My sinchew.com November 10 2011
Former cancer fighter shares his experience
Translated by Soong Phui Jee
Sin Chew Daily
Zhu Yi Ting was lost after he was diagnosed with nasal cancer 11 years ago. He did not know who to believe as everyone was trying to give him advice on what to eat and what to avoid. At that time, he was eager to know the correct approach to fight cancer.
After completed a course of electrotherapy, the cancer cells were killed but the shadow lingered. Zhu was afraid to stay at home and wandered, he thus loafed about the village and blindly tried whatever said to be good for health
Zhu, who has now regained health, would like to provide advice to those who have just been diagnosed with cancer.
"Cancer patients would usually go through four stages, namely the stage of denial, fear, balancing and recovery. They would initially denied and avoid the fact that they have cancer, followed by fear along the process of treatment and if they could not overcome the fear, they would not be able to recover fast," Zhu said.
A lorry driver without bad habits
Zhu was a lorry driver before he was diagnosed with cancer. He lived an orderly life without any bad habits.
In fact, there were some early symptoms but he did not notice them. His left eyelid started to twitch everyday and he felt pain in his nose and mouth every few days five years before he was diagnosed with cancer.
He loved to whistle when driving and one day, he failed to do so and had tinnitus. He also found his neck swollen.
He had consulted many doctors in 10 months and none of them could diagnose what disease he was suffering, until a specialist told him that he was suffered from nasal cancer. He almost cried when the bad news hit him.
Always think negative after radiotherapy
His second daughter living in Singapore rushed home immediately and brought him to Singapore for treatment.
When he was receiving a treatment in Singapore, his teeth were extracted because radiotherapy would lead to gum shrinkage and the risk of incessant bleeding.
A week after he was admitted, he was told that he was at the second stage of nasal cancer and only required to go through a course of electrotherapy, with 85% chance of recovery.
Learn Guo Lin Qigong to find calmness
After finishing a course of electrotherapy three months later, he returned to his home in Malaysia. However, he was filled with worries and negative thought, including whether the cancer would recur, the process of fighting it was really suffering and whether he had become a burden to his family.
Eventually, he found calmness after he started to practise Guolin Qigong.
Zhu woke up at 4 o'clock every morning to practise qigong and he practised four hours daily.
It required confidence, determination, perseverance and sense of balance to learn qigong. Along the process of learning, he also improved in the four aspects.
He also found confidence of recovery through encouragement from other cancer sufferers.
They also shared diet information of which they should eat steamed food and avoid fried food.
He was told later that emotional changes would lead one's body to lose balance and generate a wrong message, resulting in abnormal changes in cells and disease progression.
Psychological recovery played an important role in the overall treatment process and he was glad that he had joined the Guolin Qigong cancer fighter group that helped him find calmness.
Zhu Yi Ting recalls the period of fighting cancer with mixed feelings. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily
Zhu (right) meets other cancer fighters in qigong classes. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily
Zhu is glad that he has joined the Guo Lin Qigong cancer fighter group that helps him find calmness. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily
Zhu shares his experience of fighting cancer with other qigong learners. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily
Zhu visited China with his siblings in 2009. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily
Zhu encourages other cancer patients. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily