Gayu is a pretty lanky girl of around 25, a successful professional and based in Singapore. 5 years ago, she found a lump under her armpit. Her very worried parents took her to a top hospital in Singapore and within days after diagnosed with benign lumps under both armpits, she was scheduled for an operation to remove it. Surgery went smoothly but after about a month, Gayu noticed that the wound had become somewhat infected and abcessed. She went back to the hospital and a dressing was done and she was given antibiotics. However, after she had downed all her antibiotics, the problems re occur and her chagrined parents took her again to the hospital where they were being told that she has hyper cell growth which causes the problem to recur. The solution was to have another surgery and at the time, Gayu couldn't stand with the pain that she opted not to go through again. So for 5 years, she'd wear a bandage under both armpits due to the puss that keeps oozing out from the wound.
Early this year, her brother-in-law told her about Pusat Rawatan Kontemporari (Pusat Rawatan Herbapati Warisan) and said that she should give it a try. She got the first appointment on Tuesday and came back for the operation the next week. The procedure was done smoothly and there was minimal pain. Barely 10 minutes after the surgery, she came walking out quite normally and the parents couldn't be more thankful.
After the dressing the next day, Gayu and her grateful parents made their way back to Singapore. Last I heard, she is recuperating so well, she don't need to be wearing the perpetual bandage anymore. She is happy and now she has more freedom of movement.