In 2008, Mama, Emma Emflorigo was diagnosed with Stage II-B Colorectal Cancer. After six cycles of chemotherapy, surgery (Abdominoperineal Resection and TAHBISO), and 30 days of radiation, my mom was able to beat the big C. Nine years and counting she is cancer-free.
Last month though, we are faced with yet another battle. She had to undergo a major surgery and this time on her small intestine.
In October, she was complaining about a pain on her buttocks when she sits or sleeps. We have consulted her doctors and she was given medications. The prescriptions worked, as she was no longer in pain and the swelling had subsided. However, on her last day of medication, she was in agonizing pain that she could not even sit or lay down and preferred to just stand up.
After ER consult on November 14, she was advised to be admitted. After series of tests, doctors said that not only she has cellulitis but also a fistula was noted in her CT scans. The infection/abscess had progressed so they had to conduct surgery as soon as possible, which happened on November 18. After cutting off the affected portion of the intestine, doctors have opted to do an Ileostomy.
Now, my mama has two bags on her tummy. One for the colostomy and another for the Ileostomy.
I am thankful that even at 68 years old, she was able to survive the surgery and is on her way to recovery.
Surviving this requires huge amount of money, as the medical bills have skyrocketed. On behalf of my mom and being her only child, I am pleading and knocking on people’s hearts for help with her medical bills and expenses.
My Mama and I will forever be grateful to our family and friends who have extended their support and prayers during this challenging time.
Thank you so much.
BDO Savings Account
Account Number: 002880175514
Account Name: Joy Anne Imelda Emflorigo