The past 2 months have been a physical and emotional roll-a-coaster ride, with everything ranging from illness to death in the family. It all started with my father’s health deteriorating. I wanted to do everything I could to treat him, but little did I know that I would lose him in a span of weeks.
My health took a huge toll from my father’s death and the travel to and fro to Palakkad, for my Dad's last rites, in the flooding monsoon rains. What started as a bout of cough and fever, that I thought was due to exposure to multiple shifts in climate; and few lumps found during the initial examination, lead the doctor to believe I might have TB and cancer. Then started the trail of diagnostic tests and medication list.
I visit with doctors at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Centre, for my diagnosis and treatment. The Biopsy reports have indicated multiple diagnosis, making it difficult to pin point what was causing my health to detoriate. Doctors are still working towards figuring out why I am drastically losing weight, (even after starting TB medication), what is causing lumps & lesions and why my Hemoglobin count was extremely low. Doctors suspect it could also be Sarcoidosis (an autoimmune disorder), that would require lifestyle changes alongside medication. The doctors are waiting on my gene test report, requested after my biopsy report, to confirm this.
Until now, I have spent close to about Rs. 70000, all towards the diagnostic tests including Biopsy, CT Scan, MRI and multiple blood tests. Too many life-altering events in a short span of time, has left me drained physically,mentally and financially too. Being unwell has also hindered my ability to run my business. I had to borrow the funds needed so far for the tests from family members.
At this point all I want is to live a stress free, healthy life with my 3.5 year old child and husband. All this has not just impacted us, but have been impacting my son the most mentally.
Doctors estimate that I would need Rs.200,000.00, at-the-least, for future diagnosis and planned treatment. I need help from my family, friends and peers, to cover the cost of the tests and treatments.
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