Please have a read of Jennie’s story
We are aiming to raise at least £8000 to help with any treatments possible,
To give Jennie more time with us all
but mostly her beautiful children
we are all heartbroken
I'll start from the beginning. My name is Jennie and I’m a parent of 3 children aged 16, 14 and 10.
In 2015 I went for my regular smear test that came back abnormal. Further investigation discovered cancerous cells, only small ones that they managed to remove.
From then on I had my regular smears and check ups with the gynaecology clinic and all came back clear.
In march 2020 I was suffering with serve abdominal pain. I was given an ultrasound which discovered I had a cyst on my ovaries. Doctors thought this wouldn't cause me so much pain as it was only small. So from march to September I was in so much pain it had a huge impact on my life and I wasn't able to work as much or do normal day to day things that I could always do.
In July 2020 gynaecology discharged me saying there was nothing they could do as it wasn’t their department. My GP said it was all in my head but I refused to believe this so requested another ultrasound.
By September 2020 I went for my ultrasound where they discovered the fluid on my kidney wasn't draining. The sonographer referred this to the urologist. I was booked in for a CT scan to discover a mass in my pelvis. I was then referred back to the gynaecology department. From then I had MRI scan, PET CT scan which confirmed it was cervical cancer reocccurance from 2015. The mass is on my tubes from my kidney to the bladder which caused kidney failure .
In Nov 2020 I had surgery to fit a stent/ nephrostomy bag and I had a biopsy on the mass. The stent and nephrostomy was a success and the nephrostomy bag was removed in December, the biopsy confirmed it was cancer .
I sat down with my consultant to discuss a treatment plan. Surgery and radiotherapy were not a option at this time as the cancer is on a major artery. They planned 6 rounds of chemotherapy with a CT scan in between.
On the 9th February 2021 I had my CT scan, after 3 rounds of chemo, and got the results 2 days later . The chemotherapy wasn't working and the cancer has now spread to my liver and lungs, not the news I expected and devastating.
I wasn't given a good prognosis, but I am not giving up yet! I still have one hell of a fight in me. Although chemotherapy has stopped I'm looking at trials and other treatments. So I'm now concentrating on that and making memories with my beautiful family.
- Jake Ball
- Robert Seasman
- Kathy & Peter Eadie
- john garraway
Organiser and beneficiary
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