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£2,000raised of £2,000 target by 199 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to Make memories for my kids to treasure and remember me by #cancer #makingmemories #terminalillness

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Bude-Stratton, Bude, United Kingdom
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In memory
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In September 2014 I was taken into hospital by ambulance with urinary retention.I was there for a week and underwent lots of unpleasant tests.When I was discharged I was no closer to finding out what was wrong.The 'cure' was for me to self catheterise for the rest of my life!I was 42,my children were 3 and 12.This wasn't the kind of life I could picture myself living.I had never had bad health like this.I do have RA, fybromyalgia and degenerative disc disease.You may think "she was always sick",but these were things I could manage.I knew there was more going on but no one would listen.I was just a hypochondriac time waster!November 2014 I had a long awaited surgery to fix some cervical discs.I passed all the 'fit for surgery' tests.I was only meant to be in hospital for 1 night.The surgery went well but my sats kept going down.I ended up being there for a week but was told I was fine.I went home thinking all was well.In January I developed what I thought was a cold.I ended up in ICU with respiratory failure.I seemed to be in & out of hospital all of the time but no one looked in to why.In May 2015 I was admitted after being unable to stop vomiting.I ended up under a colonic Dr who made me feel useless & threatened me telling me I was a waste of space and I was just 'grossly constipated'.After that I didn't go to hospital anymore feeling useless until in October 2015 I could bare the pain no more.My daughter was 5 on October 16th so I gritted my teeth and fought through.On 18/10/15 I could bare it no longer.I was sent by ambulance to hospital.On October 20/10/15 I was told I had aggressive end stage cancer.I was riddled.The signs were always there, but no one bothered looking into it!If it had been caught earlier it would have been an easy fix.I was given weeks!I was devastated!All I can leave my kids is memories. I'd like to take them to disneyland for our 1st family holiday. They will lose their mum but not their memories.I don't want to leave them ever.:'(

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  • Alysa Clark

    Alysa Clark

    a month ago

    Alysa Clark

    We're so close to hitting the target. Please don't give up on us now. Since my last update I am now in a wheelchair 24/7 so I feel even more than before my kids need to make happy memories. My poor 14 year old is becoming a carer. I don't like it but he tells me he loves me and doesn't mind taking me to the toilet, helping me transfer etc etc. To add insult my electric wheelchair which until now had around a weeks use has decided to die so I am totally reliant on my family. He needs and deserves to be a kid, even if only for a short time

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  • Alysa Clark

    Alysa Clark

    a month ago

    Alysa Clark

    It seems my mobility is totally gone now. I am needing to use a wheelchair in the house even though last week I was able to use elbow crutches. Ho hum. Another passport bought ready for the disneyland trip. This wouldn't be possible without your help and support so thank you. We still need a little bit more so please keep sharing and donating, I can't wait to see the looks of awe on my two muck magnets faces. They are so excited and so am I now I know it's really happening

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  • Alysa Clark

    Alysa Clark

    a month ago

    Alysa Clark

    We're so close to being at our target.I have had a hard couple of months with sepsis 3 times. I am at home for the second night in a row in my own bed which is a record.I spent Sunday night in resus where they nearly lost me,or so I am told.It is all a haze of one day rolling into another for me! I can't say how amazing the staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital are.They get a lot of flack but it is not their faulty. There are not enough beds,or nurses.They have saved me more than once.Thank you for the donations. Lets hit that target ;)

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  • Martina

    Martina

    Nov 29, 2016

    Love you always Sister <3Xxx

    £51.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 29, 2016

    Today an angel visited me. An amazing 10-ish year old gave me £10 that he had earned himself. Thank you Lochlan (I hope I spelt that right!). What an amazing thing for someone so young. Thank you

    £10.00

  • Katie C

    Katie C

    Nov 27, 2016

    £20.00

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Bude-Stratton, Bude, United Kingdom

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