Touresa vs Cancer

Hello, I am Touresa Vang.

I like to do a fund raising for my cancer.

Here's my story.

I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I had a phone call from my specialist doctor Virk around 4pm on August 31st about my labs.
My specialist couldn't get me admitted to UC Davis medical hospital soon as possible. Plus, it was already to late. Sacramento traveling to Marysville, around 4pm all offices be closed by the time I get there. So the specialist had me wait after labors day weekend to get a hospital room on a week day.
Since, treatment started I been on chemo every Saturday.

From that day on my life changed dramatically.
The best thing was I finally got answers to all my questions. Reasons why I feel the way I do feel when I'm sick. It makes sense now after all these years why I go through so much symptoms on the daily. People took it as a joke or they thought I was just being dramatic and lazy.
I always knew there was something that was wrong with me.

The cancer:
It's is a fast moving cancer in my body spreading and this cancer has no stage. But when the cancer takes over my body and my life, I feel very drained, no energy, or life insight.
Every time I had the energy to go do things, I'm gone with the wind. Sitting by the beach where my heart is.

How I been feeling:
I haven't been sleeping right, I'm in so much pain. It hurts to move and I can't even sleep Because all I feel is pain.
I haven't had a appetite. But what I do eat more are cucumbers, Avocado, grapes, and watermelon. Otherthan that, whatever, I eat doesn't want to go down then, I'll start to feel like nausea, fatigue and as if imma vomit.

Fighting the challenge:
I am pushing my limit to win my life back, continue to eat, walk as much as I can, & I'm writing letters to people to keep busy, fun activities of creative crafts. Eventhough I been restless and in pain due to steroids and chemo lol makes me feel crazy being up at 3-6am.

My break down:
I took a shower and my hair was just falling off as my tears runs down my face. I am slowly loosing my self and confidences. The same week my grandmother who I grew up around as a child had also passed away on Sept 1st. She's been sick, but yet has such a strong soul. I didn't think she was leaving us any time soon. I won't be able to go say my good byes since I'm still in the hospital. There's no release time for me to be able to go home.

Treatment plan:
The cancer is %50 in me. The 95% are cancer from my blood then the rest of the blood is mine. If the chemo doesn't help me afterwards middle of Oct then the last choice is to have a bone marrow transplant.
The chemo was be a two year of recovery, but for bone marrow transplant itself would take 10 years.

The money will go towards:
I just started a gofundme to help with a pump monitor for my diabetes instead of always poking my fingers. The cost will be up to 400-600. My medical wilI not cover it.

Secondly, I will need dentures or surgery for some fake teeth when all the teeths falls out due to the chemo. The reason of this are my gum, teeth, and inside of my mouth became numb. The teeth became sore, sensitive, and painful when I chew. I also lost appetite, plus the food I do eat comes up back, there's time I'll feel like fainting, vomiting, or nauseated.

The automatic wheel chair:
I won’t be the same anymore. I won’t have the energy like I used to. I became very tired, fatigue, and I lost interest in a lot of things I used to do. I can barely walk far now. I end up falling, shaking, or fainting. I became so weak. I hate it!
I need to raise money for a automatic wheel chair. I know they are expensive. But I will user the money for it. As for my days I been trying every other to walk but I get tired fast and I am fighting for my life every day of my life to live and be able to walk with no problem. I know automatic wheelchair isn’t cheap but I have get one so I can do chores, go food shopping, go outside for air, so I won’t feel like a person being in straight jacket being kept in all the time.

The side affects:
I would also need surgery for my eyes because of chemo & diabetes had already affected my vision dramatically, I feel like the three blind mice.
The most important thing, I will need to buy would be a automatic wheelchair since I will no longer have the energy like I used to because all these chemo and medication, Im taking. All the medicine has it’s side effects. But chemo I’m on is the strongest one to help kill the cancer in my body, blood, and the cancer in my brain. So I’m starting to forget people or memory.
Its been hard for me because I have not worked since December 28th of 2017, I have multiple times of fainting spills. I'm also anemic losing blood in my stool due cancerous Polyps and I feel fatigued all the time. The cancer in my brain can cause to lose memory or damage my brain from chemo or the cancer.

Reasons why I always sleep or be on the go:
I'm always sleeping when I'm home, my parent would just think that I'm being lazy, really I didn't know that I had cancer all along, I had no proof. I was always weak or fatigue. But whenever I have the energy to do things, I'm gone with the wind afterwards being hospitalized, sick, and feeling pain all over my body. I never mentioned it to anyone, I didn't think it was important because I had no proof.
I won't be able to drive until I get better. The only thing I can do is got to my doctor's appointment then home. I can have visitors but you can't be sick or have bad hygiene and last you have to wear a mask to see me.
Overall, it would mean a lot to me if you check out, and considered donating or sharing it on your Facebook timeline! Even $5 donation will help me get closer to my goal. Thank you for considering.
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Touresa Vang 
Marysville, CA
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