Welcome to my health blog!

Please Donate to help me heal. Illnesses have completely changed my life. I will share with you my experiences and what I've realized, it will probably make you think about what to do with your life, especially your health. I want to live a meaningful life and have found my calling. I am making efforts to help you and everyone stay healthy. When you have health, you can do what you want with full potential. The key to happiness is to give and help others in hardships. Love yourself more each day and please continue to give. What do you do every day to prevent illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and many others? Please don't let it be too late.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Translation - dịch tiếng Việt

Dear readers,
I plan to translate most of this blog into Vietnamese so that Vietnamese people can also read it.  I will continue to write in English.
If you know both English and Vietnamese, please help me translate the words of Dr. Richard Teo in the videos posted earlier. I am very ill. I cannot translate them now. If you can help translate them, please inform me. Thank you. I want to help people with their health and live a better life.

Tôi định dịch hầu hết những gì tôi đã viết trên blog này ra tiếng Việt cho người Việt đọc để giúp họ về vấn đề sức khỏe và có cuộc sống tốt hơn nhưng bây giờ, tôi đang bị bệnh nặng nên chưa làm được. Tôi sẽ tiếp tục viết bằng tiếng Anh. Quý vị nhìn qua bên tay phải của blog này sẽ thấy chữ "Translate - dịch tiếng Việt," kéo drop-down menu xuống rồi bấm con chuột lên chữ "Vietnamese" để đọc tiếng Việt. Tuy Google dịch không chính xác nhưng chỉ còn cách này. Quý vị thông cảm nhé. Cảm ơn.

Beetroot, Salad and Organic Dressing

I just ate salad and beetroot.  The purple colored my lips and made me look like a clown. :) I want to eat beetroot more often. I poured 2 teaspoons of organic salad dressing on the salad and mixed it. I often decorated my food with different colors and made it look artistic. Art is my heart and soul. Food can be artistic, too. The different colors of the food made me want to eat. Yummy. I am very sick and already very sad inside so I do not have appetite to eat. The red tomatoes made me want to pick them up and eat them one by one.
I did not choose this bottle of organic salad dressing. However, I preferred organic salad dressing to the regular ones. The taste was OK. I will list the ingredients of the organic salad dressing below.
The front of the bottle says: 
USDA Organic
Herbes de Provence Vinaigrette
dressing made with 100% extra virgin olive oil
8fl oz (236 ml)
vegan, 0g sugar

Ingredients listed on the back of the bottle:
water, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic apple cider vinegar, salt, xanthan gum, organic spices, organic black pepper, organic garlic, organic rosemary, organic oregano, organic savory, organic lavender, organic bay leaves, organic sage, organic marjoram, organic spice extract.

serving size:  2 Tbsp (30ml)
Calories 100

Trans Fat 0g
Cholest. 0mg

When I finish this bottle of organic salad dressing, I may try a different one. Which organic salad dressing do you use? How does it taste like? Where did you get it from? 

I would like to try collard greens next time. Where do you get organic collard greens? Please share.  Thank you.  

I also ate cooked broccoli. I would like to eat broccoli more often every week. If my neck nodules ever disappear, I would eat more broccoli. For now, I only eat some broccoli once in a while.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Meaningful Deeds

I just had a meaningful conversation with a lot of spirit with a person who helped poor people. There are 15 helpful people in the group. I expressed my appreciation for their help. I am in a good mood. I have not felt like this for days. I love doing charity work or anything meaningful for the people. This is not a long post, just a quick note. Thank you.

I may or may not edit this post later.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Green Tea, Ginger, Pain Reliever Acetaminophen (edited)

Yesterday, I wanted to get online and post a Thanksgiving card on this blog but could not.  I have been in tremendous pain for the whole day. Cries. I cannot even sit. It is that time of the month again, many days once a month. You know what I am referring to, right? I have back pain. I feel pain in different places. Oh pain! I do not want pain. I am very ill so when this time of the month comes, it is even more painful. I took two Acetaminophen 500mg each pill from Rite Aide at once because I could not bear the pain any longer. I then ran across an article that said Acetaminophen is toxic. If I had a choice, I would not take the medicine but just drank green tea or ginger instead for my overall health.  
When you're in pain, what do you take? How long does it take for the pain to go away after you take it? Where was the pain located? Please share it in the "Post a Comment" box below to help others. Thank you.

