On October 10, 2012, Zhuang Zedong was in the critical ward of the hospital
On October 10, 2012, Zhuang Zedong had a special birthday for his wife in the critical ward of the hospital. Photo by Zhou Ziwu
Come holding a heart, without half a grass. As long as you live for one day, fight for one day. I must seize the time, use my limited life, work effectively and optimistically, do more for the country and the nation, and let the calendar of life shine with the glory of my career. ——Zhuang Zedong
On November 26, the Japanese newspaper published a special article on the illness of Zhang Xuejin, a master of Peking opera. Careful readers have discovered that there is another celebrity who, like Lao Zhang, is fighting stubbornly against cancer. He is Zhuang Zedong, a famous player in table tennis. At the request of readers, our reporter interviewed Zhuang Zedong, who was sick, and felt the tenacious will and still full of passion for life in the table tennis world.
On November 3, 2012, Zhuang Zedong, who underwent the 20th operation, was infused with fluid and lying on a hospital bed. He told us: "Seven-eighths of the liver has been taken away by cancer cells. The weak life depends on the rest. One-eighth (a blood vessel and a bile duct) are maintained. The weight has dropped from 75 kg at the time of admission to nearly 62 kg. "Although the treatment process was painful, he fought stubbornly against the illness with perseverance.
How did Zhuang Zedong spend his life fighting cancer in the past four years? We have collected the fragments of several intermittent interviews, and presented the wonderful life of a patient with advanced cancer and a wise and talented table tennis veteran who has made outstanding contributions to the country.
"Live and fight for a day"
On August 7, 2012, Mr. Zhuang Zedong cut the cake for us to celebrate his 72nd birthday at home. He told us that today is not only the birthday of his birth year, but also the anniversary of his first surgery for cancer. The reason why it is called "Remembrance Day" is because the first surgical removal of the primary rectal tumor was successful, and after more than four years of severe tests, there has been no recurrence so far.
However, the first successful operation four years ago did not prevent the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body. We can see from the copy of Mr. Zhuang Zedong’s 60th hospitalization record on May 31, 2012: Rectal moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma stage IV, concurrent liver metastasis after resection of the primary tumor, and abdominal lymph node metastasis. Subsequently, on July 16, the discharge diagnosis of Shanghai X Hospital showed: liver metastasis of rectal cancer, lung metastasis.
In fact, as early as 2006, his body suffered serious discomfort. He was diagnosed as hemorrhoids due to "blood in the stool and diarrhea" through seeking medical treatment. During the treatment time of more than two years from being misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids to being diagnosed with advanced rectal cancer, he ignored his physical pain and joined the ranks of Olympic volunteers with therapeutic drugs, encouraging and calling for the "Green Olympics, Humanistic Olympics" . Going to Shenyang, Dalian, Yichang, Changchun, Guizhou and other parts of the country, busy for the "Go with the Olympics" publicity activities, and continue to participate in the "Ping Pong Diplomacy" activities. Although he was diagnosed with an advanced cancer since the end of July 2008, in the four years after the first operation, he used a combination of Chinese and Western methods to actively treat him, "where the tumor grows, he will be treated." For this reason, he has performed 20 operations in Beijing, Shanghai and other regions. Among them, from August 31 to October 26, 2012, he performed 4 operations and removed 11 egg-sized tumors. . During the treatment, he received more than 20 large courses of chemotherapy, and small chemotherapy was uninterrupted.
He and his wife live on a pension fund that is not rich by one person, but through the auction of their calligraphy works, they raised more than 600,000 yuan in donations for the Guangdong ice and snow disaster, Yushu, Wenchuan earthquake disaster and "Mother's Water Cellar". From May 29th to June 9th, 2011, after his illness got worse and he had the eighth operation, Zhuang Zedong's calligraphy work exhibition "The Motherland is in My Heart" was held at the National Art Museum of China, summarizing the way to success and life perception , Expresses the love for the party, the motherland, and the people. And the nearly 200 speeches full of patriotism, "The motherland is in my heart", will sing throughout the country. While enduring pain and cooperating with the hospital’s active treatment, he used tenacious perseverance to travel across the ocean several times and continued his "ping-pong diplomacy" activities. The main theme of his speech was in the United States, Canada, and Australia. , Japan, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world. Although he is more than ancient times, his retiring life makes his life more exciting. With the heroic mind of "holding a heart and not taking half of the grass", he fulfilled the oath of "live and fight day by day", and strive to realize "the same world, the same dream". Successively won the "U.S.-China Friendship Special Contribution Award", "Republic's Honorable Elderly", "Merious Athlete", "Top Ten of the Century", "Special Contribution Award for Promoting Red Culture", "Respect for the Elderly and Filial Piety in China" Charity Ambassador, and advocate green travel "Walker Ambassador" and other titles. This is a real Zhuang Zedong, a tough guy Zhuang Zedong.
Zhuang Zedong wrote to the media in February 2013
China News Network at 17:25, October 22, 2012
Zhuang Zedong, a hero of China's "ping-pong diplomacy" who is hospitalized due to advanced cancer, wrote a letter to China News Agency on the evening of the 21st, expressing his "few words" in his heart, in response to various rumors on the Internet. Photo by Atsuko Sasaki
Zhuang Zedong, a hero of China's "ping-pong diplomacy" who is hospitalized due to advanced cancer, wrote a letter to China News Agency on the evening of the 21st, expressing his "few words" in his heart, in response to various rumors on the Internet. Photo by Han Kai of China News Service
China News Service, Beijing, October 22 (Reporter Han Kai Yanlei) Zhuang Zedong, a hero of China’s “ping-pong diplomacy” who was hospitalized due to terminal cancer, wrote a special note on the evening of the 21st after the video news film shot for him by China News Agency was broadcast. Letter to China News Agency, expressing "a few words to say" in my heart.
Zhuang Zedong wrote in the letter, "I hope my friends from the media will convey what I want to say again. I sincerely thank the leaders at all levels and relevant state departments for their kind care and help, and the fans and netizens for their care and encouragement. Sincerely thank the medical service. Over the past few years, the personnel have tried hard to treat me. All this has made me persistently fight the disease in a moved, contented, and optimistic mood.
He said, “I will use my own labor results to solve the problems in the family through proper channels and forms. We sincerely decline the friendly donations from the society. Because I am in a critical condition and are being hospitalized, the hospital will accept news interviews and There are restrictions on visits, and I hope everyone will understand and cooperate."
Published on: 2013-02-11 11:34