A Scottish woman had to amputate her leg after a doctor failed to diagnose cancer for three years.
Rebekah Laverty, 29, from Glasgow, Scotland, has complained over the years about debilitating her knee pain.
Her doctor injected steroids into her tumor and even tried to drain her fluid from the solids. She caused her intolerable pain because they couldn't help her.
Three years later, Laverty was finally diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer, synovial sarcoma. Cancer occurs in soft tissues such as muscles and ligaments, and only 1 to 3 in 1 million people.
"I was so angry that they made a mistake for a long time, so I had to experience a lot," Laverty told Jam Press. ..
"It was a very scary time when I was first diagnosed, and because synovial sarcoma is a very rare type of cancer, few people could do it. I decided to record my journey. Ask for an answer. "She finds that recording and sharing her journey helps others who may fall into a similar situation. I want it.
Laverty fails treatment for about a year from a rheumatologist was doing. Year.
"I took 6 tablets a day and did a weekly blood test to make sure the drug combination didn't hurt me. Besides, I did I was given a steroid injection in my knee, but it never seemed to help. In fact, they increased my risk of cancer spreading and growing, "Laverty explained.
Several times, doctors tried to drain fluid from the tumor, believing that the swelling of the tumor was causing her "pain" pain.
She had some x-rays, but everything was clear before the doctor recommended an MRI that finally found a 5 inch mass from her right knee. i'm back. A biopsy confirmed a catastrophic diagnosis after a few weeks.
"I received the news that I had this cancer on my own promise. By that time, I had been on a myriad of unanswered appointments, so this time I didn't believe anything was different, "Laverty said.
"I was shocked to call my partner and was sent to the Beatson Cancer Center in western Scotland the same day to discuss treatment."
Laverty I was told that I need to receive 3-4 rounds of chemotherapy and 25 rounds of radiation therapy. "Each chemotherapy round lasted four days and had to be hospitalized each time. I was terribly ill, needed a blood transfusion and lost all my hair," she explained.
"Thankfully, there were no side effects from radiation therapy other than redness at the treatment site. Through all of that, I am very grateful to be able to finally get the answer.
After intense treatment, Lavati was given three surgical options to cure the cancer, two of which saved her leg and the third of which was a amputation.
"It was the most difficult decision for me," she said. "I knew I would go from a healthy person to a disabled person overnight, but I found that disconnection was the best solution to give me the best possible chance. I also knew there was. "
Laverty is still recovering from amputation, taking part in weekly physiotherapy appointments to strengthen her fitness and now using a zimmer frame or wheelchair. I'm moving. She also raises£ 90,000 ($ 107,307) bionic legto "enjoy an unlimited life." It starts with
. It looked scary, but it wasn't as bad as I expected, "she said. "Sometimes I'm staring at you, but I don't really care. I'm happy that I don't have cancer right now, and I hope it stays that way."
"I always think there are people who are much worse than me. This is life-changing, but it doesn't limit life."
Laverty will be up to next year's 30th birthday. Aiming to return to 2 feet.
"Ultimately, I want to live an unlimited life. It's the state when I still have my legs."