Angela Lozada funeral funds

Our mother, Angela, was diagnosed with Pseudomyxoma peritonei at the age of 38. Her fight began with a surgery to remove her appendix for what was supposed to be appendicitis. The surgeon realized the mucus had spread to the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, colon. The first complication was that during the surgery a nerve was pinched in her leg and when she tried to get up and could not use her right leg. She needed physical therapy to get the leg moving back to normal. After 6 months her cancer returned and we tried surgery again, along with chemotherapy for a similar type of cancer because her cancer is rare and there are no known medications or solutions other than surgery. She was allergic to the chemo and would stop breathing and break into hives. She developed allergies for Aleve and Advil when she tried to take them for pain she broke out into hives. More surgeries came after a year and a half of being cancer free. Her surgeries lead to complications that lead to more surgeries to fix her complications. Some of them were fistulas in her lungs, her lungs would fill with fluid, fistulas in the colon and bladder which lead to stool coming from the vagina which led to infections. She’s had to be quarantined because of her infections. She was put into a coma for about a month and intubated. During this time she was in the hospital from December 1st to March almost April and had to live with two drains attached to her for the fistulas were not closing. After she got better, and her drains removed she was fine by June but had to go back into surgery because she got an infection in her bladder. the goal of this surgery was to try and close a fistula she had in the bladder. At this point the doctor realized her cancer had returned but I.T was growing slowly so their main focus was to close the fistulas but her organs have been through too much trauma and the surgery did more harm than good. She had to go in for 2-3 more surgeries after that totaling 25 surgeries over 7 years of fighting. The surgeon had no choice but to leave her stomach cut open and attach a vacuum to her stomach to drain the fluids and blood. Eventually the incision had gotten smaller and she is now living with an ostomy bag on her stomach and a catheter because her stool and urine mix together and sometimes leak into the stomach area causing infections that keep coming back worse every time. She has fever and pain and her ostomy bag keeps opening and won’t stay attached to her stomach because of the way her skin had scarred after so many surgeries. She’s been living with a diaper because her bladder has spasms which causes her to urinate on herself. We have to connect her To a saline drip that goes into her bloodstream for electrolytes because she cannot move around on her own. She is being fed through a TPN that goes directly into her pick line because the food she eats doesn’t give her enough of the vitamins she needs to replace everything that comes out of her stomach. Her fever usually stays around 103-104 when she has one. Her heart rate during infection is anywhere from 130-180. She has chosen to no longer receive antibiotics the next time she has an infection. She is battling one currently but at any point she can decide to stop being treated for this one. The doctors say that her infection seems to be coming back every 2-4 weeks and if this one goes away we have weeks before the next one comes back and a matter of days before she passes. We ask now all of our friends and family and anyone else to help us raise money for her funeral expenses to have a proper wake and service. Otherwise we cannot afford to give her a service she deserves. This will also help us as a family get a head start on the bills because she was in charge of the expenses. My sister, father and I️ have to start our lives from scratch when this happens. Any sort of support will help. Thank you.








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    • $100 
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Organizer

Stephanie Lozada 
Organizer
Hicksville, NY
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