My name is Teresa, I have been a Registered Nurse for over 35 years. I have dedicated my life to caring for others. My world fell apart on 11.30.21 when I was told I have stage 4 Breast Cancer with metastasis to my spine. What made it worse is that the cancer was missed on an MRI done in July of 2021 that my Primary doctor ordered because I had so much pain in my back. The radiology tech knew me because she worked for me for 5 years. I thought it strange when she hugged my after the test. My Primary doctor called me after the test and said, it is only degenerative disc disease and he referred me to a spinal doctor for injections. After receiving 2 very painful injections into the cancer (that no-one bothered to look at), the pain became worse. The I found a mass in my left breast in November, went to my Plastic surgeon, a good friend, who saw the mass and did a biopsy that day. Needless to say, he showed up at my home 3 days later to tell me I had cancer. I was scheduled for an appointment with Moffitt cancer center, a 6 hour drive with a 2 month wait only to be told that I am terminal, they could only treat with palliative care .They only offered immuno therapy which is proven to shorten the life span. I have a strong faith in God. I spent days researching alternative therapies. I found an integrative Oncologist and Nutritionist to help build my plan to live with this Cancer.
I am a Nurse and I still work full time because none of my care is covered by my insurance. I have never been sick, always ate well and thought I took care of myself. I lost my only son 6 years ago at age 34 and left a very abusive marriage. I finally found a good mane in 2020, then the world fell apart with COVID. I helped all my family members that lost their jobs. I had to file bankrupt in 2021 as the bills and caring for others was too much to handle, now I have cancer and noone to turn to for help. I did a Go Fund me account but everyone is struggling so that helped for less than 2 moths expenses.
My first great grand child will arrive in August. I pray to live long enough for him to know me and remember me, My out of pocket expenses is over 3000 per month for Doctor, treatments, supplements, testing and clean food . I cannot get help from the government because i am not 300% below poverty line. I am pleading with anyone who can help. I have a list of of my regimen below. I pray God will touch your heart. Any amount will help and be so appreciated. I dont know how much longer I can work. I have solf everything I own of value except my home as it is all I have left. God Bless and Thank you for listening