Trip to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix

Hi My name is Sheila.

In 2011 i was Diagnosed with a mass on my thyroid.  My doctor sent me to a ENT surgeon to have a biopsy and to have my thyroid removed. He refused to do a biopsy and remove my thyroid. He told me he wanted to watch it and see how it grows. He told me that thyroid cancer was the best kind of cancer to get and he wasn't concerned because its slow growing. 

Now 7 years later i still haven't had a biopsy or had it removed. I've seen 3 surgeons and several doctors and have several ultrasounds and ct scans. It has now spread to both sides of my thyroid and now is also in the middle section of my thyroid.  It is now blocking my windpipe and is causing problems with my breathing and my voice.

I no longer have faith in my doctors here in Oklahoma. I have taken the step to go to the Mayo clinic for a biopsy and they have agreed to remove my thyroid as well.  

My mother had her thyroid removed when she was 35 because of cancer.  

My latest ct scan and xrays have noted that they saw some spots on my shoulder where i had surgery a couple of years ago and put that its possible multi myeloma.  I also have several lymph nodes through out my body that are enlarged.  I have had 38 ct scan in one year do to having 7 surgeries, blood transfusions and iron infusions because of my organs shutting down after having gastric surgery that i had complications from. 

I was also diagnosed with a mass in my left lung that has been biopsy and came back inconclusive. They are also watching that. I also tested positive for histoplasmosis which i was on antibiotics for that.

My goal is to go to the Mayo clinic to get answers. I want to live a healthy life. I have spent 193 days in the hospital in 2015 and i just want to take my life back. I'm no longer able to live a healthy. I'm out of breath all the time. I'm tired no energy and i'm at my wits end with my doctors.

I'm having massive issues with my breathing and my blood pressure from the thyroid issues and i just can not continue to live like this.

Money would go towards treatment, Air fair, hotel and expenses for me while i'm in Phoenix.   If your able to help me with getting to the Mayo clinic it would greatly appreciated.

I really want to fly out in the next 2 weeks to the mayo clinic to start treatment. I'm waiting too see how soon they can get me in. 

Thank you 
love & light


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Sheila Quinn 
Tulsa, OK
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