I try to drink green tea almost every day to help treat my eyes, heart, reduce inflammation in arthritis, prevent cancer, and improve memory. I used to have joint pain, especially in winter. One time, my arms had so much pain that I could not tolerate. The joint pain condition improved because I wore gloves, long sleeves, and typed less. After I had thyroid problems, I also forgot things frequently. I lost important items because I forgot where I put them. I could not retrieve information as before. For instance, by the time a speaker finished a sentence, I probably forgot the beginning. I notice that after drinking green tea for a period of time, I feel awake and my mind has gained back its sharpness to some degree. However, I still don't remember some things because of too much pain and stress from being ill. You can  read Dr. Axe's article "The #1 Beverage for Anti-Aging" at this link www.draxe.com/the-1-beverage-for-anti-aging to understand more about these and other health benefits of green tea.

Thanksgiving dinner this year

How was your Thanksgiving? I hoped that you had a great Thanksgiving with your family.
Usually, when Thanksgiving came, I sent a card to everyone. In the recent past, I called everyone to thank them for their kindness. Some friends have helped me when I needed the most and I expressed my deep appreciation. I will always keep your kindness in my heart.  

Thank you for making a positive difference in my life.
Yesterday, more like a little passed midnight, I could eventually get up and had home-cooked turkey for the first time ever for Thanksgiving. Wow! It is wonderful to feel loved. Thank you for preparing a Thanksgiving dinner that I've wanted for a long time. The food was delicious. If I get to eat turkey again, I would like to spread fish sauce with ginger on the turkey. I think I will let you know my feelings about eating meat in another post later. I also drank green tea to reduce the pain. Usually, I would drink tea earlier in the day, not at night but I could not get up earlier to drink it. I was eating nuts with my eyes closed due to severe eye pain and was concerned that I would bite on a hard surface and chip or crack my teeth. Even though I was careful while eating, it happened to my front tooth (ouch!) last time when I was eating shrimp chips or Krupuk - cute name. There might be some filling in that tooth but it could also be a crack. I would not eat Krupuk again to prevent it from damaging my teeth. Krupuk was coupled ;) with that other recipe and I had not find another healthy alternative. That was partly why I ate it, but I knew that I should not eat it in the first place.  
Not only was I eating healing food on Thanksgiving this year, the atmosphere and feelings of love and warmth were also comforting.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Smoking Risk and Lung Cancer - deceased Dr. Richard Teo

After watching the video in the post below this one, I thought about what might be the cause of Dr. Richard Teo's lung cancer. I wondered if Dr. Richard Teo smoked but the transcript of his talk did not mention anything about him smoking and if I could talk with his family members, then I would be able to know the cause of his lung cancer. I then thought that he was a doctor so he would know how to take better care of himself and wondered how he took care of himself when he was still alive.  Doctors are also human who decided to study health and practice medicine. They could have habits that would lead to diseases. I couldn't ask Dr. Richard Teo if he smoked because he passed away already and my eyes were very painful so I couldn't do research to find the answer. I believed I clicked on a related video and watched/listened to the Christian version of the Testimony of Dr. Richard Teo video at this link http://youtu.be/rLFzJntPDCs .

