This fundraiser is in regards to getting the funds needed to get my 35 year old self out of the rest home I currently reside at as well as to help pay towards my own funeral costs when the time comes. To be honest, I feel that if I can live with a bit more independence. Living life would be more tolerable and I mean that on a positive note.
When I was 19 years old I was diagnosed with testicular cancer due to a rupture from getting a low blow (punched in the balls) by my younger brother while play fighting. After having my left testicle removed and getting rest done, I was told the cancer had spread to my stomach and chest meaning I would have to receive chemo. Month go by followed by years but my body and strength could only recover to 75% of its former self.
Nearly 10 years later 28 years later the cancer had returned, this time in my right testicle and spread to my stomach. Bit more severe because of how long it took me to seek medical help. So at this point I have no testicles and looking forward to more chemo which really made an impact on body. Body and strength recovery no greater then 55% of its original self. Words can not even express the damage it has impacted on me. Not just physically but also mentally. Going from somebody full of self pride and confidence to merely existing .. No Testicles, No Legacy, No Love
Over time my muscles started deteriorating and all the doctors could say is "your testosterone is too low" So I get testosterone injections. year later still no improvement. started to develop an unusual way of walk due to tightness in tendons and stiffened joints.
JUNE 2016 I had vertigo foe my 1st time ever while laying in best. ( honestly thought my time was up ) Being scared and uncertain I asked my brother to ring an ambulance. Longer story short, the hospital was concerned with the muscle weakness. 5 weeks of tests and scans and my diagnostic muscular dystrophy as well as the report saying I've had cancer. What it does NOT say which my specialists mentioned to the diagnosting Dr was that my last treatment of chemo was intense due to the severity of the cancer.
Hi my name is TeArepa.. I'm 35, im in a wheelchair and living in a rest home( at the moment) Thank you for reading my struggle