Last year in February I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in SITU. I am now 36 years old. It was terrifying at the point that I wanted to get out my way, not the cancer`s way. My clinical depression did not help the cause. Nor the fact that I was (and still am) completely alone. I went through chemo, I lost my hair, my gums are receding, I was a mess. But I pulled through, with the help of God who never left my side. I am cancer free.
I did have a double mastectomy performed. My breasts are gone. I don`t feel like a full human being anymore, a complete one. Every time I shower or change my clothes I feel..I don`t even know how to put this into words. I really don`t.
Breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy is not part of the covered medical expenses by the state in my country. I don`t know how to explain this better and I am sorry, English is not my first language. But I do need help to feel complete again.
I started working again in a clothing factory which pays the minimum wage and it is enough to cover my basic expenses. But not in a million years I will afford to set money aside for the reconstruction surgery.
I feel down. Low. Numb. I always worked for my own necessities and a big part of me feels that being here. opening this campaign is cheating at life. Again, I think is a poor choice of words but I hope I`ll make myself understood.
Thank you for reading my story. I don`t know if I am allowed to post a photo of my surgery. If I am I will. I will post a photo of myself however with one of my furry babies.
God bless you and stay safe and healthy.