When I first saw Arijanto，I can hardly believed he is a patient in stage 3 myeloma, since he looks talk, strong and rosy.
Arijanto told us his anti-cancer story sitting on the sofa. “My wife and I were running business in Jakarta, Indonesia. I had been in good health for the past decades, but last Sep. almost destroyed me. I was diagnosed with myeloma in a hospital of Surabaya. I felt so depressed and incredulously. Cancer was just a strange and horrible word to me, but it did happen on me.”
“Doctor didn’t give me any treatment plan then, but pain killer. Since not knowing any special hospital for treating cancer, we searched in the internet, where we found Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, China. My family and I believed this is the guidance of God, thus we fly for the hospital at September.”
“I lost 15 KGs of weight after being diagnosed with myeloma. I was too weak to walk alone. I still remember the first time when I arrived in Guangzhou at the airport, I have to lift into the wheelchair a few walks off the plane.”
“I have 1 minimally invasive interventional therapy and 2 natural therapy, the result of which turns out to be very good. The proportion of cancer cells in my bone marrow drop from 50% to 30%, and now to 10%. My weight also returns to 87 KGs, the normal level as before.”
“I was so worry of losing hair when the treatment is about to started. As I know, a lot of cancer patients loss their hair when they are having chemotherapy. But out of my expectation, my appetite become better and better instead of losing hair. Moreover, I felt no pain at all when doing interventional therapy.”
“My wife is always there encouraging me. Rather than being upset, I learn to face cancer and conquer it. I read Bible and go to church. To me, cancer is not an end, but another beginning of life. A positive mind is very important, which brings me so closer to God that I got so much help.”
I can feel Arijanto’s inner peace when chatting with him. It seems that he have forgotten the sufferings that cancer brings to him. He feels better than before, and the examination show better indication results, too. I am very happy to hear what he says: “my cancer cells in the bone marrow have dropped to 3% now, I am sure this disease is controllable.” Arijanto likes to stroll out around the hospital and take part in the hospital’s activities now and then, which make him relaxed a lot more.
As time goes by, Arijanto’s condition is returning much better and stable. Now he can turn back to live and work as before normal. What getting into his bone now is that cancer is not the end of life, but another beginning. Don’t give up treatments. We need to face cancer and overcome the difficulty, but not lose to it.
Choose to get closer to God, Arijanto’s understanding to cancer become more and more positive and philosophically. Together with his wisdom, he chose scientific treatment. He gets the fear of cancer out of him, insists on scientific treatment, sticks to reasonable diet, keeps positive mind and becomes a lot more leisurely on life due to his anti-cancer experience.
Group photo of Arijanto and his doctor