Wednesday, May 05, 2010

May 6 - looking back

This is my last day in Fuda.  I've been here 25 days.  When I arrived, I honestly did not know what to expect.  I was going to a place I've never been where they primarily speak a language I don't understand.  Then I was submitting myself to a treatment protcol I vaguely grasped.  Yes, there was a lot of faith involved.  Now, I believe that faith was well placed.
Overall, I liked their service.  Everyone really tries to make you comfortable especially the doctors and nurses.  They treat you like family.  If you're looking for something other than chemo and radiation, I highly recommend Fuda Hospital
I'm also grateful for the other patients I've met.  More stories of hope and survival. 
Marla - breast cancer - now undergoing local chemotherapy.  Trying different things with a big smile on her face.
Mecca - breast cancer - underwent mamectomy.  Now undergoing local chemo.   Such faith and determination on her face when she talks of surviving for her kids.
Tess - lung cancer - cryosurgery (plus other modalities) - brought here by her daughter, Rowie, who wants only the best for her mom.  Tess is restless to get back out there and live her life to the fullest.
Lolit - ovarian cancer - Despite 2 difficult years of systemic chemo, she still fights on.  She has her husband with her who supports her in every way.
Mabeth - tongue cancer - chemotherapy.  4th out of 6 cycles.  So grateful to have found Fuda for she would have otherwise lost her tongue long ago.
I pray and wish complete healing for all of them and all the patients.
Am I cured?  I don't know.  I have to wait for the PET scan result.  It's scheduled for May 29 in VA.  I'm sending results back to Fuda and the next step will be decided depending on the results of the scan.
What I do believe is that my spirit is strong and well.  It's just taking a while to physically manifest.  It will, eventually.

1 comment:

trevor said...

great news!