"Two years ago, he kept complaining of abdominal pain. Initially, we thought it was just gastritis and neglected it. After two months, the pain was intolerable. He went to a doctor by himself and showed. After an endoscopy, the doctor told us that it was stomach cancer. They gave us two days to decide. We had to remove the entire stomach as a large area had been affected."
"So, we went ahead with the surgery. He had a feeding tube and other tubes inserted to compensate for the loss of the stomach. After six months he went through chemotherapy. Then a PET Scan was done which showed good improvements and he was on oral medication from then onward."
In October 2016, Vincent began to complain of shoulder pain. Upon a consult, he was diagnosed with a Vitamin deficiency. However, his condition seemed to deteriorate even after the treatment. After several consults and investigations, results finally showed that his cancer had metastasized to the bone.
Vincent needs chemotherapy for the second time to fight this disease and banish it. The cost estimated for this treatment is around Rs. 3 lakhs. Jocelyn has already spent over Rs. 3L for the previous surgery, post-op treatment, and chemo, to cover the costs that do not fall under the insurance. She took an advance on her salary at the hospital and is now out of options to fund this treatment.
"I told Vincent not to go to work after his first diagnosis. Since then, I have been taking care of my parents and husband. I have done my best but my financial situation is not allowing me to do what is necessary to keep my husband alive right now."
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