In this video, Dr. Richard Teo said he smoked but more like a social smoker. He also smoked when his friends invited him cigarettes. His friends also smoked so Dr. Richard Teo was surrounded by smoking environment and inhaled cigarette smoke. That was also harmful to his lung. Although he was not a heavy smoker, he still had the last stage of lung cancer. Perhaps, it was too late when Dr. Richard Teo found out that he had lung cancer.  Usually, when people had pain and other symptoms that made them go to see a doctor, it was the latter stage of an illness. In the videos that I posted, Dr. Richard Teo mentioned that he smoked but did not draw a link between his habit and lung cancer. That is partly why I'm making this link to help you understand that our habits/lifestyles can lead to diseases including cancers. Although Dr. Richard Teo is not an oncologist, he is a doctor so he must know well that smoking is one of the risk factors for lung cancer. We can reduce risks to prevent lung cancer.
Often times, friends invite other friends to smoke. Friends' actions influence our life in positive or negative ways. You've seen harmful effects of smoking from Dr. Richard Teo's story. I've never smoked even once in my life. I'm thankful that no one has invited me to smoke but even if someone did, I wouldn't smoke because I love myself and also care about others. I would possibly reply, "No, thank you. I don't smoke because of my health."  Please love yourself more. Please help save your life and your loved ones' lives by not smoking. Your loved ones may inhale cigarette smoke which is also harmful, think about breast cancer. 
Do you know someone who smokes? I want to make positive changes in other people's lives. I've asked others not to smoke or quit smoking. I've actively helped them quit smoking for their health and others'. In Viet Nam, a lot of men smoke. Imagine an atmosphere full of cigarette smoke. I have a plan to help them quit smoking and reverse the effects of lung damages. Right now, I'm too ill to carry out all the details of the plan. However, if you want to show your support, please let me know. You may help carry out my plan. I let readers know my visions and desires to help others and you can participate in carrying out my visions. Thank you. For now, that is how I contribute to the world, to American society, and to my homeland while I am too sick to do it myself. I still have the brain to think (lol) and leadership skills. Thank you.   

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Dr. Richard Teo - Thoughts of Life, Wealth, Success & Happiness, video

I would like to share this with you, taken from Vietnamese singer Bao Han facebook page.  As you read, what thoughts came to mind?  Please share them in the "Post A Comment" box below this entry.  Thanks. 

Dr. Richard Teo - Thoughts of Life, Wealth, Success & Happiness, video

In Memory of Dr. Richard Teo (1972 - 2012)

Below is the transcript of the talk of Dr. Richard Teo, who is a 40-year-old millionaire and cosmetic surgeon with a stage-4 lung cancer but selflessly came to share with the D1 class his life experience on 19-Jan-2012. He has just passed away few days ago on 18 October 2012.

Hi good morning to all of you. My voice is a bit hoarse, so please bear with me. I thought I'll just introduce myself. My name is Richard, I'm a medical doctor. And I thought I'll just share some thoughts of my life. It's my pleasure to be invited by prof. Hopefully, it can get you thinking about how... as you pursue this.. embarking on your training to become dental surgeons, to think about other things as well.

Since young, I am a typical product of today's society. Relatively successful product that society requires.. From young, I came from a below average family. I was told by the media... and people around me that happiness is about success. And that success is about being wealthy. With this mind-set, I've always be extremely competitive, since I was young.

Not only do I need to go to the top school, I need to have success in all fields. Uniform groups, track, everything. I needed to get trophies, needed to be successful, I needed to have colours award, national colours award, everything. So I was highly competitive since young. I went on to medical school, graduated as a doctor. Some of you may know that within the medical faculty, ophthalmology is one of the most highly sought after specialities. So I went after that as well. I was given a traineeship in ophthalmology, I was also given a research scholarship by NUS to develop lasers to treat the eye.

So in the process, I was given 2 patents, one for the medical devices, and another for the lasers. And you know what, all this academic achievements did not bring me any wealth. So once I completed my bond with MOH, I decided that this is taking too long, the training in eye surgery is just taking too long. And there's lots of money to be made in the private sector. If you're aware, in the last few years, there is this rise in aesthetic medicine. Tons of money to be made there. So I decided, well, enough of staying in institution, it's time to leave. So I quit my training halfway and I went on to set up my aesthetic clinic... in town, together with a day surgery centre.

