A little background about my mom and our life...... My mom beat breast cancer almost 10 years ago and after fighting cancer with chemo and radiation she had what doctors call chemo brain and started having lots of difficulty remembering things. Within a few years after beating breast cancer they diagnosed her with dementia. We have been working through the memory struggles these past year's and now my mom has been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer which has traveled to her liver and her bones. She is in lots of pain and given 2- 6ms to live.
It all started when she started to complain about her lower back pain and loss of appetite. My sister took her to the doc and they said it was more than likely her sciatic nerve causing the pain and to come back in 3 weeks if pain doesn't go away.... so we waited 3 weeks and I took her back to the ER for a better diagnosis and thats when they discovered the spot on her lung, liver and several areas of her bones. We were devastated to hear the news of stage 4 cancer and still are so broken by the news. They basically said she is to weak for chemo and just to enjoy life while we can.
My mom has always worked her ass off to ensure we had everything we needed maybe not all that we wanted but her childrens needs were always her top priority. I have a handicap brother who well let's just say my mom and him are just the best of friends. Her love and patience through the years truly amazes me. A mothers love is truly unconditional and we do not want to let her go. To watch her deteriorate so fast has been truly heartbreaking but she wants to fight it and tells me all the time "Well I beat Cancer before the doctors could be wrong. They don't know what they are taking about lol" Hope so is all we can say.
I know many of you have been exactly where I am and I really considered not even doing this campaign because many people I have known have gone through it or going through it but the cost are overwhelming and we are draining our money just to pay for care that is not covered with insurance. She also never wanted to be cremated but now that funds are low she tells us we can just cremate her because we would not have enough for a funeral so we will see where this goes and maybe she can live out her life peacefully and well taken care of with your help and have a funeral if we can make that happen.
I appreciate everyones help during this time and all the love and support.
- SANDI CARMOUCHE-WALTON
- Catherine Kelley
- Kayti Butler
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- Dianna Martinez
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