For four months now I have known, that I have pancreatic cancer. I also have a loving family, plans for the future and only one dream – to survive. This diagnosis usually is a death sentence. Only few people survive this illness. I have been through a very complex and painful operation. Now I am undergoing a demanding chemotherapy treatment. I need your help to continue fighting the cancer.
Everything started four months ago, in May 2019. I suffered from severe gastrointestinal pain and other symptoms, which lead to a hospitalization, and further diagnostic has shown that the reason for my symptoms was cancer in the pancreas. I knew what it meant, but I wasn´t ready to give up, I wanted to live! I went through a Whipple procedure, an operation in which surgeons removed a part of the stomach and pancreas, the gallbladder and duodenum. Some lymph nodes also had to be removed, as the histopathology showed that the cancer has spread there. The surgeons have insured me though, that they were able to remove all cancerous tissues.
Photo: “help me beat cancer and live”
After the operation there was only little improvement. Daily strong pains in the tummy, problems with digestion, constant weight loss – that´s what my everyday looks like now. I also have a chemotherapy every two weeks, and side effects from that contribute to my daily problems.
Unfortunately, that wasn´t the end. A CT scan a month after the operation showed a possible spread of the cancer to the liver. Now I am awaiting another control, which will show if the chemotherapy is having any effect.
To improve my chances for beating the cancer I want to start a treatment with intravenous vitamin C. This is supposed to stop the spread of cancer and also combat the side effects of chemotherapy. It is a supportive treatment, but that´s what my body needs right now. I am still facing a long and exhausting battle for my life.
If the coming control confirms liver metastasis, I would like to undergo further treatment with CyberKnife, a modern technology that can remove metastases.
I don´t want to die, and I will do anything to stay alive. My granddaughter is still very young, and I want to live to see her grow up. I don´t want her to only remember her grandma from the pictures… I want to be with her and with my children. Please help me beat cancer!