You know the irony is that people do not make heroes out average GP (general practitioner), family physicians. They don't. They make heroes out of people who are rich and famous. People who are not happy to pay $20 to see a GP, the same person have no qualms paying ten thousand dollars for a liposuction, 15 thousand dollars for a breast augmentation, and so on and so forth. So it's a no brainer isn't? Why do you want to be a gp? Become an aesthetic physician. So instead of healing the sick and ill, I decided that I'll become a glorified beautician. So, business was good, very good. It started off with waiting of one week, then became 3weeks, then one month, then 2 months, then 3 months. I was overwhelmed; there were just too many patients. Vanities are fantastic business. I employed one doctor, the second doctor, the 3rd doctor, the 4th doctor. And within the 1st year, we're already raking in millions. Just the 1st year. But never is enough because I was so obsessed with it. I started to expand into Indonesia to get all the rich Indonesian tai-tais who wouldn't blink an eye to have a procedure done. So life was really good.

So what do I do with the spare cash. How do I spend my weekends? Typically, I'll have car club gatherings. I take out my track car, with spare cash I got myself a track car. We have car club gatherings. We'll go up to Sepang in Malaysia. We'll go for car racing. And it was my life. With other spare cash, what do i do? I get myself a Ferrari. At that time, the 458 wasn't out, it's just a spider convertible, 430. This is a friend of mine, a schoolmate who is a forex trader, a banker. So he got a red one, he was wanting all along a red one, I was getting the silver one.

So what do I do after getting a car? It's time to buy a house, to build our own bungalows. So we go around looking for a land to build our own bungalows, we went around hunting. So how do i live my life? Well, we all think we have to mix around with the rich and famous. This is one of the Miss Universe. So we hang around with the beautiful, rich and famous. This by the way is an internet founder. So this is how we spend our lives, with dining and all the restaurants and Michelin Chefs you know.

So I reach a point in life that I got everything for my life. I was at the pinnacle of my career and all. That's me one year ago in the gym and I thought I was like, having everything under control and reaching the pinnacle.

Well, I was wrong. I didn't have everything under control. About last year March, I started to develop backache in the middle of nowhere. I thought maybe it was all the heavy squats I was doing. So I went to SGH, saw my classmate to do an MRI, to make sure it's not a slipped disc or anything. And that evening, he called me up and said that we found bone marrow replacement in your spine. I said, sorry what does that mean? I mean I know what it means, but I couldn't accept that. I was like “Are you serious?” I was still running around going to the gym you know. But we had more scans the next day, PET scans - positrons emission scans, they found that actually I have stage 4 terminal lung cancer. I was like "Whoa where did that come from?” It has already spread to the brain, the spine, the liver and the adrenals. And you know one moment I was there, totally thinking that I have everything under control, thinking that I've reached the pinnacle of my life. But the next moment, I have just lost it.

This is a CT scan of the lungs itself. If you look at it, every single dot there is a tumour. We call this miliaries tumour. And in fact, I have tens of thousands of them in the lungs. So, I was told that even with chemotherapy, that I'll have about 3-4months at most. Did my life come crushing on, of course it did, who wouldn't? I went into depression, of course, severe depression and I thought I had everything.

See the irony is that all these things that I have, the success, the trophies, my cars, my house and all. I thought that brought me happiness. But i was feeling really down, having severe depression. Having all these thoughts of my possessions, they brought me no joy. The thought of... You know, I can hug my Ferrari to sleep, no... No, it is not going to happen. It brought not a single comfort during my last ten months. And I thought they were, but they were not true happiness. But it wasn't. What really brought me joy in the last ten months was interaction with people, my loved ones, friends, people who genuinely care about me, they laugh and cry with me, and they are able to identify the pain and suffering I was going through. That brought joy to me, happiness. None of the things I have, all the possessions, and I thought those were supposed to bring me happiness. But it didn't, because if it did, I would have felt happy think about it, when I was feeling most down..

