Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Penang For A Purpose

phewwww... I am so exhausted and tired now... it is 9.49pm and I just reached Ipoh an hour ago.
My kids and I were in Penang yesterday, we were there for a purpose, besides holidaying...

For some medical reasons, we were there in the hospital for nearly the whole morning...

Penangnites sure know what this hospital is, right? Yes, solely for cancer patients... I was there for two days, no, I am not stricken with cancer... but while I was there, it made me realise how precious life is. Patients are struggling to stay alive and it saddens me when I heard of people taking their own lives while they are still healthy and normal.

It is not a surprise or shock anymore to see so many cancer patients nowadays. What is still unclear is why.... what is the reason behind these days? Why are more and more people prone to having cancer? Is it the food that we consume or is it the environment that we are living in? Stress? Hereditary? Having cancer is the most dreaded disease....

31 comments:

  1. I think I know why you are there. I hope he is strong and family support is very important. I'm sure your presence made a difference !

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  2. I spent two weeks (on and off)in the hospital when my mom was hospitalised for cancer (surgery and post chemo) last year. I could see beds were full most of the time with mostly cancer patients, some struggling to stay alive. *sighs*

    My mom looks all healthy now, just underwent a CT scan and the result came back clear but cancer is an unpredictable disease as we all know. Keeping our fingers crossed.

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  3. Life is precious... treasure it and make the most of it while we still can...

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  4. Keep praying. Wishing the patient strength and recovery. My closely related family member in US is not spared of this disease either.

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  5. My mom passed away when I was 17, she was a breast cancer victim. I know how painful, tough and torture one suffered from this life threatening desease.

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  6. I don't know, Claire... which one is more worst... cancer itself or the treatments. The treatments are equally poisonous and killing as cancer. I pray everyday that myself, and everyone that I know won't have the big C.

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  7. It's the air, the stuffs we ate, the radiation we exposed to, the stresses of life - lack of sleep, work long hours and etc. The healthy cells gave way to the 'siao' cells....

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  8. elaine: hope he gets stronger soon..


    inspiredmum: good to hear that!! love to hear recovery news.. it is rare...


    kathy: thanks!


    Denesa: yes, each day without fail must pray...


    sheoh yan: sorry to hear that.. :(


    cleff: yes, the treatments are terrible..


    chris: ok now i go sleep..

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  9. Yes, this post is one I can really sympathise with! My mom got lung cancer and bladder cancer both! And my husband had prostate cancer and skin cancer. They know that certain kinds of food increases our risk for certain types of cancer. For instance, dairy products raise the risk for prostate cancer. The main cause still seems to be a mystery. But what were you doing in the hospital for two days? A sick friend?

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  10. we sure need to appreciate life hor?? life is too short sometimes..

    jen

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  11. Clair: I'm a Prostate Cancer survivor, my uncle died form it at 52. I think a big part of more people with Cancer is that the doctors know much more and are able to treat it.

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  12. Just letting you know that I am keeping your entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. Ya, I dread it... A few in my family had that including my FIL. I pray everyday that I would just drop dead or go to sleep and never wake up - spare me from the disease...and if I should get it, let me die soonest - God is merciful.

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  14. I know how this disease impact our life. I lost a younger sister to it. Majority people tend to take things for granted, but being close to cancer patients makes me realise that life is beautiful and valuable.

    I'm so weak compare to them. They are very determine, and real strong to battle the disease.

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  15. Came across many cases of friends and relatives stricken with cancers....the no 1 killer illness! so sad!

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  16. ginny: sorry to hear about that.. yes, certain food can trigger and make the cancerous cells activate more..


    jen: yes, agree with u completely. treasure our life..


    tom: thank God you have recovered! another cancer survivor..


    cheryL: you are very sweet, thank you so much..


    stp: yes, dropping dead in a minute or two is considered good death but let it be when we r older, can? not as young as my husband..


    yvonne: when i saw those patients in the hospital, all were looking so sad and forlorn.. it is like.. u know, they wish they dont have to go thru this.. and they do anything to be healthy again..


    pete: nowadays it is so common.. is it the food we consume?

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  17. beats me too. I am quite surprised myself. :( I wonder why.

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  18. Hope the PERSON that you are visiting will have speedy recovery.
    Think of the word CANCER...so scary!!

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  19. Mental strength and prayer very important 4 recovery.

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  20. Is ur brother going thru Chemo now?
    I strongly suggest Ling Zhi. It can be taken together with his doctor prescrvtion. This is my personal believe. If I m struck with Cancer one day, I will take MonaVie, Ling Zhi and whatever the doc's medication.

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  21. tekkaus: maybe late nights.. food.. stress..



    mery: the treatment is scary!



    nightwing: yes, very true..



    rachel: yes, someone mentioned lingzhi too .. anti toxic it seems..

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  22. Scary nowadays, lots of ppl are stricken with cancers. Don't know why...

    Speedy recovery to your friend.

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  23. Hope everything is going fine,Claire. Take good care.

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  24. You know to me, cancer is " good cells gone crazy" so why do good cells go crazy then, i really don't know. Let us claim the promise of God that we are free from all sicknesses...

    take care now, and i know why you were there in Mount Miriam,,,,,,,god bless ya

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  25. ling: thanks!!


    eugene: Yes what u said is true..

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  26. I've been there with my mom too! But it has been long long time ago! Hope all the patients there fighting strong!

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  27. life is indeed precious...
    be strong and be happy! cherish everything we have now. :)

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  28. it's everything.. the food... the air...the water?? sigh.... not like those days... I heard about some paint wall can cause cancer too.. oh dear.. I think must stay in the jungle.. -_-

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  29. I appreciate the effort and pray for the quick recovery of the patient. Thanks for the information. Bye.

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