This is my Grandma Ginny and she has cancer. Please take the time to read her story.
She was feeling sick and couldn’t eat for nearly three weeks and decided to go to the doctor only to find out she had cancer. It turns out that after 28 years, her cervical cancer had returned. Shortly after she went into surgery. It was supposed to be a two hour surgery, but almost 45 minutes into it, the doctor contacted my mom and her siblings. As a nurse, my mom knew it meant one of two things. The surgery was either a complete breeze, or they couldn’t do anything at all. The doctor explained that when he cut her open to begin the surgery, he saw that the cancer had spread into her stomach. It was so bad they couldn’t do anything but stitch her back up.
The doctor wanted her to do one round of chemo, before releasing her to her daughter’s care at home in Williston, ND. She was receiving TPN and lipids, which were the only form of nutrition her body could tolerate After a few days at home she developed a fever. Despite the nonstop care from my mom and her sister, she needed to be flown back to Billings, MT. Her incision had opened. A wound vac was attached to her incision and within three days, the infection was gone. She stayed there for a week and was then transferred to an advanced care hospital for treatment of her would. Within the next two weeks, she’ll be ready for another round of chemo.
Her hair started to fall out, so she shaved it. At first she was making jokes and staying positive about all of it. She’s now starting to become a little self conscious and wants to cover it, which is completely understandable.
There’s this site with tons of hats and scarves. If anyone would be interested in purchasing one and sending it to her, it would help a great deal. As you can imagine, money is really tight between everyone in our family. My mom and her siblings are taking weeks off of work at a time, so she never has to be alone. My grandpa died a few years back, so my mom and her siblings are all she has left. I also set up this funding page if any of you would be interested in donating to her instead.
My grandma is the sweetest person I’ve ever come across. She’s completely selfless. She’ll give you the shirt on her back if you even mentioned a struggle you were facing. Even now with her going through all of this, she’s worried about my mom and her siblings. If they’re doing okay, eating enough, entertained enough. She’s such a quiet and lovely women. She works full time to take care of her and her dog.
Please help and reblog to get the word out. I’m not in the position to do very much for her, but if I can at least get it out there and make it available for others to help, I feel I’m doing my part.
***Please contact me personally for the address, if you’re interested in sending a scarf to her. ***
My mom just called and told me that my Grandma’s basement back home is flooding. There’s now thousands of dollars worth of damage back home waiting for her when she gets home.
I really need all of you to signal boost this for Tasha. Please.