You know the classical Chinese New Year that is coming up. In the past, what do I do? Well, I will usually drive my flashy car to do my rounds, visit my relatives, to show it off to my friends. And I thought that was joy, you know. I thought that was really joy. But do you really think that my relatives and friends, whom some of them have difficulty trying to make ends meet, that will truly share the joy with me? Seeing me driving my flashy car and showing off to them? No, no way. They won’t be sharing joy with me. They were having problems trying to make ends meet, taking public transport. In fact i think, what I have done is more like you know, making them envious, jealous of all I have. In fact, sometimes even hatred.

Those are what we call objects of envy. I have them, I show them off to them and I feel it can fill my own pride and ego. That didn't bring any joy to these people, to my friends and relatives, and I thought they were real joy.

Well, let me just share another story with you. You know when I was about your age, I stayed in king Edward VII hall. I had this friend whom I thought was strange. Her name is Jennifer, we're still good friends. And as I walk along the path, she would, if she sees a snail, she would actually pick up the snail and put it along the grass patch. I was like why do you need to do that? Why dirty your hands? It’s just a snail. The truth is she could feel for the snail. The thought of being crushed to death is real to her, but to me it's just a snail. If you can't get out of the pathway of humans then you deserve to be crushed, it’s part of evolution isn't it? What an irony isn't it?

There I was being trained as a doctor, to be compassionate, to be able to empathise; but I couldn't. As a house officer, I graduated from medical school, posted to the oncology department at NUH. And, every day, every other day I witness death in the cancer department. When I see how they suffered, I see all the pain they went through. I see all the morphine they have to press every few minutes just to relieve their pain. I see them struggling with their oxygen breathing their last breath and all. But it was just a job. When I went to clinic every day, to the wards every day, take blood, give the medication but was the patient real to me? They weren't real to me. It was just a job, I do it, I get out of the ward, I can't wait to get home, I do my own stuff.

Was the pain, was the suffering the patients went through real? No. Of course I know all the medical terms to describe how they feel, all the suffering they went through. But in truth, I did not know how they feel, not until I became a patient. It is until now; I truly understand how they feel. And, if you ask me, would I have been a very different doctor if I were to re-live my life now, I can tell you yes I will. Because I truly understand how the patients feel now. And sometimes, you have to learn it the hard way.

Even as you start just your first year, and you embark this journey to become dental surgeons, let me just challenge you on two fronts.

Inevitably, all of you here will start to go into private practice. You will start to accumulate wealth. I can guarantee you. Just doing an implant can bring you thousands of dollars, it's fantastic money. And actually there is nothing wrong with being successful, with being rich or wealthy, absolutely nothing wrong. The only trouble is that a lot of us like myself couldn't handle it.

Why do I say that? Because when I start to accumulate, the more I have, the more I want. The more I wanted, the more obsessed I became. Like what I showed you earlier on, all I can was basically to get more possessions, to reach the pinnacle of what society did to us, of what society wants us to be. I became so obsessed that nothing else really mattered to me. Patients were just a source of income, and I tried to squeeze every single cent out of these patients.

A lot of times we forget, whom we are supposed to be serving. We become so lost that we serve nobody else but just ourselves. That was what happened to me. Whether it is in the medical, the dental fraternity, I can tell you, right now in the private practice, sometimes we just advise patients on treatment that is not indicated. Grey areas. And even though it is not necessary, we kind of advocate it. Even at this point, I know who are my friends and who genuinely cared for me and who are the ones who try to make money out of me by selling me "hope". We kind of lose our moral compass along the way. Because we just want to make money.

Worse, I can tell you, over the last few years, we bad mouth our fellow colleagues, our fellow competitors in the industry. We have no qualms about it. So if we can put them down to give ourselves an advantage, we do it. And that's what happening right now, medical, dental everywhere. My challenge to you is not to lose that moral compass. I learnt it the hard way, I hope you don't ever have to do it.

