This year was very tough for me. I had a ruptured or more commonly known as Liver Laceration. I got this from an accident a long time ago. Everything got worse this year and I don’t know what to do. I started to see a doctor during the times that I had fever for 2 weeks. You might say that, what kind of stupid person I was for suffering 2 weeks for a fever and not been checked by a doctor? I waited 2 weeks because of money problems. I was thinking my temperature will back to normal, day after day, until for 2 weeks….
Fast forward. I learned that the cuts, the lacerations gets deeper. On that day that I went to the hospital, I got a bleeding. The doctor advised for Laparotomy surgery immediately. Laparotomy surgery is surgery for the liver. She gave me the amount I should be preparing and I collapsed then and there.
I collapsed, literally and emotionally. After a day, I realized I have been to a lot of struggles in my life and I survived. This is just one of the struggle so I better fight again, and learned from it.
Someone from my friends offline gave me an idea to share my situation to my online friends to gather help. I was having doubts because I know everyone needs money that is why everyone is working hard to earn. I can’t ask for money, that is my answer to her, however, she insisted that we are not asking for big amount but just an amount that could accumulate and support me somehow.
I did. I shared my stories and you know what, helps came pouring in. Regardless it is a concern, a prayer or a Paypal donation, it really counts!! My Facebook messages are always flooded with prayers. I even get message from strangers. I got money from strangers too and even if I email them, they never answer me back. I need $2200 for the surgery, I got $300, then it went to $400 and I already used that $400 for my recent checkup. I only have $100 now.
Finally, I realized, there is nothing wrong for asking help. I had helped a lot of people before. I thought asking help will make me less of a person, but I am wrong. In asking for help, I learned how nice people is. I learned that I am not alone. I learned to know myself more. I learned that struggle is an optional and you must not entertained it. This is really something I could tell, tough times meet tough friends. This is perfectly is.
I grow matured because of this experience. Now I am learning how to value people. I am learning how to value kindness. Sympathy is a must and it is really true. I want to thank God for this experience, for I will never a better person after yesterday if it didn’t happen.
The challenge is just the beginning. I still need medicine, surgery is an optional now. I will fight for my life as I know I have a lot of people backing me up. I want to thank you all for being part of my journey!!!!!
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