A newborn, 3 little boys and Cancer
Imagine this: you (or your partner, sister, daughter, or best friend) have just spent 5 weeks in and out of hospital with the pregnancy and birth of your child. You already have 3 boys at home and a husband trying to work and run the house. Your second youngest child is still only 2 years old.
Imagine you have your baby, but due to complications you need to have major surgery to remove your uterus at the same time.
Another hospital visit, this time with blood clots in your lungs. You will now be injecting yourself with Clexane (blood thinners) twice a day for 6 months.
Around 4 weeks later, things have started to calm down, and you have just started to settle into a routine at home with your 4 children. Then you visit your doctor. He removes a mole. Then you get the news... melanoma.
You go in for more surgery, this time with a newborn baby in your arms. The aim is to remove more tissue from the site and to drain the lymph nodes. The surgery is completed; further tests are conducted. At this point you desperately hoping for the nightmare to be over. But it isn’t; you get the call... you have cancer.
I wish this story wasn’t about my beautiful friend Amanda. She is one of the most generous and giving people I have ever known. She has always been the first person to jump up and help others; to give unconditionally to her family and to all those around her. She of all people doesn’t deserve this.
I would like to show this mother of four beautiful boys, that we will stand with her in this fight. She is so far from alone and we won’t allow her to have the financial burden on top of it all.
So please dig deep for this family, no one should have to go through this. And these little boys need their Mummy to be healthy and well.
Any help would be SO appreciated no matter how small or big.
All my love, Chloe
I started my treatment yesterday it all went well, I’ve been very nauseous and fatigued and woken up with really sore ears and throat and An upset stomach which were all explained side effects, I’m seeing the doctor this afternoon and hopefully this doesn’t happen everytime, but I’m so thankful that there is a treatment with low side effects! I will be doing my treatment every second Thursday for the year with a few pet and ct scans here and there fingers crossed that it goes well and has a good outcome
Hi there everyone Amanda here just thought id give you an update! and also send out my sincere gratitude to everyone for their support, it really does help me sleep at night to know how many supporters I have helping me through this! Last week I had my PET scan and CT scan to see whether there had been any spreading from the lymph nodes, which praise god, the PET scan came back clear, but the CT scan came back with something that they thought was a brain aneurysm or melanoma cells, so I had to go back in to have an MRI so they could get a closer look, which I had on Thursday. Then, on Friday, the oncologist called to discuss the results and where we go from here AND.....he proceeded to tell me IT WAS COMPLETELY CLEAR! which they told me is just unheard of so again, PRAISE GOD!!! so from here im just waiting for a call with the date to start immunotherapy which will be in jan, so again thank you for your prayers and support either financially or bringing food, texting or calling etc. it all means so much to my whole family x x x