I need to fight stage 3 cancer.

July 2, 2017 I went to the emergency room in terrible pain. What they found was a huge tumor wrapped around my appendix and an enormous mass in my abdomen. Stage3 colon cancer they said. Me, an accomplished chef , natural farmer and all around healthy person! No symptoms until the tumor had grown to the size of a grapefruit, my husband Bob and I were in shock. We were ill prepared for what was to come. Major surgery, 30 Staples to close up the gaping hole needed to get inside my body and 15 days in the hospital.
5 months later I find myself still unable to work. Physical therapy is helping but I cannot lift more than ten pounds as they had to remove a fist sized portion of my abdominal muscle. They also had to remove half of my bladder as well as a large section of my intestines and almost all of my female parts. I am lucky to be alive. Unfortunately, the surgery was not enough and while I hovered at 90 pounds the oncologist informed me that even with chemotherapy I only had a 60% chance. Never one to believe that you have to believe everything you hear, I have embarked on my own natural healing path. This is why I am asking for your help. I am on a number of natural protocols and therapies which I will update you on as I progress. I already can walk on my own though the numbness in my abdomen and hip and leg continues. This is one of the many painful side effects from the surgery. My brain still is not working quite right. They tell me it is from the anesthesia and may take a year to completely leave my body. No longer employed, I also find myself without insurance so therapy and check ups are all out of pocket. I have a pile of medical bills that are still rolling in. To all my friends I want to say thank you for all the information and support you have given me. Any help you can give is very much appreciated and makes me glad to still be alive and hopeful of a future. Thank you everyone!

Donations

  • Dianne Belisle 
    • $100 
    • 23 mos
  • Julie Schmitt 
    • $40 
    • 26 mos
  • Dianne Belisle 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Sarah Aiken-Felling 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Tiffany Collier 
    • $30 
    • 27 mos
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Organizer

Martha Hamblin 
Organizer
Eau Claire, WI
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