My mom is a fighter beyond any human being. She survived many obstacles in her life. Becoming a widow with 2 children, surviving and fighting in a war and with all that she was a fighter and a soldier to her daughters.
Last July my mom became suddenly ill. After many days in the hospital we found out she had brain aneurysm, that is blood vessel in the brain that balloon and fill with blood. She had 8 of those. They range in size and 5mm is where they reached maximum and can burst. She had few at and over 5mm and one 8mm. After 6 surgeries including angiogram and 2 open head surgeries on each side she beat it. Her last operation on the right side of her head was in November. We were hopeful as she is stronger than anything. She still has couple small ones that she will monotor for rest of her life. We thought her struggles were over as she had her checkup in December and everything was fine.
In January she couldn't breath, was rushed into ER where she spent 10 gruesome days of testing. She had 3 liters of water in her lungs and 5 liters in her stomach, which was extracted. On the 10th day they said they found cancerous cells in the water they took out.
As scary as that sounds we were hopeful. I mean she has been through a lot. Then the oncology appointment came 3 days after being released from the hospital. On that day our world's shuttered.
My mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Overian Cancer. They said it started 7 months ago and spread throughout her body like fire. She had her first chemotherapy which did not go so well. The water continued to build and she had it removed again. But we are hopeful she will beat this, because she is a fighter.
As children we prepare ourselves for our parents to grow old, for us to take care of them like they did for us, but nothing prepares a child to see their parent struggle at a young age.
My mom is 54 years old, has a husband, 2 daughter's and two grandchildren to live for. Help her fight this disease and relieve her of medical bills, so she can fight this so she can grow old with her family.
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