What do you do when medical emergencies strike? Being a single mother that's a tough one. For over a year I've been having pain in my abdomen. Blamed it on a few different things. On May 31st I could tolerate the pain no more. Being a professional dog groomer, my job can be pretty physical. Even lifting small dogs would have me in tears. Don't even think about having your distended stomach press against the bath tub. I went for help. Cat scan showed I have a rather large tumor in my uterus. 23cm (9inches) to be exact. What? What am I supposed to do with that news? Needless to say I was admitted and transferred to a bigger hospital an hour away. I thought to have my uterus removed. That didn't happen. Just more tests. Cancer had to be ruled out. After three days I was allowed home. Two weeks later I got the all clear on cancer!!! I still have the tumor though. If I do much as try to sweep my room I'm hurting. Not only is that the reason why I look 5 months pregnant, but the debilitating monthly craps, major heavy bleeding, severely anemic, frequent urination (sometimes can't even make it to the potty) the list goes on. All because of a fibroid. 5 weeks later I still don't have a surgery date scheduled. I am out of time financially. Rent and bills are only good through July. After that I fear it'll be in the car along with two of my daughters. My oldest being one of them who is on the autism spectrum. I still have 8 weeks of recovery to go until I can groom dogs again and it hasn't even been scheduled!! My family is in crisis and I don't know how to help them. Do I give up and keep working through the pain? Or stand up and fight and continue to be there for my beautiful girls?