My Cancer Story: My Journey Back into Health & Wellness
I need to get personal here because stories are what bring people together and what creates community, and you soon find out that you’re not alone. What a miracle that my mother beat nasopharyngeal cancer in 2008. I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, where my father brought my mother from Singapore and left us the minute I was born. I only ever heard my mother’s side of the story and then I created my own story and it was that my father never loved me and that’s why he left and my life was never easy. It seemed from the physical abuse that I got from my mother she wasn’t very happy with me and I definitely took on my father’s looks. I couldn’t imagine how difficult it was being an Asian woman in the late 70s with no proper English, no friends/family, no education; completely alone and jaded and with a baby to raise on her own, a single mom and I was an only child. We grew up extremely poor and my mother slaved away at her assembly-line job making minimum wage just to put me in daycare and to keep a roof over our head. I was lucky to have anything for food and because we were so poor, ‘fillers’ such as noodles and rice and canned foods were all that I remember eating. I remember being in many different foster homes due to the numerous illnesses that my mother had as she was in and out of hospital.
To this day, I still don’t remember my mother any other way except that she always worried, she was extremely abusive to me, she was a loner and never trusted anyone, not event me – I could count on one hand how many friends of hers I met only once. The physical abuse ended when I grew bigger than her, then the mental and emotional abuse grew more fierce and I became a teenage suicidal mess, obviously never successful at any of the attempts. One day I woke up, I knew that was not the life I was meant to live, I knew that there was so much more for me and that I was born for greatness and a massive purpose.
As I grew older and wiser, I took it upon myself to get counselling, take personal development courses; I created a huge collection of incredible books that helped me flourish and I surrounded myself with positive people that supported me. Because I knew I never wanted to turn out like my mother, I did everything the complete opposite of what she did: I had a healthy diet, I had a positive outlook, I exercised, I rarely worried, I skilled up and put myself through school, I trusted people and yet my mother was still my mother and although it was always draining to be around her I still spent as much time as I could with her and went back for more even when I left I was usually in tears. But she was my mother.
Finally, her entire life of negativity, worry, grief, and poor diet caught up to her and she fell ill with nasopharyngeal cancer at age 58. I remember getting that phone call (I worked for the Calgary Health Region at the time) and it seemed so surreal, hearing that her cancer was right in her nasal area and so close to her brain was like a nightmare. I suppose I was just like many others who never thought it could happen to them or anyone they knew. I was so sick to my stomach and I left work immediately and eventually got let go because I took too much time off taking my mother to her radiation appointments.
Everyone know’s her as a little firecracker!
Let me rewind a few years back from that; my mother declined the life/disability insurance, and critical illness policy that I wanted to put on her. She said she didn’t need it, I said I would pay the premiums, she refused to take the health exam (please for your families sake, get a term policy on everyone. The risk of cancer or terminal illnesses is on the rise). And so it goes, cancer happened to my mother and she lost her job from missing so much work and being so sick from the radiation, losing any healthy cells she had, and I had to pick up the pieces. Her cancer treatments were difficult for me to take her to as she became even more bitter and negative and although I was the only one there for her, I still could not gain respect from her. At this time my son was 12 so it all came down to me. After watching her wilt away from her radiation treatments, because it was so concentrated in her face, my mother had lost all taste and the only thing in her life, besides my son, that brought her joy was food and that was taken away from her. For being such a petite woman, we used to laugh at her belly and chubby cheeks from her love for food – and that is definitely where I got my appetite from.
And then my mother beat cancer – phew, what a relief. Yet, after all of that, she never really appreciated life the way that most do after nearly dying from it. So she went back to her negative and worrying self. Years later, complications with her hearing from the radiation developed, her weight was never the same and because she couldn’t taste anything she had no desire to eat and she would never listen to me or allow me to help her with her diet. She only listened to whatever her doctor would prescribe – more pharmaceuticals. Although the emotional abuse continued, I was still there to take her out and spend time with her, because I know that life is much too short and no matter how someone is to you, all that matters is how you are to them. With my mother being so fragile and weak, just this past year, she fell ill with pneumonia and was hospitalized, again. It felt so different this time, I honestly didn’t think she would make it, I cried and prayed harder than I ever did, every moment of the day. When I went to visit her at the hospital she looked like a corpse, she was skin and bones and was only 30kgs when she was released after a week. But the doctors and nurses said she was fine. Really? What a crock. Health care is sick care. However, she survived, another sigh of relief again but she continues to suffer.
