Marissa Fernandez Healing Debt

2019 wasn’t the easiest year for me I started to year being homeless losing my home... soon after my job and my mother lost hers too. Luckily we had a loving family member take us in soon enough I got a job at Walmart My plan was to use the money I accumulated to save up for my own phone, car and to help my mother out with our new home ‍♀️ Everything started to turn around so I thought... March 28, 2019 I was working at Walmart when all at once I threw up, my bowls released and started my period. I had a huge pain in my abdomen that wouldn’t go away. It was not fun let’s just say I thought maybe I ate something funky during my lunch break. So I continued the rest of my 8hr shift. However after I clocked out I notice the nausea and pain wouldn’t go away. I thought maybe it’s my appendix ☹️( since I already lost my gall bladder) knowing I didn’t have insurance at all I was really desperate and needed some form of relief I couldn’t stand the pain anymore! I begged my mother to take me to Methodist emergency hospital, btw DONT EVER GO THERE. They just said it was good poisoning... So I stayed home didn’t eat a day or two and drank pedialytes. I missed two days of work too. April 2, 2019 I tried to eat. INSTANTLY started to throw up and intense pain we ran back to Methodist hospital. Again... said it was food poisoning I’ve had food poisoning before this wasn’t it! But I took their treatment. They ended up prescribing me medication as usual but one of the medications made me ill so I found out I had an allergy to bactirum. The result I broke out in hives from head to toe and when I say that I really mean head to toe.... Mind you I’m spending my funds on treatment, medication as well as special groceries (electrolyte drinks, soups, crackers, water, anti itch cream, over the counter meds cause nothing really worked at all), but not replenishing the fund since I couldn’t work at all. April 5, 2019 I’ve been missing work, a blessing tho is that we now have a home ❤️. At least I was sick in my own bed now and not the floor. By this point I been throwing my money in a black whole not helping my situation at all. I tried to eat something ... The 24 hrs or pain and throwing up began. Fortunately I had my boyfriend Richard Garcia to take me to University emergency room. The doctored needed to run more tests on me but since I didn’t have insurance they didn’t wanna bill me too much... So I got sent home at this point I realized I needed insurance and fast cause whatever is happening is killing me it felt like. I couldn’t even stand up at this point. SO I started to long painful process of getting on Carelink. Carelink is a lovely payment program that is only acceptable at university it was the answer to my problems. I just needed insurance this process should’ve taken 2 weeks.... boy life didn’t have that plan. Turns out since I moved my ID wasn’t valid for registration. So I had to do more paper work. 2 weeks I thought... it took the whole month of April to get insurance. Mind the whole month of April... I didn’t eat I didn’t leave my bed I didn’t leave my home I couldn’t eat I couldn’t stand up I couldn’t even work Leading to me losing my job my only source of income and funds for medical care and medicine I went to the emergency room multiple times didn’t get any relief at all it became routine at this point... I tried to eat 24 hrs of pain and throwing up insured I either go to the hospital (they would just give me pain meds, fluids and potassium) Or I stay home cry, deal with the pain and throw up This was my new life of being sick I was losing my body mass quickly! May came around still waiting to be on Carelink still going to the hospital still starving. At this point I was nauseous at even the smell of anything. May 10, 2019 I finally get the call I’m in the system I spent the whole day making calls for appointments I wouldn’t see my primary till July ☹️ so I requested if I can find something sooner I explained my situation and the women helped and got me an appointment May 20th I took it ❤️ Anything was a blessing at this point. I still went to the emergency room several times I lost count. Finally I see a doctor at ada university hospital. He noticed this lump on my chin. Mind you I lost a lot of weight I used to weigh 280 pounds and now I weighed 180. I thought the lump on my chin was my double chin but he touched it and it was hard to the touch I didn’t even notice anything physically with me cause I thought all the problems would be internal. He scheduled an endoscope and scans of my whole body especially my chin which were scheduled all throughout June... So I went through June the 24 hrs of throwing up and pain ... even on my 4 year anniversary ☹️ I even started throwing up on the way home from our outing. At this point I couldn’t eat I couldn’t stand I couldn’t even smile anymore... I was losing a grip at this point... I just kept praying and kept begging god the universe something gotta give I needed answers I haven’t ate at months at this point My diet consisted of cracker and water. Mid June I saw the doctor again with the results of my scans of my chin. Turned out I had cancer in my chin... I was scared shitless everyone else cried for me my family terrified. But I simply couldn’t cause one I was severely dehydrated from throwing up everyday, but second I was tired of crying I needed to start fighting. Last time I checked I couldn’t fight with tears in my eyes. Still in June I met with an ENT Doctor who was gonna take out the cancer through surgery but the date for it was August 12th So I waited and prayed for strength Still throwing up everyday and endless pain. I lost so much sleep at this point July 7,2019 I had to the got to the er immediately. At this point I had nothing in my system I began to become incoherent thank god i FINALLY get hospitalized ❤️ I don’t remember too much of when I got hospitalized all I know was that one moment I was In the er waiting room the next thing I knew I had 2 IVs in each arm. They started out by taking samples of the lump liquid and solid which hurt like a mother- But for the first time in a long time I was able to eat. I never realized that a sandwich could make me cry ❤️ Celebrating was short cause two days later I had a seizure So now I am epileptic, which totally throws a my driving dreams to the trash But hey I’m still alive and finally eat. It’s all about the blessings in life 7 days later I’m out of the hospital just waiting for August 12th No problems a seizure here and there but still praying and now finally smiling ❤️ I just have one more surgery due on October 23rd... so I’m out of work till pretty much of late November. On this day they will be taking out my thyroid so cancer won’t have a chance to come back ever again... or at least that’s the plan. But why do I need your help. Well I still can’t work I’m not cleared too... I can’t even drive either so getting to appointments is harder. Everything is piling up, medical bills, regular bills, medicine cost money, my student loan, and I am having problems making ends meet when it comes to basic things such as soap, food, other things... Even if you don’t donate it would mean the world that you could share this and help me get my life back. Many night I would spend crying well not anymore I have to do something I’ve been selling my own belongings but I’m running out of stuff someone suggested this well see what happens ❤️ Thank you and ps. Please check double chins apparently cancer likes chins Sorry I have a dark sense of humor

Donations

  • Damion High 
    • $200 
    • 11 mos
  • Hope Cantu 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Rebekah Gonzales 
    • $10 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 11 mos
  • Jorge Garcia 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
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Organizer

Marissa Fernandez 
Organizer
San Antonio, TX
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