I hope to knock once more at your generous hearts.
My nails have turned black with yellowish horizontal lines, until now 5 months after the last chemo session, peripheral neuralgia has set in, I cannot feel the tips of my fingers and my feet is like standing over sand all the time which makes me more aware before stepping on the ground.
Somewhere along the way, I've turned bald because of the chemo meds, not only on top of my head but also my eyebrows have disappeared, the only advantage I can see from that was the annoying facial hairs are now gone. I became really weak from the chemotherapy sessions, could not eat or swallow a drink because the mouth sores was such a challenge, they were painful, they made eating so difficult.
As 2021 came in, we were monitoring my CA with blood profiles and tumor markers mostly have shown normal, we were already hoping for a remission and was only waiting for the results of the CT scan. Unfortunately, the CT Scan showed a growth and multiple minutiae ones, not on the original site but at the liver and an immediate biopsy was ordered.
When the biopsy was performed, the tissue extracts were inconclusive. Though the doctor performing the procedure did find that there were mostly turbid liquid and the tissues taken were not enough to make a value of a cell structure. A repeat biopsy was requested.
We went for a second opinion, this time we were referred to a top oncologist who usually perform Stem Cell transplantation. Most of his clients had blood cancers and this type of treatment was their only option.
My new onco suggested we go for a PET CT Scan to find out more about my condition without being invasive. The PET-CT was a higher resolution scan and can show if the tumors were malignant. Again, as with my previous scan, it became more conclusive. I had metastasis at liver, para aortic region, bone lesions at pelvis, and some on lungs.
I heard someone said "Sometimes people think on your condition you should be grateful just to be alive, but that's not how it works, you need a reason to get up in the morning, we need to feel the reason of being alive, and sometimes even if you do get to find the reason, even if it was just one, life can turn right back around and spit you in the face" this metastasis is life spitting at my face.
I don't know where I get the luck of always being dealt with a bad card. Yet still, I try to deal with it, I don't want to think this can go down south all the way, there has to be some ways to cure the metastasis and not be so grim about it.
Doctors checked if I can qualify for a Stem cell transplant with Rescue Chemo. Its where high dose chemotherapy is done to break resistant CA cells after which inject a dosage to up the WBC (white blood cells) once WBC is high harvest them then purify then reinject back to allow the body to heal itself. Its usually a go for cure procedure but not all CA cases are qualified, fortunately my case was considered.
When the qoute of Php1.5M on how much the procedure would cost I nearly fell off my chair, I felt the clouds closing in on me again and breath was slowly squeezing out. FYI, SCT is not an insurance covered medical procedure. How can I be offered hope when I can barely afford the hospital cost. Where in the hand of God, can I produce the said amount? I looked out the window and asked, not to anyone in particular, how come some people can get to be so filthy rich, would abuse their body, but still stay healthy?
I’ve tried applying for an indigent card at NKTI maybe with aided funding, I could at least afford the hospitalization, unfortunately I was denied. The social worker said I cannot be allowed since my household income does not qualify me to be indigent, apparently I was not too poor to be helped by the state, but was not moneyed enough to afford my own medical expense. Something is wrong here.
Now I have to find a way to finance this procedure my own. I’ve tried regular loan windows but the amounts does not reach Php1.5, my SSS claim is still under process. The reason I am here again to ask for your help. I am knocking again at your hearts door if maybe you can spare what ever amount to help me out in cancer fight, again any amount is most welcome.
Thank you so much.
your charity is very welcomed at the following accounts:
BPI : 8849 1152 87 Isabelita Diones
BDO : 002782 6022 80 Isabelita Diones
PSB: 001 4000 5564 Isabelita Diones
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