Our PatientsStories of the lives changed by your generosity
A friend of her Aunt’s told her about the clinic. On the day they came all of the doctor slots were already taken up. The Clinic Director took the woman into an examining room to speak with her. The woman was very scared and crying. Our Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner agreed to see her and was given a referral for a diagnostic mammogram and breast ultrasound provided by our grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The results revealed invasive ductal carcinoma with lymphatic invasion. When the woman came back for her results she was stoic. She accepted her diagnosis and had faith that all would be all right. She was referred to Texas Tech Breast Care Clinic and qualified for their BCCS program.
She completed her Chemotherapy in May and was re-evaluated by the oncologist. It was determined that she needed additional chemotherapy and will be completed in September. She is doing very well and is very grateful for the help she received.
She has completed 40 days of radiation treatment and is doing well. She has a quiet spirit and a very positive attitude. She says that if it had not been for the clinic, she may not have been diagnosed in time. She is so grateful and she wants to share her testimony with other patients.
She called in a matter of minutes. We talked and had mentioned that we had messaged our volunteer endocrinologist if he could help on Saturday but had not heard back. We asked her to come in anyway to be seen. Well, that Friday night our Endocrinologist called and said he could help us. She was his first patient. He saw her and noticed that this very large goiter was putting pressure on her airway and main carotid artery. The doctor made some calls and arranged for her to be seen immediately at Texas Tech.
With the help from a private donor, the patient was able to undergo surgery to remove the goiter. We are happy to say that the surgery was a success and the patient is doing remarkably well.