No one wanted to face the fact the she had to go through this. As my sister and I told my grandma, “good luck” and reassured her everything would be okay, we all new how dangerous this surgery was. My grandmother was operated on in Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the doctor said she would be fine, but as time went on we found out that she wasn’t going to be fine. The day of the surgery, I came home from school to hear that something had happened during surgery. The doctor told my family that my grandmother had become septic which forced a second surgery and a move to the intensive care unit (ICU) for three weeks, where she had to be put on life support.
Her mother still had to recover for a couple days in Alaska from her emergency caesarian. After arriving at the Seattle Children’s Hospital she was rushed into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. At first the doctors were talking about Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which is doctor speak for, “brittle bone disease.” So no one was allowed to hold her at all for a couple of days. Since then they’ve diagnosed her with Arthrogryposis, which is a doctor word for extremely stiff joints, and Hypotonia, extreme muscle weakness. On top of all of that we discovered that Charlee had suffered two small strokes during her birth, which the doctors say is common and may hav... ... middle of paper ... ...r her, and immediately Charlee’s face transformed.
She has had cancer for five years, she has been on a roller coaster of good and bad days since her diagnosis. She is tired. She has requested to participate in Assisted Suicide but, unfortunately, in the state that she lives in, it is illegal. Her daughter visits her in the hospital every morning before she goes to work and seeing her daughter cry while seeing her mother in pain and
I had cried myself to sleep that night, wondering if she is going to make it or not. I have 6 siblings, 4 brothers, two sisters, not including me. Luckily it was just the first stage of cancer, she was able to have surgery and Chemotherapy done. During therapy the antibiotics that were given were strong. She had a rash on her arm, lost a great amount of hair, and was in pain the whole time.
Rebecca admits to Lorraine Brazier, her friend Graham's wife, that if it was not for her son she probably would not fight as hard for her life(Perl,1995). Two days after the transplant, Rebecca is back in the hospital because her heart rate reached 190 beats per minute. Since it is unknown what may have caused her heart rate to increase the doctors decide they are not going to treat the condition. Four days after Rebecca's transplant she is diagnosed with RSV and she was isolated. She had to be on a machine and wear a mask for eighteen hours a day.
One morning four months after she was diagnosed we had to go to our local hospital in forest because she was vomiting blood. They were waiting to transfer her to Jackson because her oxygen levels were low. After her oxygen levels came up I decided to go home because I did not want to sit in Jackson all day and I had a date. I told her my goodbyes and told her I would see her later. After my boyfriend dropped me off at home my parents were frantic.
Nonetheless, when the doctors did her hernia surgery they had to remove scar tissue at that time as well. Due to this situation, my mother ended up bed ridden for a few months. Before my mother was so ill that she had to be put on bed rest, she suffered for several months with the pain of her scar tissue. Somehow, she pushed through it like a veteran at war; she did not give up until all her strength was
With family support, she went through intense chemotherapy treatment, where she responded positively, and was cancer free for four years. But during a regular screening last year, the doctors found another cancerous tumor affecting her left side breast. For all of us as a family, the news was a shock, because we all thought that it will not re-occur again. She started the fighting journey again, and until this date she is going through treatment, and with our support we hope that she defeats this illness. This experience I went through made me question the effectiveness of chemotherapy used to treat cancer, the pharmacology of the drugs used, and how we ca... ... middle of paper ... ...alysis methods.
I lost five ponds in two four weeks due to that illness. My mom, bought a ticket for us and flew me back home immediately the doctor told her we needed to stay for four days. This singular act of love and care, that she showed me during that moment of a life threatening sickness, uncovered a lot about her disposition and values, I had never seen prior to that time. She is an ordinary woman, but she has done extraordinary things that even made me wonder at her strengths and capabilities. She inspires everybody she comes in contact with.
Elaine was a vibrant wife, mother of six, and grandmother. She was extremely health conscious going in on a yearly basis for her regular mammogram when unexpectedly she was told she had a cyst in her breast. Thinking nothing of it, Elaine scheduled to have the cyst removed on the advice of her doctor as a precautionary measure. This was the beginning of a very unfortunate turn of events for Elaine and her family. As it turned out, this “simple cyst” was actually breast cancer.