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This is Praveen Kumar Jada working in TechMahindra as a Software Engineer. My wife (T. Suvarna) 33yrs old is suffering from Blood Cancer (AML) FLT3 +Ve-high risk from the past 1 ½ year on wards (November 2016). From last 4-5 months we are taking treatment from Dr. Gupta sir. I would like to share some points of my whole treatment journey from starting.
My wife detected Blood Cancer in November 2016. After that we have taken one Chemo. But she suffered a lot with all side effects like Vomiting, hair loss, pains etc…but no use . As Bone marrow test done after 1month showed 60% blast, and in blood also 1% blasts which mean cancer is not in control. Even though our treating doctor told to take one more chemo to control the cancer but because of fear of again similar /more side effects we stopped treatment and went for some Ayurvedic treatment which we took for 8-9 months. That also did not worked. Cancer cells increased to 96% in blood itself. She was suffering from Low platelets (less than 10k) , high fever, Gums swelling, mouth ulcer and also weight drastically decreased and totally entered to final state of her life. Everyone said, this is the final stage. We can not do anything just to make her happy in remaining life.
Initially Patent does not have confidence on treatment and my wife has psychological issues so decided that AML will not give any chance to live even for few days also. In Finally, one of my family doctor heard that Dr. Gupta has joined in American oncology institution who has trained in AIIMS New Delhi for long period of his medical carrier and referred to Dr. Gupta Sir.
We met with Gupta Sir, my first meeting experience with Gupta sir. He silently listened our concerns,fear and why we left allopathic treatment excreta. He gave almost 1hr of his busy OPD time.
Sir spoke to my wife and observed that she doesn’t have confidence levels. Sir has given very good counseling to my wife and with that one counseling my wife completely got confidence on treatment and especially on Dr. Gupta sir. He gave an live example of a young school teacher who went on ventilator during AML therapy and was in ICU for 2weeks but came out successfully .Her cancer is in control now from almost 4.5yrs . Rejoined her school teacher job within few months of her AML treatment completion. She delivered a 3.5kg healthy baby few months back .
Sir has given psychological support a lot. She got more confidence levels on treatment as well her life. She agreed to take treatment. Gupta sir has taken this case as challenge( To minimize fear of side effects and to control cancer as well )and started treatment.
She received Chemo therapy( wef -16.12.2017 ) Here I wanted to share my feelings. I was completely surprised. My wife doesn’t have even single vomiting episodes and we are very happy with sir treatment. Only major problem was platelet -refractoriness which means platelet count were less than 10k,even after transfusion of platelets. Sir suggested to arrange 8 to 9 donors for platelets,WBCs for treatment. I was also suffered a lot to arrange all the donors. Requested to my friends, colleagues and relatives etc…finally we got some donors.
Then My wife has more confidence on Sir treatment and she supported a lot to Gupta sir. Sir spoke to me and he encouraged my family and her family also. Sir said we should fight with that problem. Sir encouraged like we are fighting with terrorist. We should win and we are @ mid of battle field. Her bone marrow examination after 1month of treatment showed cancer is in control (less than 5% blasts).FLT3 also became negative. We were happy that cancer is in control but Gupta sir explained regarding high possibility of cancer recurrence without help of donor army (that is BMT/HSCT).Fortunately suvarna got full HLA match with her elder sister and our next journey started on 26.02.2018.
We gathered and sir has explained regarding stem cell collection process & transplant process,its risk,benefit excreta to whole family members. Sir explained everything point to point.
During BMT-process she was in BMT – Unit for around 22days .Walking,watching TV,eating all were like normal. There was no operation /surgery. Usually there is weight reduction during BMT procedure but contrary to this she gained 3-4kg in this 1month process. Her diet also increased. There was no requirement of any blood products during whole 1month of BMT procedure,though donors were kept ready.
I know this cancer journey is long,initial 2yrs are crucial where chances of cancer recurrences are more. But my life at least now is good .Came out of mouth of death. and all the things like Platelets and wbc and blood are normal. Thanks a lot sir. Gupta Sir will understand the patent and family mindset and accordingly will give treatment.
During the whole treatment journey I would like to advise to public please donate platelets, WBC and blood. It will save so many life’s. We are unable to come forward because of lack of knowledge on donating of platelets, WBC and blood. We should get knowledge on all these things and we will come forward. Our one step will save so many life’s who ever is suffering from Cancer. Please come forward and try to get awareness in public and save life’s and more on awareness of various oncology branches. I and my family observed in this whole 1.6yrs that its not just giving /taking chemotherapy,transfusion of blood products are only requirement to treat cancer. A personal attention,care,counseling and a listening heart is even more important,which we have seen in Dr. Gupta sir team. Finally I would like to say thanks to Gupta sir & whole dedication team for the whole treatment. Thanks a lot sir.
- Date 09 Apr 2018
- Doctor Name Dr. SK GUPTA
- Category Liquid Organ Cancer Disorders, Liquid Organ Non-Cancer Disorders