My story starts on August 22, 2014. I drove myself to the ER. I wasn’t feeling well. My symptoms were vomiting, diarrhea, rapid weight loss, and sweating a lot. I had a CAT scan done, and the doctor said that it was possibly colitis. He referred me to a GI.
I scheduled an appointment to see the GI doctor. He also said that it could possibly be colitis. He then scheduled a colonoscopy for the following week. That is when I found out that I had a 2.5 inch tumor. He did a biopsy to find out if it was cancerous.
Following the colonoscopy, I had another test done. From October 8 though November 14, 2014, I had 28 days of chemo and radiation. On January 21, 2015, I had surgery to remove the cancerous tumor. I am now doing my second round of chemo to clean up any leftover cells.
The reason why I fought is for both of my kids. My son is 23, and my daughter is 11. For my sister, brothers, niece, nephews, my parents and my boyfriend. They are a major part of my fight! But nothing beats this: “My Life Is Worth Fighting For!”
The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.