Hello, I'm Teri
Cancer is a devastating interruption to our lives. So many are lucky to never deal with this affliction. Others get it – fight – and are lucky enough to win. Others have a less positive outcome.
Times are tough I know, and there are no more traditional options for me and many concerning cancer as the surgery route has been exhausted by so many afflicted individuals.
I trust as you read through my story, you’ll think about all those suffering and as you can help me and others through this site, remember you’re not just giving a dollar or two, you’re saving lives. People need options and opportunities and it’s the faith in their God and the love of people like you who are making a difference in the everyday lives of people like me.
People who want to be productive, positive, and participating. People who want only to live a healthy and happy life with family and friends, and in return help others through the trials in their own lives. Thank you!
My story is simple. And harsh. With God’s help, I’ve made tremendous successes through years of the battle. With so many steps along the way, it’s been an education as well as a struggle but life continues and it’s important to me that others understand the life of a cancer patient.
The Battles Begin
Today I am starting an even better attitude.
I reject the stage four label for my cancer and my life. I need exciting creativity and energy from the medical world. I need the medical world to see me as someone who can truly survive and thrive. I refuse to be compliant and peacefully die. I choose to live and I only want to work with health care professionals that can help me do that! I have stage four non-small cell lung cancer.
If I come to your office or your seminar and tell you my diagnosis, please don’t give me the puppy dog sad face. Get excited and give me something I can use to stay alive.
I am not in denial of anything but do not but much faith in the “stages or statistics”. I think I will put myself in stage H for Hope and then after my next CT scan it will be, F for faith! I am always trying to keep a positive attitude as that in itself is very powerful medicine.
WORDS ARE SO POWERFUL AS WELL AS OUR THOUGHTS!
WITH GOD – THERE’S NO TRUTH IN THE DR’S OUTCOME!!!
The Long Road
This is very rare to have 4 cancers in 3 years ! The Dr’s have never seen this. They only know that my cancer cells have a lightning speed they have never seen. I need to try my best to stop or at least slow them down!
I have found a treatment although not FDA approved. It is in Canada and 1 other treatment center that might help my very rare situation but due to the economy and extensive previous medical bills, I haven’t sufficient funds and I am praying that you can please, please help!
I have been in healthcare my whole life helping others and now find myself needing the help of friends and strangers. While I’ve seen cancer in others, I never thought I would have to deal with such devastation in my life. If you have the ability to help financially on any level or with medical resources, it’s so greatly appreciated.
I have, can, and will beat this I know with your help. God bless everyone for taking the time to read about my very personal situation.
I thank you for stopping by and invite you to read my story and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your prayers and help. I trust that these resources will also help others in their fight.
I spent most of 2013 with chemotherapy (cisplatin) treatments followed by radiation treatments and therapy.
The scan in August showed only a spec of something but my new scan done 12/06/13 shows a nodule on the thyroid gland, a new nodule on the right upper lobe, and possible metastasis to the brain.
I need now to do a Pet scan of the entire body and an MRI of the brain. After this is done then I will get busy with whatever the Dr’s want me to do as well as finish up my therapy for pain management. They are still working with me to take out the nerve pain caused by the right middle lobectomy.
This has been way more than I ever anticipated but again I will say, That with God everything is possible to get through and I still believe that this cancer can be gone! In the name of Jesus! 🙂
My 2021 Update
Teri has worked as a nurse since age of 18, giving of herself and helping physically and mentally challenged young adults and then the senior population for the past nineteen years remain in their homes. Her work came to an abrupt stop when her fourth cancer came. The first three lung cancer were months apart resulting in a lobectomy all three times. 4th cancer radiation and chemotherapy. She continued to work throughout all of this it’s just been in the past year her breathing has fallen from 65% to 27% and now the doctors tell her nodules are back in her lungs and three cracked ribs at it has metastasized into the bone. She struggled hard every day with breathing just to get out to her vehicle art to make it into a grocery store.
It has been very tough to go from $5400 a month to $900 a month Social Security and be able to even afford all the co-pays on medication. We are asking anyone who might be able to relate in any type of way can you please reach deep from your heart and give her a hand if you can & all prayers are definitely welcome and so deeply appreciated!
If you have any medical resources to suggest or are involved with traditional or experimental treatment programs, I'd also welcome your suggestions and ideas. And it's so greatly appreciated.
I've spent a lot of time (most of 2013) with chemotherapy (cisplatin) treatments followed by radiation treatments and therapy.
Some scans have shown only a spec of something but a new scan done shows a nodule on the thyroid gland, a new nodule on the right upper lobe, and possible metastasis to the brain. And yet thanks to people like you, 7 years later I'm still here fighting.
I need now to do a Pet scan of the entire body and an MRI of the brain. After this is done then I will get busy with whatever the Dr's want me to do as well as finish up my therapy for pain management. They are still working with me to take out the nerve pain caused by the right middle lobectomy.
This has been way more than I ever anticipated but again I will say, that with God everything is possible to get through and I still believe that this cancer can be gone! In the name of Jesus! 🙂
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