I am so grateful for the grant which I received. It has helped me financially during such a difficult time.
I was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei (or PMP) in 2019. I have had a full hysterectomy, cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC (also know by patients as MOAS – mother of all surgeries!), and recently received numerous rounds of chemotherapy. I applied for a family grant from Pseudomyxoma Survivor and was able to use the money I received towards my bills which had increased due to being at home 24/7, purchasing new pyjamas and bedding which I needed and still need due to severe night sweats.
I’m now under palliative care and received a prognosis of six to eight months. With money I had left over, I have been able to enjoy days out with my family and friends. Time is precious and I aim to make the most of what time I have left. The picture of me on a recent family mini staycation in Llandudno.