I was recently diagnosed with lung cancer stage 4...
It all started when I worked with my aunt. It was my lifestyle to work at day, and take care of my children at night. My work was stressful. My aunt has been giving me many task, even those beyond my job. I ended up resigning since she has been scolding me despite it was not my mistakes. Then, after a period of time, I got lupus. I thought at that time that I will die and I'm really afraid. But thanks Lord that we found a doctor who provided me good maintenance medicine.
It went well for a number or years until last year, I got a sepsis shock. My family and I were afraid at that time because my blood pressure got 40. Yet, thanks Lord again that I survived.
After I got out of the hospital, my chest was seen to have fluid. It was due to the medicines that were injected to me. It was until these fluids went out that my x-ray showed a mass. It was small at that time and we were unsure if the mass is TB or ..Cancer. It was a dilemma - (1) risk to drink TB drugs, (2) do biopsy. For TB drugs, I was shown resistant to 1st and 2nd line (since I got lupus). For biopsy, I was warned that if the mass is cancer, it will spread. I went to a doctor and she advised me to drink TB; hence, I drunk. Yet, the mass didn't get smaller. It grew from 2 to 5 cm. Then, it came to a time that my lungs got pleural fluids and I did a thoracynthesis recently. Yet, we know that this is a temporary solution since the fluid will get back if the mass is not addressed. Hence, we go for the biopsy. We prayed a lot before the result came out. I'm really afraid.. then.. result came out and it showed adenocarcinoma. I was really sad. So depressed on why my prayers are not answered. We further test the mass to see the stage and if there are any treatments available. Then, I went to an oncologist and found out that I got stage 4.. yet, my mass can get smaller with the so called EGFR drugs. Yet, it cost much and I really need help.
I'm really praying that I can be with my family longer. I want to see my children to be stable and so do they want to spend the time with me longer so we can live the life we are dreaming - happy, complete, no financial problems. I have seen hope.. the EGFR drugs, and I really want to take this chance to ask for your support. We will really be grateful for any amount of donations for me to be able to buy and drink this drug. To God be the glory.