Bella is a cancer survivor. It was always on the back of our minds that the cancer might come back, but little did we know that we would be facing off with it again so soon.
On Feb 24, 2020, Mommy suffered a fracture in her left arm. Aside from the soreness, she also noted some swelling. Later on, she was unable to use both her arms and could not sleep lying down. She started feeling a lot of pain in her fracture site and long bones.
After several trips to the hospital, we found out that this was triggered by a bone radiation from her breast cancer in 2012. She has been diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of the Right Breast Stage IV (Bone Metastasis). We have done most of the tests and procedures to include her lymphedema therapy throughout the stay at home orders.
We are now focused on her surgery this coming Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Fabricated bone cement with metal plates and mesh will be placed inside her left arm. Once done, we will continue with her lymphedema therapy (which has shown significant improvement since we started), physical therapy, and bone cancer treatment.
Mommy is just 69 years young. A Registered Nurse by profession, she raised me and my younger brother Dondie with our Daddy who was usually out of the country for work. Our Mom has always been our rock. When our Daddy passed suddenly in 2001, she held us close and kept our family together. Her caring and generosity know no bounds.
We could not wait for her to be back to her lively and cheerful self, goofing around with her three grand kids who adore her, and going for her daily exercise walk with her sister, Auntie Norie.
My brother and I are doing our best to find help for her procedures and treatments, but we know that our already strained finances could not cover all the expenses as we continue to move forward. I have just recently entered the work-from-home workforce. However, I had to temporarily put all my plans on hold to prioritize Mommy’s health needs.
Your help will fund Mommy to continuously undergo procedures and treatments. She is an amazing mother and a wonderful human being, and we hope to give her the quality of life she deserves. She beat cancer once, and we know she can beat it again!
Thank you so very much for whatever help you can give. We are forever humbled by your generosity. Thank you, too, for your prayers and well wishes. They comfort us during these difficult times.