Kindness and Blessings from Indonesian Cancer Patients*

Author: He Liangqiong, Nursing Department, Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou

The quiet and sweet nurse station of 5th floor became busy suddenly in the morning on May 7. President of hospital, Wang Huaizhong and leaders of department of medical administration, nursing department and other medical staff on the same floor gather at the nurse station and received an artificial embroidery from two Indonesian patients, Miss Zhong and Mr. Wu and their families.

Miss Zhong and Mr. Wu came to Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou for cancer treatments last year. Miss Zhong came for her ovarian cancer while Mr. Wu was because of lung cancer. Through a series treatments specially planed and performed by specialist team and nursing care form nursing team in Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, these two obtained satisfied cure effect and returned times for post treatments. In order to express their thanks to doctors and nurses, unexpectedly, family members of them made the artificial embroidery together with remarkable perseverance and tacit understanding, even though the family members were over 60. They made it alternatively, when one of them discharged, the job would be transferred to the other. The two families made the job with more than half year stitch by stitch. Finally the great artificial embroidery named Bloom and Honor was finished and was sent to the doctors and nurses of 5th floor to express their thanks. Director Wang, director of hospital and other leaders of departments, attending doctor and nurses solemnly received this special but precious gift.

  May 23, 2012

Artificial Embroidery

Miss Zhong smiles happilyPhoto of two patients, their family members, leaders of hospital and medical staff

*Surgery, in addition to the appropriate chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective in treating early cancer, but certain patients in late stage of cancer may not be tolerate surgery well as they can be relatively weak. A combination of carefully planned minimally invasive therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can effectively reduce the side effects and discomfort of treatment and may help patient get better efficacy.

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