Updated posted by Delores Gang 12 days ago
Just wanted to post a quick...
Just wanted to post a quick update...Angel is still fighting the exhaustion the Chemo gives her. She's still at the Nursing Home but wants to come home before Christmas. The next MRI/MRA is scheduled for December 4th, the results will drive any further treatment. It's been rough but she's quite a fighter and will overcome this! Angel's birthday is next Friday, the 29th, hoping to be able to at least take her out to dinner to celebrate.
PLEASE, if you can afford to donate, we could sure use it now. Continue the prayers, healing energy, and good thoughts coming her way, there's no way we could have made it this far without you.
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Updated posted by Delores Gang 29 days ago
Hey everyone!!! Just wanted to post a...
Just wanted to post a reminder, Friday is Chemo day (number4) and they've set the next imaging for the beginning of December rather than January. They are keeping a close eye on her as things are starting to shrink slowly.
PLEASE keep my Angel in your prayers.
If you or anyone you know can afford to donate in any way, please do.
Thank you and big hugs to all!
Updated posted by Delores Gang 1 month ago
Update time!!! I know, long...
Update time!!! I know, long overdue...Angel had her Imaging done last week and the Neurologist said that it appears that the "bad" areas are starting to shrink!!! Unfortunately, this is a slow process and she hasn't regained much, if any, of the use of her right side but she is still at Villa Angela doing Physical Therapy up to 6 days a week and they will be continuing the Chemo treatments every 3 weeks with the next imaging scheduled for the beginning of December. Her next Chemo is on November 8th and this stuff really zaps her energy and makes her nauseous with a chemical taste and smell (although I don't notice it) that she just can't seem to break :(
She's been so strong through all this and I couldn't be prouder of how well she handles all the ups and downs. I wish I could be as strong as she is.
The stress finally got me after the last Chemo treatment and I ended up passing out in her room at the Nursing Home and she had to call the Nurses in as I didn't want to come to right away. They checked me out and so did the guys from the squad they called and all my levels were good so I decline the ride to the hospital as I was feeling fine.
I followed up with my Dr and he said, since it was a one time thing and there were no complications that he was not concerned. I guess that was my wake up call to take better care of myself (like eating more than once a day etc). I'm doing my best to not let this happen again as it really scared Angel (and the Nurses).
She's not out of the woods yet but is headed in the right direction.
PLEASE, if you can afford to donate in whatever form you feel good about (gas cards, grocery cards, clothing cards for her to get another pair or two of sweat pants to get her by until she gets her "old" body back...damn steroids..., even cards for a meal out would be a nice gesture that she would really appreciate). If you have nothing to donate but your time, PLEASE go visit her she'd really enjoy your company for a little while.
Most important, PLEASE share this on your FB page so that it can get to others who may be able to help in some way.
Thank you to all who keep checking on her and me, we feel the love and appreciate you being there for us.
A special THANK YOU to the "Angel" that has been providing dog food and treats for "the boys", you are such a blessing and to do this for a friend of a friend, virtually a complete stranger to you, speaks volumes about the wonderful person you are and we are truly blessed to have you in our lives.
PLEASE keep the good thoughts, positive healing energy, and prayers coming our way.
Thank you and big hugs to all...
Created by Delores Gang on November 8, 2012
I am Delores (on the right), Angel Sunshine's (on the left) mother and caretaker ("Momager" as she calls me). Angel was diagnosed as having an AVM on her brainstem in September of 2011. Due to the location and "eloquency" of this AVM it is inoperable. Numerous angiograms have shown that embolization is not an option as they are unable to embolize the full AVM and to only get part could cause this to go off balance and rupture and bleed on her brain which could cause seizures, stroke, and even death. She had stereotactical radiosurgery in March of this year and this caused hair loss and hot flashes and all the basic post-radiation symptoms. I, as her caretaker, have had to put my job "'on hold" mainly sice her diagnosis and at this point am lucky to be able to put in 10 to 12 hours a week. Needless to say, as a single mother, all our financial resources have been exhausted. Friends and family have helped to the extent that they have been able but we are now a month behind on rent, overdrawn at the bank, less than $20 in cash on hand and electric, phone, and all household bills adding up daily. I was able to get advanced annual and sick leave and am also on the "leave donor" program at work but all the leave that has been donated up to this time has been used. My vehicle is on the repossesion list and now my car insurance has been discontinued as I was unable to make last month's payment. I have pawned all the jewelry I had and will lose that to the pawn shop this coming weekend. We have reached our catastrophic coverage limit on insurance so, thankfully, all medical bills and prescription medications will be covered in full through the end of this year. Will I have the money for gas/transportation to get her back and forth to medical appointments etc? That remains to be seen. Her vision is extremely limited at this time due to the pressure on the occipital nerve, she blacks out multiple times daily and has even fallen down stairs multiple times due to this as she now has no advance warning feelings when a blackout is coming on.
Please, if you are in any position that you can help in any way, donate. If, however, you are reading this and are unable to help financially, send positive energy, prayers, and good thoughts her way. Thank you from the bottom of my heart...
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One more day of hyperbarics this week, off Thursday and Friday, trying to work some decent hours Friday hopefully that will work out. Please keep this circulating I want it to go around the world!!!
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