Secondly, a lot of us will start to get numb to our patients as we start to practise. Whether is it government hospitals, private practice, I can tell you when I was in the hospital, with stacks of patient folders, I can't wait to get rid of those folders as soon as possible; I can't wait to get patients out of my consultation room as soon as possible because there is just so many, and that's a reality. Because it becomes a job, a very routine job. And this is just part of it. Do I truly know how the patient feels back then? No, I don't. The fears and anxiety and all, do I truly understand what they are going through? I don't, not until when this happens to me and I think that is one of the biggest flaws in our system.

We’re being trained to be healthcare providers, professional, and all and yet we don't know how exactly they feel. I'm not asking you to get involved emotionally, I don't think that is professional but do we actually make a real effort to understand their pain and all? Most of us won’t, alright, I can assure you. So don't lose it, my challenge to you is to always be able to put yourself in your patient's shoes.

Because the pain, the anxiety, the fear are very real even though it's not real to you, it's real to them. So don't lose it and you know, right now I'm in the midst of my 5th cycle of my chemotherapy. I can tell you it’s a terrible feeling. Chemotherapy is one of those things that you don't wish even your enemies to go through because it's just suffering, lousy feeling, throwing out, you don't even know if you can retain your meals or not. Terrible feeling! And even with whatever little energy now I have, I try to reach out to other cancer patients because I truly understand what pain and suffering is like. But it's kind of little too late and too little.

You guys have a bright future ahead of you with all the resource and energy, so I’m going to challenge you to go beyond your immediate patients. To understand that there are people out there who are truly in pain, truly in hardship. Don’t get the idea that only poor people suffer. It is not true. A lot of these poor people do not have much in the first place, they are easily contented. for all you know they are happier than you and me but there are out there, people who are suffering mentally, physically, hardship, emotionally, financially and so on and so forth, and they are real. We choose to ignore them or we just don't want to know that they exist.

So do think about it alright, even as you go on to become professionals and dental surgeons and all. That you can reach out to these people who are in need. Whatever you do can make a large difference to them. I'm now at the receiving end so I know how it feels, someone who genuinely care for you, encourage and all. It makes a lot of difference to me. That’s what happens after treatment. I had a treatment recently, but I’ll leave this for another day. A lot of things happened along the way, that's why I am still able to talk to you today.

I'll just end of with this quote here, it's from this book called Tuesdays with Morris, and some of you may have read it. Everyone knows that they are going to die; every one of us knows that. The truth is, none of us believe it because if we did, we will do things differently. When I faced death, when I had to, I stripped myself off all stuff totally and I focused only on what is essential. The irony is that a lot of times, only when we learn how to die then we learn how to live. I know it sounds very morbid for this morning but it's the truth, this is what I’m going through.

Don’t let society tell you how to live. Don’t let the media tell you what you're supposed to do. Those things happened to me. And I led this life thinking that these are going to bring me happiness. I hope that you will think about it and decide for yourself how you want to live your own life. Not according to what other people tell you to do, and you have to decide whether you want to serve yourself, whether you are going to make a difference in somebody else's life. Because true happiness doesn't come from serving yourself. I thought it was but it didn't turn out that way.

Also most importantly, I think true joy comes from knowing God. Not knowing about God – I mean, you can read the bible and know about God – but knowing God personally; getting a relationship with God. I think that’s the most important. That’s what I’ve learnt.

So if I were to sum it up, I’d say that the earlier we sort out the priorities in our lives, the better it is. Don’t be like me – I had no other way. I had to learn it through the hard way. I had to come back to God to thank Him for this opportunity because I’ve had 3 major accidents in my past – car accidents. You know, these sports car accidents – I was always speeding , but somehow I always came out alive, even with the car almost being overturned. And I wouldn’t have had a chance. Who knows, I don’t know where else I’d be going to! Even though I was baptised it was just a show, but the fact that this has happened, it gave me a chance to come back to God.

Few things I’d learnt though:
1. Trust in the Lord your God with all your heart – this is so important.
2. Is to love and serve others, not just ourselves.

