Hi my Name is Maria Brumley I am 37 yr old mother of three and a stepmom of two. I have been married to my husband Colby Brumley for three years. I am a CNA at heart but due to the strain on the body being a CNA for 16 years I went back to school and became a medical assistant. Until recently I work two jobs along with my husband to help support our family and save money for a jaw surgery for our daughter, which is scheduled for March.
Starting at the beginning of November I began to feel ill and of course went to the doctor. With my symptoms my physician suspected my gallbladder was to blame. I was sent for an ultrasound and determine that my gallbladder needed to be removed but also noticed two masses on my liver. At first my surgeon did not seem concerned with the two masses, suggesting possible abscess. While having my gallbladder removed the surgeon did take a biopsy of the two masses on my liver. While at home recovering I began to have cold chills, fever and a lot of pain. Returning to the hospital the surgeon determined I had had an infection where my gallbladder was removed. Also while in the hospital I was informed that my liver biopsy had come back and that it was cancerous. I was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors or carcinoid tumor‘s. A rare slow growing cancer that can arise in several places throughout the body. Carcinoid Tumors secret hormones and other chemicals causing a range of complications. At this point the two carcinoid tumor’s in my liver are the only tumors that we know of. I’m scheduled for PET scan CT scans EGD and colonoscopy to locate any and all other tumors. I am told Carcinoid tumor’s do not originate in the liver and so my oncologist is taking all means necessary to find where the tumors have originated from. At this point surgery is the first step. Once all the tumors are found, efforts will be made to remove as many as possible . If not all tumors can be removed other treatment will be discussed.
Since the beginning of November I have not worked. Had one surgery already been hospitalized twice and now have a lot of test and scans.
My family and I had exhausted our savings to pay for what has already happened and need your help for what is to come. Not only do I not know what lies ahead for me.I don’t know what lies ahead for my daughter and her surgery as well. If your read our story and are unable to donate we ask for your prayers. Please pray for strength and understanding for my family to get through this difficult time. Thank you so very much.
Truly Thank You
Maria and Family
- Jen Ballentine
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- Jozelyn Morales
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