Round 4 Jessie's Fight for Survival

I have been fighting cancer and it's complications for over 20 years. In 1994  while recovering from ovary removal surgery I noticed a lump under my left arm pit.After a few doctor's visits I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The lymphoma had affected my spleen so it was surgically removed and I had to complete a regiment of Chemotherapy. I remained in remission until 2005 then the lymphoma returned and I had to do another regiment of chemotherapy.
 
After these bouts with cancer I was again diagnosed with cancer(an aggressive form of Multiple Myeloma) on December 2,2013. Once again I had to complete a regiment of Chemotherapy which did not kill all of the cancer cells. Therefore, on August 5, 2014 I underwent an autologous stem cell transplant. After the transplant I was afflicted with two infections that required hospitalization. Recently test results revealed that I am still not cancer -free,so I once again have to complete another regiment of chemotherapy and I may need to undergo another autologous stem cell transplant. I continue to rely on my faith and I am keeping a positive outlook in spite of having to endure pain from illness related symptoms, medication and the chemotherapy I am receiving now.

An educator for over 20 years, I had to relinguish my duties from the vocation I love and have a passion for as a result of complications from the variety of illinesses. Not being able physically to perform the duties of a teacher was devestating to me because I loved and enjoyed teaching children where I watched them learn and grow mentally, physically and socially.
Despite numerous ailments, my attempts  to acquire disability funding have yet to yeild results. I am fortunate to have medical insurance, but there are unpaid medical bills and other living xpenses that I am unable to pay.
I need help to be able to financially take care of myself, my medical and living expenses. I also need a caregiver to help me do my household chores , do cooking for me  when I don't feel like cooking for myself ,and go with me to my many doctor appointments

I greatly appreciate any assistance that anyone will give me.

I am continuing to keep the faith that my fight to survive this bout of cancer will be successful. My oncologist has increased my chemotherapy treament to every week. Although I am nauseated and tired I continue to fight with all my strength to beat this cancer.Some days I get depressed ,but I know with God's help I can and will be victorious.
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Organizer

Jessie Turner 
Organizer
Georgia, GA
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