, a PET-CT Scan was required, however this particular hospital did not have the facility and so it was agreed to refer me to another hospital. An appointment was made for the following week to consult with a second surgeon who would advise the way forward.
In the mean time, I decided to start researching natural treatments. I currently live in Malaysia and natural remedies for numerous minor ailments are common practice; but I had not really come across people who talked about treating cancer, I mean it’s not really a subject that readily comes to mind in casual conversation.
Surprisingly, the first couple of friends were quite positive and told me about teas, fruits, and herbs that some member of one family or another had used with some success. Research on the internet seemed to support their comments. I discovered the many health benefits of Malaysian tropical fruits and how they are believed to be able to treat and prevent certain non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure, problems with cholesterol, and of course, cancer. Generation to generation, the consumption of raw Malaysian herbs and wild vegetables has been used as medicines for cleansing, detoxification, general health, and vitality. The use of such fruits and herbs has been based on practical experience with limited medical research, and by eating them raw, the nutritional content is maintained.
I have a firm belief that my illness was from the Creator, the Supreme Being, or whatever name you want to use for ‘God’. I also firmly believe that the necessary medicines have been created and exist in nature; it is said that ‘there is no disease that alLah has created, except that He also has created its remedy’.
With this in mind, a firm belief, and a trust that the remedies are available naturally, I began drinking a thing called ‘teh rerama‘, or butterfly tea, so named because the shape of the leaves are similar to butterfly wings. I would add one bag to a flask of hot water and consume throughout the day.
Twice daily, I consumed a locally made product made from ‘belalai gajah‘, which literally translated means ‘elephant trunk’ but is commonly known as ‘snake grass’.
Another locally made product was taken daily for general health, vitality, and strengthening of the immune system. It is a juice made up of a mixture of herbs, herbal extracts, pomegranate juice, black seed, honey, dates, and a combination of ginger, ‘temu‘ (a kind of root), turmeric, fenugreek, cloves, cinnamon and pepper, among others.
I also consumed once a day, another combination of 14 herb extracts and spices; apparently formulated for men, this was to increase stamina, improve blood flow, and again strengthen the immune system, (it also improved male performance but that’s besides the point).
In addition, I would go to the local market and buy papaya and soursop. Soursop is well known for its curative properties and attacking cancer cells, but what many people don’t know is that the papaya seeds are also an effective ‘medicine’ for cancer.
Of course, I watched my diet, cut out sugar and starchy carbohydrates, ate more vegetables and mainly chicken breasts for meat. Being aware that the Mediterranean region has apparently lower levels of cancer than other Western countries, I also started to eat a mix of black and green olives every day.
Consultation with the Surgeon
It was time to consult the surgeon and organise the PET-CT Scan.
He was friendly enough, polite and professional.
He reviewed the previous reports and then started to talk about a thing called ‘radical neck dissection‘ and then treatment by radiotherapy.
I let him explain the procedures and what the possible side effects are and then he consulted his calendar to see when I could come in for the surgery.
Now I was shocked! Removal of the lymph system? Cutting jugular veins? Speech impediment? Loss of movement? I told him as far as I knew, I was there to arrange for a full body scan, not book myself in for another more aggressive surgery. Almost disappointed, he acknowledged that a scan would be appropriate first, and so we arranged a date.
I told him that whatever the results were, I would prefer natural means to heal rather than his conventional methods. He obviously had no comment and said he would see me on the day of the scan. The scan was straight forward enough but it would take 2-3 days to get the result. The suspense was killing me. When finally I got the call, I again went over to see the surgeon, and at this point I admit to being slightly nervous. Had my belief in nature’s cures been successful?
It was good news, the doctor just could not believe the result, but there was absolutely no sign of cancer anywhere in my body, the primary cancer that they were looking for was nowhere to be seen.
It was then that I told the surgeon about the daily regime that I had started and still continue to this day. He insisted I come initially for weekly follow-ups during the first month, then monthly, but really it was just wasting my time and his and I’ve actually stopped going for check-ups now.
Miraculous? Maybe, but as I said earlier, a firm belief, an acceptance that this was my destiny whatever the result, a trust in the Almighty and the provision of natural cures, all combined to effect a natural healing within my body.
One thing is for sure, we should never blindly trust the doctor’s advice; we need to educate ourselves about the alternatives, challenge doctors opinions, ask questions, and demand answers.
As for my anticipated ‘death sentence’, thankfully it’s postponed to another day.
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