RECTAL Cancer, Stage 3.
This is an appeal for support to her and my family.
Colostomy surgery was done at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore on 23/10/2018
She has been undergoing Radiation from 30/10/2018 at Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre, Bangalore, India, since it takes 1/2 hr from home to reach hospital and the medical insurance is falling short of the huge expenses involved.
Colostomy surgery in October was followed by 31 days of radiation. Another surgery is due in January 2019.
She had constipation problem with pain radiating to left leg from butt and lower back pain. We couldn't diagnose why she was having all these problems, shuttled between many hospitals for past 1 and half year, met many ortho doctors, took all tests, MRI, did physiotherapy but no use. Day and night suffering from severe pain, no sleep, spent lakhs of money for treatment and medicines.
After starting to use colostomy bag, it is leaking frequently, it is mental pressure for her and family to change bag often. Cost of bags, fee for nurse, everything is difficult. Doctors have told it will be permanent colostomy since entire rectum will be removed in upcoming surgery.
My mom and I have not even thought that we will be in this kind of situation suffering with cancer. She has helped many students but now she is suffering from Rectal Cancer.
I am taking care of my mother and have had to give up my job to make myself available for the frequent hospital visits and the nursing care at home .My younger brother, Gokul , is still in school .
I appeal to you to pray for my mother's complete recovery soon and also to come forward , to support my family in whatever way you can .
Doctors are hopeful that with adequate medical support she will make slow and gradual progress.
We have a long medical battle ahead of us and so humbly urge you to help us in this hour of need .
- Sri Krishna M