I am Virginia Manalang, 53 years of age from Bocaue Bulacan. I am currently battling with stage 3c Endometrial cancer and here's my brief story.
Back in year 2018, I experienced bleeding which I thought was just my monthly period or part of the menopausal stage, which I ignored but it didn't stop. I went to various specialists but was told that oral medication will help and so I abide. I took all the prescriptions but the bleeding continues. This was how I dealt with it for 2 years. Then came, January 2020, there was one incident when I felt really dizzy and went for a checkup. It was found out that I have an unusually low hemoglobin so I was referred to a specialist in Philippine General Hospital. I went through quite a number of laboratory tests including biopsy which resulted to the diagnosis of Endometrial Cancer.
August 5, 2020, I was supposed to get admitted for my surgery but was diagnosed positive for COVID19 ( I had my swab test done on August 3, 2020). Given such finding, I needed to be quarantined. After 14 days, I went through swab test again and still turned out positive for COVID19. I was in quarantine for 1 month and 14 days and had to bear the pain including the pain brought about by the virus. And eventually, the 3rd test was negative. Praise God!
September 16, I underwent surgery which turned to be successful with the grace of God. But when I went back for check up, they found a lump again which (as per the physician) started while I was undergoing surgery. After which I was told hat I need to go trough chemotherapy to start the process of getting rid of the cancer. I was initially advised 6 sessions of chemotherapy where I had my first session done last October 22. As scared as I was, I managed to handle it despite the weakness I felt physically because I have to keep fighting for my loved ones as my battle against cancer has just started.
Prior to my second session of the chemotherapy, I need to undergo a couple of laboratory tests. And before my 3rd session takes place, I have to get a CT Scan. Having said these, we literally have no idea where to get the money to fund these tests and the next chemotherapy sessions. Not to mention the radiation I also have to undertake eventually so that the healing will prosper.
On behalf of my family, we are knocking at your kind hearts for prayers and financial help. There are no small amount, every penny will be such a huge blessing. Thank you for taking time to read this. Our whole family will be forever grateful. May God bless you and your loved ones more.
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