Corinne’s story started around the beginning of March, when she came home from college for spring break and got what she thought was food poisoning. She started experiencing minor pain in her left hip and kidney. After a visit to her family doctor, tests confirmed that the “food poisoning” was actually a virus, but, nevertheless, her kidney was healthy and there was nothing wrong with the bones in her hip. Eventually, the kidney pain went away.
Unfortunately, the hip pain grew worse. Living an active lifestyle, she thought it was nothing more than a result of a hard workout and would be solved with a little R&R. As the month progressed, the hip pain grew worse and burning pains started radiating down her thigh. Finally enough was enough, and Corinne visited an ER in Toledo, who said the pain was nothing more than Sciatica, a nerve inflammation. She was given medications and sent home.
Luckily, Corinne had made an appointment with her family doctor in Reynoldsburg weeks before to discuss the hip pain. She followed up with her doctor about what the Toledo ER said. A day later, Corinne started experiencing stabbing pain in her stomach. After contacting her family doctor with her concern, she was advised to go to an ER right away. With the help of her boyfriend, Kody, Corinne was checked into Mount Carmel East by the end of the night. The doctor said the pain was gas from the medication for Sciatica, and once again, Corinne was released from the hospital that night.
The next day, Corinne went to her appointment with her family doctor. After about an hour in the examination room, her doctor ordered a CT scan after feeling a mysterious lump on her spleen. Later that day, Corinne was called back into her doctor’s office and was given the bad news, its cancer. With the help of her family doctor, she was admitted into the James Cancer Hospital at OSU the same night.
July 1, we received a preliminary diagnosis of Sarcoma, which is common in young people. It is treated with chemotherapy. Corinne has another appointment July 3 with a Sarcoma specialist to get a finalized diagnosis and treatment plan.
Sarcoma is treated with aggressive chemo, which kills all rapidly growing cells in the body. Although this will potentially help Corinne, her body will go through many changes including loss of hair. Help us raise money to give this sweet girl a wig and a confidence boost by ordering a T-shirt.
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