€1,070.00raised of €1,000.00 goal goal
Hi, i'm Liubov Skrynnyk and i'm mostly known on the internet as Agapi Skrynnyk or by my gaming alias "Twinklemeow".
I've always had problems with my period, which mostly consisted of excruciating pain that sends my body into shock (paleness, low blood pressure, abnormally high pulse, fast breathing, uncontrollable cold sweating throughout all body, diarrhea, abnormal sensitivity to smells) on the first day of menstruation almost every month. All my life i've been gaslighted that "this is normal" and "it'll pass after puberty", but whoopdy fucking do, im 24 and i my body is still trying to kill me about 70% of the times.
About a year ago i went to the doctor and was properly examined. Turns out i have some sort of cyst on my left ovary (about 3.5cm in diameter). The blood analysis for cancer came clean, so my doctor prescribed dissolving therapy for the next months to see whether that's a corpus luteum cyst or a follicular cyst. The cyst did not respond to the treatment (and neither did my symptoms), so she prescribed surgery and said that it's quite urgent, because that cyst can get worse (either bigger or cancerous).
I live in Ukraine alone and my only family lives in Greece, so me and my mom tried our best to gather enough money for a surgery and enough money to bring my mother here so that she could take care of me while i'm recovering, but she couldn't find a job ever since and i, as a commission artist without Paypal (because Paypal doesn't work in Ukraine), wasn't successful in securing funds either.
It's been 6 months since my doctor had prescribed surgery. She called me up some weeks ago to check on me and i explained the situation to her. She suggested i should get an ultrasound to see whether the cyst hasn't gotten any bigger, but ultrasound costs money, so i didn't go.
My mother suggests i should ask for second opinion at another doctor, but ideally, re-examine myself at a private clinic. That also costs money, so i didn't do that either.
Google says that an ovary surgery in Ukraine costs around 400 euros and up (Ukraine has free public healthcare, but we have to buy our medicine and tools ourselves). That said, i also need a caretaker while i recover, namely my mom with her extensive hospitalization experience, and getting her a two-way ticket will cost around 300-400 euros. I have no idea how much proper private examination will cost and whether my type of surgery falls under the cheapest kind, so i'm giving it a 200 euros breathing room.
I wouldn't say it's fatally urgent, but if i don't do something about it soon enough, it'll become so. It also puts my life in danger every time my body goes into shock due to the pain, because if i don't find a warm place to swaddle myself in, not only does the pain get worse, but i think i can also die of hypothermia due to the uncontrollable sweating, low blood pressure and general inability to get up from the floor. If that pain shock strikes me anywhere outside my house, i'm fucked.
- Need surgery on ovary cysts,
- Treatment is cheap by 1st world standards, but i live in a 3rd world country,
- Possibly urgent
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The final straightUpdate posted by Liubov Skrynnyk at 04:05 pm
Now that my endometriosis is triple-confirmed by 2 professionals, ive been given a list of general pre-surgery examinations i need to go through within the next week and the surgery is estimated to happen "approximately" on 14th of May (surgeon has a busy scedule as she's also a professor of
Even more examinationsUpdate posted by Liubov Skrynnyk at 02:15 am
Had a separate diagnostic curettage today. Anesthesia was fun. Doctor also did a quick ultrasound and found some sort of knot in my uterus. No idea on whether that's relevant to my endometriosis. Other than that, everything went smooth. Expecting results in 10 days.
Got some first med exam resultsUpdate posted by Liubov Skrynnyk at 02:43 pm
Blood results came in and the most notable thing is that my oncomarkers got quite high over the past half a year. That doesn't necessarily mean that my cysts turned into tumors, but it is consistent with endometriosis symptoms.
Found a good surgeonUpdate posted by Liubov Skrynnyk at 04:16 pm
As mentioned before, my mom had also had an endometriosis surgery done about 4-5 years ago and she insisted i find that same surgeon, because she does miracles with that scalpel. Today i found her and had a little chat. She said that the surgery must be done after period. . . . .
Some medical examinations took placeUpdate posted by Liubov Skrynnyk at 06:25 pm
I kinda missed 2 days worth of possible medical examination visits due to my effed-up sleeping scedule, but today i managed to visit on time. They took a blood sample for various analyses, including HIV. I was told to expect the results next week at my doctor's office. Until then. . . . .
Re-visited my doctor, re-diagnosed my conditionUpdate posted by Liubov Skrynnyk at 03:12 pm
On wednesday i recieved the fundraised money to my card and on thursday i went to my gynaecologist. Turns out the doctor that has been examining and diagnosing me half a year ago was a stand-in for the real doctor, who was on paid parental leave at the time. The. . . . .
Goal reached!Update posted by Liubov Skrynnyk at 10:18 pm
Thank you so much for your support! You can't begin to imagine how much i appreciate it. ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ For those of you who'd like to throw extra tips and bits at me, i'll leave this up until April 30th. I'm going to start the preparations and checkups