I was diagnosed with Stage 3b Ovarian Cancer in June 2017. I had a full hysterectomy and a bowel resection because my tumors had spread outside of my ovaries. Upon examining my ovarian tissue, the Pathologist could see abnormal fibers consistent with the ingredients in baby powder that many women sprinkle in their undergarments for freshness purposes.
After 8 weeks of post-op recovery, I began chemotherapy treatments in August 2017. But shortly after that, I lost my job. I have been out of work since, and now I must vacate my apartment because I have gone through my savings to pay my lingering medical bills.
Cancer does not run in my family. I have lived a healthy lifestyle, and am very sad this happened to me. As of today, I am clear of new tumors, but am told this cancer could return within a few years. I am praying it doesn't!
Your help, no matter how small, would be a blessing to me.
P.S. Please don't hold it against me that I am still a Cubs fan! I am originally from Chicago, but have lived in Denver since the 1990's. GO ROCKIES! :)
- Pamela Nielsen
- Laurel Malenke
- Joel Egelman