i was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer in oct. 2013. my dr gave me six months to live. he sent me on my way home to die with my morphine. i refused to take it. and i won't take it until i'm writhing in pain on my death bed. i wanted to give up, but i didn't. i did a full body cleanse. with the support and help of friends, i was encouraged to take natural supplements/vitamins. i felt really good for a while. i decided to get a second opinion. i got the call the wednesday before thanksgiving, i had been diagnosed with stage 3 liver cancer. my next steps were to go in and have my lymph nodes tested to see if it's spread to stage 4. i've put it off due to finances. i didn't want to be selfish, i wanted my kids to at least have one gift for christmas and food and lights over their heads. i just wanted to wait until the holidays were over to get more bad news to be honest. then january came. my car is inoperable with no money to repair it. no money to make my co-pays at the dr. $50 per specialist. and each time i'm admitted into hospital for the biopsies it's $100. it's money i simply do not have. i was blessed by a group of friends to make a donation to pay for my follow up. i went for lymph node biopsy tuesday 2/11/14. i'm awaiting my results. but i also have to have my liver biopsied, regardless of lymph node results. i really wanted to get a 3rd and final opinion at the cancer center of america in atlanta ga. if i'm able to raise this money. it would be a blessing for not only me, but my family. i want to be here for them as they grow up. it's sad to think that i may not see them become adults, see my future grandchildren, etc. if the first dr is correct, that means i have two months left to live. that's what is on my mind each day i awake. please, if at all possible, please help me get to this treatment center. thank you all so much!
Update: through the help of friends and family I refused initially refused medical treatments and opted for herbal, natural, vitamins. When the kids got out of school, I was to begin treatment. My truck was broken down so I couldn't make it to Atlanta. I received treatment here in Florence. My Dr thought I'd received treatment because my tumor shrunk. It was half the size at original diagnosis. I underwent radiation over the summer. I'm blessed to say... My tumor is gone! ....however, after further testing, they've discovered another tumor near my gall bladder. I've refused to go back bc tired from treatments and Dr visits. It's continually draining my bank account and credit. I'm gonna continue my natural regimen I was on before my radiation. Vitamins. Natural foods. I just wanted to give an update. Thank y'all for all the support. Love y'all