A person is known by his voice and was very worried when my voice got a little hoarse. I thought it may be because of a little change in the weather. I showed myself to doctors at SMS and Jain ENT hospital and got the required tests done and came to know that I will get well soon, but later on, I completely lost my voice and felt pain in my throat and was coughing out white phlegm. Later I also went to Fortis but still, the test was inconclusive. For almost one year I went from pillar to post to get the right diagnosis. I tried all treatments such as Homeopathy, Ayurvedic, and allopathy to no avail.
One friend informed and suggest that I go to BMCHRC.
I met Dr. Sanjiv Patni and after tests, it was diagnosed as Cancer of the vocal cord. I had never touched any tobacco or alcohol and neither had any bad habits so how did I get such a dreadful ailment. I felt depressed when friends told me that they prayed that cancer should not strike their enemies but Dr. Sanjiv Patni boosted my confidence by saying that an operation is the only option now. But I was in a great dilemma that will I get better or not. My family stood as a rock and boosted my confidence and belief and said that all will be well. My wife and daughter were my strength.
I was operated upon and a prosthesis was also implemented but that affected me physically and emotionally and had many side effects. I was also given radiotherapy but that did not do me much good. But when I saw other patients around me and felt that my pain was very less as compared to their pain and suffering. I strengthened my willpower and with my perseverance was able to win this battle. I would like to say that Cancer is curable and there is a possible treatment for all. For the past 7 years, I am leading a healthy life and am in regular consultation with Dr Sanjiv Patni and always boost the confidence of other cancer patients. I also advise all other patients who come to me for counseling.
I would like to end with a Hindi saying A person who believes he will lose will surely lose but one who determines that he will win will surely win.
Varun Kumar Pareek