I am writing this on behalf of my family as an appeal to any well-wishers who would care to lend a helping hand to aid in my sister’s health predicament.
My older sister Mary, my only sibling in a family of two, has suffered from what she later discovered as uterine fibroids. At first, she was quick to dismiss her condition as a case of prolonged menstrual cycle, but with time, her condition has been the cause of many agonizing symptoms during and after her menstrual cycle that can run for extra days, with excessive bleeding and sometimes intolerable pain. This discomfort has limited her to a small social circle and what is quickly becoming a miserable way of life every time her period strikes.
For the longest time, she has been relying on painkillers to escape the long nights of discomfort and the pain that keeps her bedridden for days waiting for the storm to pass.
In June of last year, my sister lost her job when she was unable to remain consistent with her demanding career as a travel agent.
Her condition has only gotten worse from there as far as her health is concerned and her savings quickly drained away from regular checkups and medication.
Worried, my family has had to chip in with whatever little we can afford to cater to hospital expenses.
All this time, the verdict from her checkups and a scan she did always concluded that she was either suffering from mild fibroids or a cyst growth.
At the end of the year, her bleeding was becoming alarming. This caused her blood level to drop and as a result, she started to suffer from dizziness and regular black outs.
This meant she could no longer move freely or wander too far away from home with the risk of blacking out on the road or God knows where.
We were getting desperate, and in an almost final attempt to find some answers and the cause of all this, we decided that another scan be conducted with the hopes that this time we would find some explanation before things got worse. And we did. To everyone’s dismay, the scan revealed a gigantic pair of uterine fibroids in both walls of her uterus, so large that the doctor compared them to the size of a 5-month old fetus.
According to the doctor, the fibroids in her uterus have been pressing her pelvic and causing the loss of blood, pain and the misery that has become part of her life.
An urgent surgery is needed to surgically remove them before her condition becomes fatal. The surgery would cost $4800.
Just as we feared, the medical expense was going to be a huge challenge on our part because not only do we not have the required amount at this time, we are also short on options to raise the amount needed to try and meet the doctor’s deadline set for March 22nd.
To raise money, we recently had to launch a fundraiser to help with costs.
We believe that nothing is too little, and we appeal to well-wishers for contribution because we believe that alone we may falter, but together we can move mountains.