Mother of 2 & UCF student battling stage 4 cancer

Hello my name is Lovelyne, i am a mother of two and a UCF student who gave birth to my son in March of 2020. Ever since i was pregnant, i have been experiencing abdominal pain, and i was having severe chest pain. I kept going to the hospital and they gave me the typical treatment and sent me home with prescribed medication. I got a step closer to finding out exactly what it was on Oct 21st, when i returned back to the hospital and they diagnosed me with Gastritis. The Doctor's said there is a lot of trapped gas. They also found inflammation in the lining of my stomach. I went home and they prescribed me  with anti inflammation medication. About a month later as i sat on the couch, having been extremely constipated for a few weeks, i started experiencing excruciating pain in my stomach. The pain became unbearable. I started experiencing chest pain while simultaneously dealing with my abdominal pain. At the time, i was skeptical about returning to the hospital, i wanted to decrease my chances of catching Covid, and did not want to go to the hospital just to be sent home again. I felt as if i was going through a revolving door. That day the choice was taking from me. My Husband was supposed to go to work that day, but he was monitoring me to see if the pain got worse, thankfully he was there. He grabbed my arms and through it over his shoulder, the pain became so critical i dropped on my knees, and for 10 seconds i honestly gave up. I fought back my tears as i felt it trying to pour out of my eyes. My husband got me back up on my feet and said "come on you can do this, we have to get you to the ER". The pain in my stomach felt like a sharp sword covered in fire twisting itself. I live on the second floor, so my husband carefully helped me come down the steps, but we had to move fast cause the pain was growing and we did not know what to expect. The Oviedo Medical Center was 15 min from my house, but if i am going to be honest, i felt like i only had 7 min in me. We got into the car and rushed safely to the hospital. By the time i got to the hospital i started crying uncontrollably. My husband is telling the security to hurry up and get a nurse as soon as possible. The hospital was a bit packed so that didn't make it any better. My husband became extremely inpatient and told the security to hurry up and get a Doctor here as soon as possible. A nurse finally ran out and said they will see us. They got us a room as soon as possible. The pain became agonizing, my blood pressure dropped extremely low along with my hemoglobin. They hooked me up to an IV and shot me up with morphine to reduce the level of the pain. I was finally stable. They started running several test to see exactly what is going on. Hours later the results came back, and the doctor said there is a tumor on the left side of my stomach but at the time they didn't know if the tumor was benign or malignant. The doctor ordered a biopsy to see the results of the tumor. The procedure included a camera that went down my throat and the GI Dr. took a big piece of chunk from the tumor so that he can send to the pathologist to test and see what type of tumor it is. While i was waiting for the results i got a visit from an Oncologist. I was stunned because seeing an oncologist means they have suspected cancer. The oncologist Dr. told me that he already ordered a pet scan and i should not worry because he is just making sure just in case the results came back cancerous. The results came in and the tumor is malignant. Fast forward a month later now i have just been informed after doing an endoscopic ultrasound, the stage is a 4. The news made my knees buckle, i felt weak. My heart sank to my stomach. I broke the news to my mother and she did not take it very well. This battle is opening up old wounds for my family. My mother lost three sisters to  cancer, and my husband lost his mom in 2006 to breast cancer. I am asking everyone to please help me in this fight for fighting for my life. My insurance does not cover every procedure and i will be starting chemo next week. The Dr. is recommending i start immunotherapy and chemo. I need help covering medical expenses, rent and other day to day bills. Anything helps and will be greatly appreciated. Life is not about the battles you go through, but it is about how you respond to the battles you go through. Life will always knock us down but i will never stop getting up. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I love you all and for anyone going through an ordeal like mine or even remotely close. Do not give up, you will get through this and i will keep you in my prayers. #cancersucks

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Lovelyne Salomon 
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