My Life Story of being a victim twice and my 2 year Fight Against Ovarian Cancer
- By: Nadine Durant
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/nadine-durant
My name is Nadine Durant and I am from Cape Town and I am 29 years old my life was never easy i had been a rape victim twice in my life 2003 was the first time and 2013 was the 2nd time.... BUT I CALL MYSELF A SURVIVOR.... and honestly im still trying to get myself through those two horrible chapters of my life. Then January 2018 the next sad chapter of my life started.......
I have been fighting cancer for the last 2 years.
I had 5 Huge Operations as you can see on the Photo Above picture taken AFTER ONE OF MY operations all this scarring has made me lose my self confidence i can't look at myself the same anymore i feel embarrassed and would really like to have some kind of treatment to make it look better.
All the operations leaded to me being at home more than at work I also had 6months of Chemotherapy it started as Ovarian Cancer and I had to have a Hysterectomy right away cancer then came back mimicking my womb and ovaries so I received 4 more operations the last operation I had they removed a big part of my colon because the cancer had spread to my colon I woke up in ICU on oxygen as my heart stopped for a few minutes while in theatre I Thank God each day for giving me another chance in Life.
I have no medical aid so all of this was done between Tygerberg Hospital and Karl Bremer Hospital and I also had 6 Months of Chemotherapy and a lot of people actually thinks that when you are a patient at a state hospital that everything is free but nothing in life is free my medical bills piled up and as a matter of fact there is still outstanding accounts outstanding.
Due to me paying so much on medical accounts and wound cleaning every 2nd day at R220 and waterproof plasters every 2nd day at R140 per plaster for six weeks it adds up to ALOT My personal Accounts went into arrears I could always manage to survive no matter how little my salary was but after this 2years of fighting cancer, I'm now dealing with a lot of mixed emotions because I could not afford to maintain anything that I owned like my car when the clutch and the gearbox gave problems I could not afford to fix it so I had to sell it at a loss.
I then purchased a scooter for transportation to hospital and work and home only had it a month paid over 10 000 for it with the service and change of ownership I had to pay for only to find out that the motor is about to seize and so there goes more money. I then sold it at a loss once again so that I could have money to survive and pay rent I have been independent since the age of 18 that's the women my mom raised me to be but now with all these setbacks In my life, I have lost everything I have no transportation I don't even have a job anymore my employment was terminated because of my continuos illness and I still have debt in arrears as well as medical accounts I don't like asking people for help but I would really appreciate any kind of donation in order for me to settle all debt outstanding and maybe if its God's will I would like to save up to get me some kind of transportation again.
Please help me to get out of my negative and depressive state of mind I use to be a happy bubbly person and I don't want to be depressed I don't want to feel like a failure I want to be independent again as I was before I got sick I want to celebrate the fact that I'm still alive.
Funds will be used towards:
- Tygerberg Hospital: R580
- Karl Bremer: R420
- Capitec: R1300
- RCS: R900
- 4 months rent in advance: R6000
- Laser Treatment to get rid of my Scars
- Decent Scooter: R7500 - R8000
- Mar 19, 2020 - USD $ 3.72
- "Goodluck" - Anonymous
Nadine Durant Medical Cause
My name is Nadine Durant and I am from Cape Town and I am 29 years old. I have been fighting cancer for the last 2 years and you will always find me smiling because of my personality. I would really appreciate any kind of donation in order for me to settle all debt outstanding and maybe if its God's will I would like to save up to get me some kind of transportation again I would also like to buy new clothes as I could not afford any. I want to be independent again as I was before I got sick I want to celebrate the fact that I'm still alive.