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Cancer and the medical bills Suck!

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My mother was diagnosed with mesothelioma 8 months ago. Its been a very tough road for her, lots of up and downs.   We recently learned they want to do surgery after 5 chemotherapy treatments have not made progress on the small tumors on her left side lung or the cancer in the skin surrounding her left lung.

The surgery is to remove the skin on the left lung and around the heart.  They will rebuild the skin around the heart with a mesh like substance.   It's in two weeks, and they say it can extend her life by 5+ years.   We are hoping for the best, it is a surgery only done 2-3 times a year. 

My mother only has my brother and myself left as family.  My father passed 9 years ago and my step father has passed 5 years ago.  Aunts, Uncles and all grandparents unfortunately have passed away too. My brother has one aunt and uncle left on his side of the family, but we pulling our own weight around here.  I work 48+ hours a week and my brother part time work, plus takes our mom to all her appointments and medical evaluations needed.

I'm starting this to just give her any medical relief possible.  She has exhausted short term disability,  her job just finally let her go after also exhausting FMLA.  She is struggling with medical bills and it just has been stressing her when she is up and awake.  It's been very depressing for her, and the system is not very easy to get help financially.   Disability, social security, medicare/medicaid,  unemployment,  they have all gave her trouble and the run around.  I just hope to relieve any stress she has going forward.   I love my family and my mother, and I'll keep doing anything and everything possible to help her.  

Thank you if you made it this far and anything donated helps and totally appreciated.  I will upload daily updates on mom and just life in general.   We have been through tough times in the past, but with help this could be such a blessing and show of faith in my fellow man and woman.    


Sincerely and Thank you,
Robert McManus jr, John deppe jr , and Kim Deppe.
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Thank you everyone over the past year, it's been a tough long road for mom, but unfortunately her battle with cancer has come to a end. She passed away Thursday night surrounded by her loved ones. Funeral arrangements are setup for Saturday the 8th at Dennison funeral home at 5pm and the service starts at 6pm. Thank you again for the overwhelming love and support for mom, she appreciated it more than I could ever express.
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Sorry for such a long break between updates, I will keep on it better. We had a rough road since December, but things are getting much better for mom. Dec-Jan she was pretty much bed ridden, was very sick at times, a few hospital visits, and wasnt very coherent. My brother and I had to basically do everything for her.
She took a few nasty spills and had to recover from that too.
She broke through the fog and is coming back around to normal! The doctors changed her meds, we are getting her some physical therapy to start to strengthen her legs and body and get her moving around again. The mind came around and the body is following!
After the surgery it took its toll on her. Too much rest stiffened her body and scar tissue up and lost quite a bit of weight and muscles. Always had aches and pains, but with some stretches and a positive attitude things are going so much better! Her color has come back and her drive to get moving and back to a somewhat normal life is happening now.
Two tumors left. They haven't grown or shrunken, but there's lots to be positive about!! She made a hospital visit today because she spiked a fever, but it's because chemo was Tuesday. She's otherwise in good spirits, besides the side effects of chemo.
I'll keep everyone updated for sure and thank you always for your kind words and support! Promise I'll put some more pics up too with the next update!
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Hi all! Mom got one eye done last week, her glaucoma was terrible she barely had any vision and it was terribly frustrating for her. She is in much better spirits and today was round 9 of chemo. Hoping this year is much better for her and everyone else out there! Just a quick update, thank you everyone with the constant love and support! Have a great day and a great 2019!
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Hey everyone, so sorry for such a long delay in updates. We have been super busy and I've dealt with a few personal matters, but no excuse for lack of updates! Mom is doing pretty damn good these days. Positive vibes and hopefully more and more good news coming in the new year. She just had her third round of chemo since the surgery and tonight is her traditional pizza after chemo night. Anyway I'll leave the update to her, we made a video update for all the love and support everyone has shown. Thank you everyone and have a great Christmas and happy holidays!
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