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Please Help Me

I realised i had cancer on March 14, 2009, when I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma is a very rare and very aggressive form of bone cancer. My life changed drastically within the period of about a week.

I had limb-salvage surgery, where they replaced all the bone that had been affected by cancer with metal. The biggest physical challenge was relearning how to walk and run and move my body. The muscles that maybe were used for one thing are a little bit different after surgery, so you’re having to modify what's happening within your own body and think about movement in terms of the small processes that come together to make one big movement.

I couldn’t look at my scar for two or three weeks after my surgery. I think because it felt like it wasn’t part of my body yet. After I decided that it was okay and that I was going to embrace it on certain terms, it wasn’t long after that I started being pretty flamboyant about it in public and wearing skirts and shorts and seeing it as something that made me different and special, not different and weird.

I went from swimming competitively to not being able to do anything on my own. I think that loss of control either makes you want to fight a lot harder to get back or it makes you give up. You have to make the choice. I honestly think that so much about survivorship is just being focused on what you are doing and moving forward in that, and being stubborn and wanting something and working for it really hard.

right now, am waiting to have surgery that would be feel better, i need financial support from you. i am a single mother of three. am finding it difficult to feed my kids and myself. when i told my ex about the cancer, he just left me a day before our wedding. please help me. am down on my knees begging. right now i need like $20,000 for the surgery but i was told i can pay a down payment of $10,000. i have been able to save up to $6000. please, help me i have no insurance or a way to collect a loan. please i need your help. pleaseeeeeeeee.

 

ckent28 ckent28 31-35, F Jan 6, 2010

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