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Tami Jo Rothlisberger
I am a single mother to four wonderful children. On Augest18 2016 I got the worst news. I had a colonoscopy to find out why I was bleeding. The doctor came back and broke the news that I had a huge mass. He told me I need to have surgery to take out my whole colon and have a colostomy bag. I was crying because how could this happen. My mother went with me and she called my boyfriend Nick and he was worried. the doctor told my mom later that it is more then likely cancer. I was admitted to the hospital for more tests. They did confirm it was cancer. My mom took care of my kids while I was in the hospital for two days. I got out and traveled to Ohio to get my boyfriend he told me he would be my rock . I should have known better. But anyways I called Cancer Treatment Centers of America . I got in and got everything ready for our trip there. My first day was appointments and fighting with the boyfriend. Not only going through the cancer stuff and now dealing with someone who is breaking your heart. He left the second day we was there and right after I found out I also have caner spots in my lungs. My grandma flew down to support me since I was all alone . Its hard to hear all the bad news I got but I have to remember I have four kids hat need their mom. So I decided to come back home and do everything here. I have a great family , friends and coworkers. I asked for God for help.