Marcia Ellerman

First post: Feb 24, 2019
The day after Thanksgiving I was trying to get ready for work.  Everyone in my family knew that Thanksgiving Day I was not normal to my regular self (playing with babies, laughing) .  The next morning Bill wanted to take me to the hospital which I refused because I did not and still do not have insurance.  We thought worse case scenario was appendix or endometriosis.  The Urgent Care Doctor was in the same train of thought as we were. However they needed a CT scan to confirm so he sent me to Palmetto Parkridge.  After meeting with Doctor he went over what we already thought.  Once the scan was done he came back and told me that I was being admitted to the hospital because I had a blockage which would need surgery ASAP.  He also stated that a Gastroenterologist would be stopping by along with  surgeon Dr Wilcox.  Then he came right out and said it was Cancer!  
Bill and I were stunned!  That thought had never entered our minds!  It took me a while for me to get angry with him!  It was like I made his day!  I t was not his place to say that but the surgeons place to confirm that diagnosis!  
My brother in law came in right when the Dr was leaving.  We told him what the doctor had said about cancer.  
Danny agreed with us.  It was best not to say anything like that to my Mom (as far as she was concerned it was a blockage)  and let the surgeon make the final diagnosis! 
Dr Wilcox had an extremely busy schedule and had 3 surgeries scheduled on Thursday but was willing to come back to do my surgery.  He actually ended up doing an additional emergency surgery then came to do mine after 6pm to do my surgery..  due to the fact  that they did not have time to PECTIN test he had to go through my colon inch by inch.  But he thought he had gotten everything!  He did confirm that it was cancer.  
They did the PECPT test and found out it was Metastatic Colon Cancer.
I choose to work with SCOA as my Aunt has volunteered there for over twenty two years... 
however without insurance I have to go to hospital for my treatments.   
I went from one emergency to another!
I am blessed to have dr El Genidy as my oncologist!  He is a Angel here on earth as well as all oncology staff!  I wish I could take all my treatments in their facilities.  I do go in go in every Friday for fluids and has made them available to me on Sunday also.
Praying 𝙼𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎 will pick up on my insurance!!!!! 
I go back in three treatments to see if chemo is killing what is in my lung and liver!   

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