Everything that I’ve done in my career has been in direct correlation to what my mother didn’t do. I had a career as a financial advisor; I had such fulfillment educating people on the importance of critical illness, disability, life insurance, and investments. I never wanted anyone to experience what my mother, and I, went through. During my mother’s time in the hospital, a dear friend of mine from San Diego, saw my posts regarding my mother’s health, and referred me to a holistic doctor from Malaysia, where my roots are from (Singapore/Malaysia). I did some research on the holistic doctor and his company and after seeing his credentials and accolades, I got on the phone with him immediately and we instantly connected. After I gave him my mother’s history, he knew exactly why my mother developed what she did, he then told me exactly what to do for my mother and even shipped me some holistic medicine for her – I was floored, I was a stranger, he was 14 hours ahead, and this doctor wanted to help us.
She’s a fighter! We are so blessed for the Angels around us!
I didn’t think my mom would accept the remedy and advice, but something hit her and I think and can only assume that realization set in that I was her only family she had, the only one that would ever be there for her; so, to my total surprise yet complete happiness, she was open to taking what the Malaysian doctor sent us and even allowed me to go grocery shopping for her with the list he had given me. After taking iGalen’s nutraceuticals that he sent she was starting to feel better, she gained weight and her spirits were up and so were mine. Another sigh of relief.
iGalen saved me this holiday season, after 3 turkey dinners, I actually lost weight and I am not worried about the rest of the holidays because I know I won’t be ‘rolling’ into the new year, that’s for sure. I’d rather be healthy on a cellular level than ‘look’ fit because no matter how much weight you lose, the silent killer works on a cellular level and my focus is now on this. Ever since I’ve been on Emulin+ not only have I had more energy, better clarity, better sleep, I fit into a dress I wore 15 years ago in Chicago! Yes, I am one of those people that kept a dress for that long in hopes I would fit into it one day, and I’m so happy I did.
I love my mom to bits and although I didn’t have the best upbringing, I wouldn’t be who I am today and the opportunities that have presented themselves would have never shown up. Through this entire experience, I’ve learned that inflammation is the silent killer and the number one cause of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and now diabetes, which even pregnant women and young children are developing.
Refined carbs, sugar, stress, alcohol are huge in causing inflammation and it’s killing people daily. Since last August I know of 6 people that have literally dropped dead and about a dozen that have all developed a disease of some sort. Disease doesn’t just happen, so after extensive research and a few more conversations with Dr. Rajen in Malaysia, I knew that I had to do something about this global epidemic, the carb crisis, which my mother is a part of. As I look back that is all my mother ever ate, as I mentioned that we were very underprivileged, and even worse after her cancer because she couldn’t taste anything so she filled her belly up with bread and rice to feel full.
And because of the economy in Alberta, you can look in the food bank boxes at grocery stores, they are full of ‘fillers’, and when times are tough and people can’t afford to eat healthy, they fill up with carbs and what people don’t know is that it is literally killing people. I knew I had to get Emulin+ to Alberta, to Canada and to the rest of the world. And more than ever since Albertans are stressed out, they are eating like crap because they can’t afford to eat from being laid off from their jobs, alcohol sales are up, high-end restaurants are slow, while pubs are still keeping busy with greasy foods and fillers. I won’t even go into the United States, they have been in a super size carb crisis for so long now and not to mention the two superstars they have to choose from at election time, you can bet they are stressed out!
So with all that being said, I’ve put my life and securities license on the back burner and am now on a new mission to raise Alberta’s economy by raising awareness on the dangers of inflammation and have a product that is affordable for everyone that is VEGAN, natural, patented and safe for diabetics, pregnant women, breastfeeding moms and children and truly focuses on minimizing and managing inflammation. This product has been sent from the heavens above and I asked Malaysia if I could bring this product to Canada and they agreed! So for the last couple of months, the iGalen team and I have been working around the clock on a compensation plan that made by distributors for distributors, slaving over the back office and materials so that people can have a successful business, really a high-level and world-class operation. And because of serendipity, this international company is launching in CANADA first (that means more building and distribution power for us Canadians into the U.S.!), and because I live in the province that needs this product and opportunity the most, ALBERTA, it’s been going viral!
If you read this far, thank you. I know this was long winded and there is so much more to this story that I left out but I needed you to know that this means so much to me and that my purpose is clear. Please stay tuned for my upcoming interviews with the NOBEL PRIZE NOMINEE scientists behind this product and more from the holistic doctor! The wait list is growing so if you want on please send me a direct message. Below are some videos and as the country’s leader this is truly, truly a rare ground floor opportunity that I am presenting to you and any smart business person knows that timing is everything and since Time Magazine has been talking about inflammation being the silent killer since 2004 I am proud to say that we are finally doing something about it with this new found supplement! I hope you can join me in spreading this message.