Cancer Treatment Support Stage 4
I am fighting stage 4 breast cancer. It was originally discovered in March 2017 and had left breast removed. For a short time I had chemo treatment from which I experienced severe bleeding side effects and treatment was then stopped. Was told that then I was cancer free. However, a short time later the port became infected and created sepsis throughout my body and an abscess in my spine that was 3 meters long and I needed emergency spinal surgery. Doctors said had I waited one day longer I would have been permanently paralyzed or I would have died. Both my leg and collar bone had swollen up badly and I all the symptoms listed below.
What is Sepsis:
Sepsis occurs when chemicals released in the bloodstream to fight an infection trigger inflammation throughout the body. This can cause a cascade of changes that damage multiple organ systems, leading them to fail, sometimes even resulting in death.
Symptoms include fever, difficulty breathing, low blood pressure, fast heart rate, and mental confusion.
Treatment includes antibiotics and intravenous fluids.
I spent 3 weeks after the surgery in the hospital recovering. However, the Sepsis was not going away so quickly and I required an additional 6 weeks with a pick-line installed through my right artery.
The following year it was discovered the cancer came back in my lungs as there were lesions'. Then the cancer spread to my spine, blood and bones. Radiation was recommended for a second time on my spine because of another large abscess. The radiation worked however the cancer and radiation weakened the lower L4 vertebrae and a special spinal surgery procedure was encouraged to help support the area. Because of the cancer and various other health conditions I am unable to work and permanently disabled I have tried various medications and presently I am taking Xeloda. I am in continuous cancer treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. I am often at the Magnolia and McKinley locations. however, I do need financial support for food, utilities, along with other treatments that are not covered such as acupuncture, vitamins for nutritional support.
Nutritional Support includes:
Beta Glucan 1,3D
Complete Probiotic by Dr Mercola
Acupuncture $50 per session in my off week x 3
More information to follow.
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I have set up a cancer blog that shows my progress and the people that are helping me to fight this disease.
Thank you for all your support.