Friday, January 17, 2014

Survivor Story: Daisy Lancaster

Written and Submitted 
by Daisy Lancaster

My name is Daisy (Wyatt) Lancaster.  On June 8th, 1957 I married Bill Lancaster.  We have three children, Sherrie (Lancaster) Niehaus, Bill Lancaster, and David Lancaster.  Bill is married to Karen Frew, and David is married to Anne Gibbs.  We also have seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

I am 74 years old and had been in very good health until 2000 when I had a mastectomy in my left breast.  They removed an eleven pound tumor which tested positive for cancer.  I took thirty radiation treatments and was doing good but by 2005 I had three more major surgeries.  

In June of 2012 I became very sick.  I was taken to St. Francis in Litchfield.  After receiving several tests I was transferred to Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL.  The doctors told my family that I had only 6 - 12 HOURS to live.

The surgical team was waiting.  My colon had a blockage.  The colon and large intestine ruptured, which they removed.  I was diagnosed with stage four cancer and fitted with an ileostomy which is non-reversible. 

Upon getting better from the surgery I was given chemo.  I took ten pills a day for six months.  The pills I took cost $1000 PER PILL adding up to $10,000 a day for six months.

When I finished I took a PET scan and nothing showed up.  so I asked them if I was cancer free.  Their answer was "We never say that."

So with that said I am still asking for prayers.  I will continue to Fight the Fight with all my strength.  I thank God and everyone for all their prayers, kindness, and concerns.  

I thank you for all the good you have given to our community from Fight the Fight.

Love and Prayers, 

- Daisy

50% of the profit from all Fight the Fight purchases made from April 6th to April 26th, 2014 will be donated to Daisy to help cover her medical costs. 

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