A couple of weeks ago one of the chiropractors took an X-ray before working on her and noticed one of her vertebrae was disfigured. He would not work on her and encouraged her to see a doctor. Within about a week the doctors did more tests. Soon after, she got a call from her general practitioner who asked her to pack a bag and head to the ER. She did but still had no idea what was going on but did not believe it was cancer. The same evening she admitted herself into the emergency room and after receiving the MRI results, the doctors stuck her in an ambulance and sent her to UCSF where they did emergency surgery to remove a mass on the back of her neck that was causing all of the pain. The doctors were shocked she was not paralyzed.
After they removed the mass, they proceeded to let her know that she had cancer throughout her body... her liver, pancreas, kidney and femur bone. What was thought was a neck injury turned into her worse nightmare within 24 hours.
She is still healing from this intrusive surgery and is in a lot of pain. Her boys, Luciano (age 19) and Santino (age 21) are with her at home trying to help around the house as much as possible while both maintaining their jobs. Gia (age 23) had to go back to San Diego to work.
Cherie is unable to work. She will receive her pathology report and plan of attack on the cancer this week. We will keep you all updated.
Thank you for your healing prayers and positive thoughts!
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