Divine Kasia & Déjà vu = Kadcyla & life
Hi, my name is Kasia and I am a Colourful Divine Mother from Wroclaw. I have two adorable children; a 15-month-old son, Jason, and a 10,5-year-old daughter, Samiloby, a loving husband, wonderful family, and lots of good friends around me. This package also includes a breast cancer of very high parameters and to get rid of that I need a non-refundable drug for my treatment - Kadcyla (TDM1).
And why do they call me a Divine Mother?
In 2016, in the 8th week of my pregnancy, I found out that I had an invasive, hormone-dependent breast cancer. I went through the whole system treatment when I was still pregnant. You can read more about my story here: https://www.raknroll.pl/co-robimy/programy/boskie-matki/katarzyna-boodie/.
Since then, things started to look really good. I was under a constant control of doctors from Wroclaw and I took the last dose of chemiotherapy in March 2017. Precisely three weeks later, on 5th April, with a ceaserian - my son Jason was born and another stage of treatment started. I was operated in May 2017 - left-sided quadrantectomy, lymph node dissection, radiotherapy, brachytherapy, hormonotherapy, and a complementary treatment with Trastuzumab; June 2017 - June 2018.
After that everything was fine again and I came back to my family and professional life with a new energy. On 8th March, I had a breast USG which revealed some slight changes in my breast and I was referred to another check up in 6 months. However, I consulted my leading doctor and we decided not to wait 6 months but check it again in 6 weeks. Almost the same results as with the first USG. Since I still felt a bit anxious, the doctor advised me to check the observed changes with a resonance and that was a turning point. When I was collecting the resonance results I was told I needed to do a biobsy to double check it. I was calmly waiting for the results, but it was only a seeming calm.
Then I heard the verdict - you have a cancer. And you know what? I just thought it was a déjà vu… how come I have a cancer again? I have been getting medical treatment all the time and the week I heard 'the news' was the one when I took the last dose of (trastuzumab).
Well , yes, there was a new outbreak on the other side of my breast. Another PET scan only confirmed the new outbreak on the left breast. What is worse, it also revealed some changes in my lungs and subcarinal lymph nodes. Suddenly I felt as if someone had clippped my wings of life .. what now?
Quick action, further medical consultations on the next steps: chemiotherpay, system treatment, or pills? I heard so many difficult names to pronounce before I finally heard this one name: Kadcyla. Kadcyla - this is the medicine for you, now that all other treatments failed, doctors said. Once again I was given hope and started to believe that everything would be fine.
Soon afterwards I found out the medicine was very expensive and that hardly anyone in Poland can take as it is not refundable. In fact, it is so expensive that no ordinary citizen can afford it. I live in the country which is not able to help its people when they fall ill.
I already know that one dose for me costs as much as PLN 25 446, 52 ( a dose is calculated per body mass which I gained recently as a side-effect of my last treatment and taking steroids). At the moment it is hard to foresee how long the treatment may take; doctors speak of 6-12 doses. All depends on how my organism will react to the treatment.
And thus we are getting to the HERE and NOW point: to be able to live and to get rid of the cancer forever I need your help to raise funds for the treatment.
I have always believed that if you give something good to others, that good returns to you, there are many more angels in the world than my personal one.
My only dream for now is to live, watch my kids grow up and participate in their lives, and to become a SUPER grandma one day..
There are many more dreams on my list but I will tell you about them another time..
Nothing is impossible and I strongly believe that with your help I can make my dreams come true.
Thank you for all the good I receive from you.
Divine Mother Kasia with the family
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