Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I am a mother of two beautiful children, 7 and 3 and a wife. In January of this year I asked my doctor about some headaches I was having and some eye pain. He sent me to an optomitrist. After some further tests the doctor believed I might have multiple sclerosis and ordered an MRI. Fortunately I do not have MS. However they found 2 tumors and a cyst. One of these tumors if not removed would cause blindness and other issues given it was behind my left eye. Because it was so close to the eye the surgery took 5 hours. After which I experienced seizures, who wouldnt right!!!! What we found was not expected. I am lucky to have the tumor removed now because it was angry and had its own blood supply. Which could mean it may have spread sooner rather than later.
For those who have not experienced surgery staples are the most interesting part. Well when they are in it is interesting. I looked like frankenstein. Removal on the other hand is not pleasant. Nor is the pain swelling or hallucinations after surgery. But you keep going because living for your kids and seeing them grow is the most important thing.
The other tumor and cyst, well they have to stay put for now and I will have ongoing tests to see if they grow or start causing problems. Why? Because removal of one will mean ongoing hormonal treatment and the other I could lose my memory and motory functions.
I am only just creating this page because I had to get the surgery done quickly and am only just getting the time to write this and ask for your help. Removal of the tumor, tests etc have cost my family a huge amount of money. I am asking and appealing to your kindness to help me and my family with these costs. Every little bit helps and I would like to say a huge thank you in advance for your generousity.
Again thank you and if you could please share my message I would be forever thankful. Although I am asking for help I am quite embarrassed to have to ask for help.
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