Help Shauna's Cancer Recovery
I need money for gas/parking when I go for infusions, alternative healing treatments, vitamins & supplements, organic food, and manual lymph drainage massage. I could also use help to pay bills as I am not working. I would be grateful for whatever amounts you could contribute.
I start treatment next week. It would mean a lot to me to not have to worry while I am recovering.
I haven't checked in for several months, so here is the latest: my last scans 4/6/17, showed blood clots in my lungs. My doctor at UCSF has prescribed injectable blood thinners 2x daily, for 2-6 months. She said we can argue about this after 2 months, for now I am a reluctant pin cushion. Seven more infusions to go! Rejoice! My disability ran out the end of January, I have applied for Social Security Disability, and am waiting for this to kick in. Any help filling in the gap while this is in process, would be manna from heaven. On the glass half full side of things, I have finished rough draft of novel, conjuring up a story that is not exotic but commonplace. The real star of the story is YOU.
I would like to remember the dear departed who served as an inspiration for me, those who survive: witnesses, the heroes.
I recently became a grandmother, and am filled with joy for Abigail, the little dumpling.
My disability benefits need to be extended and there will be a gap, which I hope that some donations could fill.
Muchas gracias, thank you, merci beaucoup!
Finished treatment # 6 yesterday! yay! I also got new thigh high stockings with boxers and new Solidea tights, all a size smaller. At night time now wearing quilted compression boxers/leg sleeve with jackets. The lymphedema therapist added deep water exercise at least once a week (burrrr) but the reward is not having to pump later. My dear friend, John, drove me to UCSF yesterday, so had a great chat all the way up and back.
I said to my cancer support group Tuesday, we need to heal and recover in time to save the planet. In time to make it to North Dakota, in time to participate with YOU.
Big love, big hopes & dreams,
I went for the 5th treatment today, already breaking out in rash, so it is working! The mole that appeared after the last treatment disappeared. Thirteen more to go! I don't know what I would do without the support from WomenCare, a resource center for women with cancer.
I continue with the aquatic lymphedema decongestion program, without which I would be unable reduce fibrosis and volume of my right leg, which still is several inches bigger than the left.
Thank you all for your support, prayers, good wishes, and beautiful thoughts.