My name is Agnes Buthelezi age 58 years. I have been a widow for 9 years. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 which started on my knee in 2014 after a long search doing biopsy after biopsy, doctors told me that I have Non Hodgkins T cell Anaplastic. I did 6 circle chemo, my knee seems to be fine. After 3 months of chemo it re occurred on my right hand wrist, I spoke to haematology medical team they did other biobsy, results was positive, I had to do salvage chemo 4 circle. Everything went very well. After 6 weeks I went for scan it was discovered that I have multiple tumour on my thighs and my right hand arm. I was set for radiation unfortunately medical team realised that it was too toxic to do my whole arm and thighs, besides thighs I am getting other lumps on my body. I can't use my hand to the fullest these tumours are ulcerated they are oozing, and I have to do dressing every day, which is also costly.
My reasons to request funding in this matter its because the medication to be used to cure my cancer it's too costly I can not afford it. Medical team said it's out of their hands they are willing to help but their hands are tight. Department of health said its not in their budget and I don't have medical aid.
What frustrates me most is I've just find a love of my life we are about to get married in December he is a pensioner as well, we just wanted to be happy at least 5 yrs. This sickness is on our way of happiness my whole arm is in pains. The most important thing is to live, I just want to live.
I will really appreciate what ever can be done in this matter.