There is nothing wrong with being rich or wealthy. I think it’s absolutely alright, cos God has blessed. So many people are blessed with good wealth, but the trouble is I think a lot of us can’t handle it. The more we have, the more we want. I’ve gone through it, the deeper the hole we dig, the more we get sucked into it, so much so that we worship wealth and lose focus. Instead of worshipping God, we worship wealth. It’s just a human instinct. It’s just so difficult to get out of it.

We are all professionals, and when we go into private practise, we start to build up our wealth – inevitably. So my thought are, when you start to build up wealth and when the opportunity comes, do remember that all these things don’t belong to us. We don’t really own it nor have rights to this wealth. It’s actually God’s gift to us. Remember that it’s more important to further His Kingdom rather than to further ourselves.

Anyway I think that I’ve gone through it, and I know that wealth without God is empty. It is more important that you fill up the wealth, as you build it up subsequently, as professionals and all, you need to fill it up with the wealth of God.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Please Donate to help treat my illnesses

Hi!  I'm Treat Nguyen. I have been severely ill. I wish to get well and help people live healthily and prevent blindness. I haven't been able to do anything, even simple things that healthy people can do. I want to be able to see and open or close my eyes without pain. The pain is beyond what I can bear. I have suffered from all sorts of pain, such as terrible tooth pain from swelling after surgery, piercing headaches, heart pain, severe back pain, joint pain that have made me feel as if my arms could fall out, pain from bled toe nail, stomachaches that make me feel nauseous, but eye pain is the most intolerable. My neck is hardened. I have enlarged nodules in my neck. I hear noise like bee sounds in my ear and can't get rid of it. I'm afraid that they become malignant (tumor) because the front, sides, and back of my neck have become stiff. I'm trying to reverse or stop it in its track. I've read articles written by doctors or health experts saying that as lumps grow bigger, they will affect hearing. If this condition worsens, it may lead to Deaf. I have difficulty breathing, swallowing, and sleeping. I've had several accidents and each time, my head got hit hard. Radiations from different scans might have affected me. I was injured from the outside, plus the existing thyroid problems that got severe. My system wanted to shut down. I'm sick from head to toe (eyes, ears, head, neck, heart, body temperature, arms, stomach, back, spine, legs, toes, nails). It has been more than 3 years and the wounds have not healed yet. A wound usually takes 1 month to several months maximum to heal, but more than 3 years is way too long and dangerous to my life. Everyone moves on with their life, except me. I don't have a life. I live in hell every day and I don't know how I can pass those three years. It's very difficult to deal with so much pain, fear, and miseries every day for many consecutive years--beyond anyone's imagination. I have to summon up my courage and strength to deal with all of them. My big toe bled 4 times already and it hasn't healed yet. Four times, faint. If you want to know how it happened, you can read about it in my other post, "Toe Injuries and What I've Learned." Miseries can be endless. My back have become stiff and my spine got affected. Do you think a reliable chiropractor can fix it? My hair falls like snow, not the usual 100 strand hair loss every day but in the thousand range in one time. Sometimes I felt like I might be bald. My brows and eyelashes fall into my very dry eyes, causing so much pain and great discomfort throughout the day. They're thick and sharp, like small needles poking. How can a fragile girl bear all of these injuries, symptoms, and pain in different areas simultaneously? I think I will talk about this more as time goes. At times, I felt as if I couldn't go on anymore. I feel very miserable thus, I deeply understand many things. I have compassion and empathy for others. I live from day to day, by minute.

