What he/she says
I am Assainar, 59 years, hailing from Malappuram district Kerala. I am a retired government servant and was affected by DLBCL (One of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma), leading to difficulty in breathing and hearing. It was shocking news for me and my family. We and our family members searched a lot on internet about this condition and treatment. We were got apprehensive with lot of side effects about chemotherapy as written on internet. Anyway we made our self-ready to take the treatment and met Dr S.K.Gupta after routed by various close doctors. My 50% cancer symptoms were relieved after first meeting with Dr Gupta.
The way of treatment was different. He explained us about the depth of our knowledge about the disease, the treatment procedure and the gravity of the decease. After the explanation we felt that it is a completely curable disease and he could increase our confidence and morale. His attitude, face expression and dedication gave us full confidence to rely on the procedure of treatment.
Before starting the chemotherapy, lab tests are done to ensure the fitness. One week after chemo conditions are again reviewed by lab tests. As per the situation, medicines to improve blood count was given and the condition was monitored. On applying first chemo, I have some side effects like vomiting, constipation, fever and blood oozing through nose and had to get readmitted. But the doctor could bring it to normal within days. After three weeks next chemo is done and was repeated after every three weeks. Each time I was consistently monitored and treated accordingly. On completing the fourth chemo, at the time of admission for fifth one, a pet CT is taken and confirmed that the decease is getting recovered. Cycles of six chemo are completed and after six weeks two high dose Methotrexate cycles are given which also I initially thought not to take due to fear of side effects (liver, kidney damage) but again Dr Gupta s role can’t be ignored and he made us comfortable to go this treatment which I completed without any hurdle.
After our completion of whole treatment even though we were miles apart we felt the presence of doctor in critical situations as he was accessible through Whatsapp. Timely advice is received from him. Moreover the type of counseling and encouragement received was very much helpful to boost our confidence so as to continue the treatment. Thus we are very much grateful to the doctor and the hospital for the sincere service rendered to us.
It’s my and my family personal advice to consult Dr S.K.Gupta for any blood & bone marrow disorders to get benefit of early diagnosis and proper guidance which are lacking in this hectic life.
It will be my pleasure to help any needy family in counseling for such cancers –(Mobile-9744210710, 9400441076)
- Date 16 Oct 2017
- Doctor Name Dr. SK GUPTA
- Category Lymphoma