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Beverly’s Story
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I received this story about a wonderful lady names Beverly Nuessen and I just wanted to share her terrible story.

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My Story…I’M A SURIVIOR STAGE FOUR..18 YEARS

Before The Story starts I need to Thank God for all the blessings and answered Prayer’s, My Husband, Childern, Family Members, Friends..and All the fellow Cancer Patients that have been here for each other!!!

I didn’t think I would ever write my story..Our life is so stressful, we have done everything possible to keep everything going, The thought is always there how much longer can we keep paying all the medical bills and have a life. I know everyone with medical problems faces this, but you think there would be some relief from the expenses. It’s getting more and more difficult to be able to CONTINUE TREATMENTS.. My Medical Bills are just to much.  We just don’t know what to do next?
  I have been fighting Cancer for 18 years.. the last 8 years treatments have never stopped I have had several chemo treatments, raidation, all differents kinds of medication.    I haven’t ever set down and wrote my story .. so please be patient, it a work in progress.  I hope I’m not jumping around to much for this to make sense, I think better when its late and quite at least I hope I do.  So many,  friends have told me to write this because I keep it all inside and nobody knows what is going on with our life.

I was asked the other day aren’t you cured?  You are never cured of cancer its always there.. My Story I’m Stage Four Breast Cancer and Metastatic Bone Cancer. People don’t know I don’t tell any one, you get where you avoid people because you know they are going to say something. The worst feeling is when your friends or people walk by you and act like they don’t see you or they feel like they have to talk to you.. does this make sense?
 
      My Tumor Markers are High they are the highest they have ever been.  This means my cancer cells are MORE active!!  I return to the Doctor next week for my Treatment, and see the Doctor .. you never know what is going to happen next. Does this mean I will be No.Five? Instead of Stage Four I will be Stage Five?  Five times my Cancer returned, where has it moved and is growing some place else?
My treatments are costing over $6,000.00 monthly, my medicine is costing so much more.  I have had chemo and radiation so many times the Insurance only pays for so much, we have had bills that are more that $60,000.00 a week for several weeks and months and years.

It all started when I was 36, routine checkup. My Doctor felt that I should have a Mammogram done,most Doctor’s weren’t doing Mammograms at age 36.
I knew when they kept doing test after test something was going wrong.They don’t tell you but you know something is wrong.
A few days later changed my life forever!!! YOU HAVE CANCER.. YOU NEVER THOUGHT AT AGE 36…  YOU WERE GOING TO BE TOLD YOU HAVE CANCER
NEVER IN YOUR LIFE WERE YOU SO SCARED, I COULDN’T GET THE WORDS OUT.. I HAVE THREE SMALL CHILDERN AGES 2, 9,11..TIME STARTED MOVING VERY FAST.. NEXT WEEK WE ARE DOING THE BIOPSY.. YES IT’S BREAST CANCER.. VERY SMALL ONLY 1 cm. SETTING UP SURGERY MORE AND MORE DOCTOR VISITS….
.Dick wanted to take it all away.. he couldn’t fix it nobody could fix it.  Dick has never left my side he still is at my side for 18 years..all the cancer treatments he knows how much it hurts..Cancer has aged both of us, Cancer has added addtional stress for Dick,his high blood pressure and having a stroke before he was 50.. How much less stress we would have without the everyday worries of medical bills and Cancer always being on our minds and in our lives.  And our parents,childern and friends.  image

  Our financial problems contunue to get worse. We don’t want to ask anyone for help, I don’t know what else to do we have sold what we can, cashed in our Life Ins. Policys, taken out loans..This is very hard for Dick to admit he doesn’t want to let anyone down. We don’t have anywhere else to turn for help,with our financial problems are bad.  I have tryed to get help from Cancer Agency, there is to many to list they tell you everything goes to research.
  The cold weather makes the pain worse. I’m thankful for everyday .
I’m so very Blessed with all the support and love from my family and friends.
This is all so written in memory of my Dad that died of cancer.. Thank You God for Your Blessings.

Click here to check out more and how to help http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/beverlynuessen/mystory

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