I don't have insurance or money to buy food. I'm not able to work. I can't afford many doctor visits or specialists, or natural medicine doctors so I have to try to heal myself (but it takes a long time) by relying on a seven day eating schedule (what to eat, how much, when, etc.) that I've designed with health and nutrition knowledge to help improve health. I wish to have a car to go to health food stores (far away) safely to buy organic foods. For weeks already, I wasn't able to
get organic foods that I really needed to feel better such as a variety of beans and seeds, nuts, fruits with thin skins, natural toothpastes, and others because I didn't have a car that could travel safely to Whole Foods market. It's very stressful and when I'm stressed, my illnesses worsen. When I'm hungry, symptoms show up and torture me terribly. Please put yourself in my situation and you'll understand it more. I'm raising money to help treat my illnesses, including buying organic foods. My health can't wait. Every day is important to my survival. Please share my wish with others. I want to use parts of the donation to fly to other states for treatments and buy a car. Someone else will drive it to health food stores to buy organic foods for me and take me to doctors. If my eyes heal, I'll drive. I need to find the right doctors, medical center and treatments, probably also include alternative treatments so it will be costly. I need home medical services. I want to go see several doctors in other states and may also need to go to alternative treatment clinics in different countries. If you can afford it, please donate any amount of money, any bits help. Thank you for opening your hearts. I have tears in my eyes as I'm expressing what is really deep inside of me. It's hard for me to talk about what I've been through, but I want to help others understand. I wish to live, to have a life like healthy people and achieve my dreams. I want to have a chance to help millions of people with their health, contributing to humanity.

This is an introduction only. I think I'll edit this post as I think of something to add to it. I'll add posts to this blog to help you understand what it's like to be ill. I would like to share with you how I have tried to cope with it and what I've been eating and drinking to help me feel better and detoxify some toxin. It's easy to become ill. An accident can cause damages; a stressful event can lead to illness, even cancer. I hope that my blog will help someone live x days longer, know what to do to feel better when you're sick, and make better decisions relating to health. If you have family members, or relatives, and/or friends who are sick, you would want to learn how to take care of them and comfort them. If you have children, you would also want to know how to help them prevent illnesses. I will also talk about my wishes. I don't know when, or if I will have a chance to achieve my dreams. Right now, I don't know if I will heal and how much more time I have left to live.

You can contact me at compassionempathy@gmail.com . My facebook account is Treat Nguyen. Please note that my facebook profile picture is old. I planned to post a picture which showed my thyroid condition before I became severely ill, but I still need to scan it. I don't have a current picture of my neck and don't want to take any when I'm very ill.

I have a health message and vision for the world. I made this blog mainly to help other people with their health, prevent illness such as thyroid disease, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc., and inspire the sick to heal. If I could read a blog like mine years ago, my life would be much different now and I would not be so miserable like this. Please bookmark and share my main blog URL www.treatng.blogspot.com and the URL to November 15, 2012 post http://treatng.blogspot.com/2012/11/please-donate-to-help-treat-my-illnesses.html with others on facebook, via email, twitter, instant messengers, or when you speak on the phone, and ask them to read my blog from the bottom up. You can press the "Share" button at the top of this blog or at the bottom of my November 19, 2013 status update on my facebook Wall. Many famous and influential people know about this blog. When you stick around and/or share my blog with others, you're offering me spiritual support to help me through the most difficult time. It has taken me many months to type and edit one post with a lot of eye pain and broken nails. Although I've been severely ill, I've gone extra miles to help others with their health. I hope to inspire others to do the same, to give, be loving and kind. Everyone contributes to the world and our life in their own ways. Please appreciate everyone and everything. Health is life and happiness. If you're healthy and thus can do many things, please share your luck with others and help ill people. Let's make a positive difference in other people's lives. When you're kind and help others, you'll earn respect. Would you like to leave behind a legacy? Live each day as if it's your last. Please don't wait to share what you have with others. Share while we're alive. If after reading this post, you want to help me, please click the "Donate" button below, or on the right of the blog. You can also read my other post titled "What You Can Do to Help Me" to see what I really need. If you have a few more minutes, please scroll up this post and click on the links to other journal entries. You can select other useful posts to read under "Blog Archives" also on the right of the blog. If you're ill or know someone who is ill, you can go to bookstores or libraries to read health and Nutrition books. I think everyone needs to learn about health and Nutrition. If you care about my health, you can check back this blog to see if I'm still alive.
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