I am Roan Balagtas, 29 years old, maried to Willy Morales Caragay, and currently residing at #235 Bacong, Hermosa, Bataan. My husband works as a jeep conductor, or sometimes acts as barker/dispatcher. We are 5 siblings but all have their own family.
I’d like to share my story in the hopes that you can help me. I have been in pain for the past 5 years and everyday has been a struggle. It was in 2010 when I first noticed that my stomach was getting unusually bigger than normal, and it keeps growing until now.
The doctor’s diagnosis was that it was a symptom of my heart ailment as can be told of the numerous labortory tests I had. I am aware that I have a heart condition however I am perplexed as to why it has caused my stomach to grow abnormally. The doctors also told me that my lungs are developing water and it drains to my stomach. I’ve been told different information regarding my situation.
I’ve had several sessions where the 3-6 litres of water was removed from my bulging stomach. And everytime this is done, I am under a 50-50 condition. We have already visited the Philippine Heart Centre in Manila, Balanga Provincial Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital in Balanga but none can categorically explain my condition.
Until now, I bear the weight of the pain and sickness and duress of succumbing to it. However, I have not given up and I know that I will be helped with God’s grace. I am sharing you this in the hopes that you can help me continue my struggle to one know what this sickness is, and two, to eventually cure this.