Byetta (exenatide) is a type 2 diabetes treatment that controls glucose, or blood sugar, levels in individuals who are non-insulin dependent. The injectable drug, manufactured by Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly, was approved for market use in 2005.

The drug was recently the center of an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after several individuals were hospitalized for serious Byetta risks. The FDA announced it would be increasing the warnings on the drug to include the risk of fatal pancreas conditions including hemorrhagic pancreatitis, inflammation of the pancreas also associated with bleeding, and necrotizing pancreatitis, a pancreas that becomes inflamed and attempts to destroy itself.

Two of the six patients that were hospitalized in August 2008 from the Byetta dangers died because of their conditions. Additionally, 30 cases of acute pancreatitis, sudden pancreatic inflammation, were reported in October 2007 at which point the drug’s makers agreed to include acute pancreatitis on the “precautions” section of the drug’s label.

Side Effects of Byetta

Byetta assists in insulin production from the pancreas and is described as an “injectable pen” that is used one hour prior to eating a meal and should be administered twice a day, according to manufacturers. The drug can be administered directly under the skin usually in the upper arm or thigh or the stomach area, but a spot should be predetermined with a physician.

There are several common Byetta side effects that are associated with consumption of the drug including:

* hunger

* headache

* vomiting

* feeling jittery

* dyspepsia

* diarrhea

* dizziness

While the above side effects are considered normal for a patient to experience, the following side effects have been associated with what Byetta’s manufacturers consider “rare” side effects although a medical professional should be consulted immediately. The serious side effects include:

* hives

* difficulty breathing

* swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat

* pain in the upper stomach

* pain in the back

* nausea/vomiting

* increased heart rate

These Byetta dangers may lead to additional fatalities and patients are advised to discontinue use immediately while also consulting their physician.

Byetta Legal Consultation

Byetta patients who have suffered from any of the above symptoms may be at risk for pancreatitis and should consult medical assistance immediately. Additionally, consulting with a pharmaceutical attorney will increase the potential for receiving monetary compensation for the damages caused by Byetta risks. The opportunity for becoming involved with a Byetta class action lawsuit can be discussed with a knowledgeable lawyer, many of whom offer a free legal consultation to Byetta victims.


29 thoughts on “Lupus Cancer Patients

  1. Curious

    Besides for cancer, what else is chemotherapy used for?
    I have lupus and my doctors said that the medication I get through IV is a type of chemotherapy to stop the kidney inflammation. I was wondering what else chemotherapy is used for besides for cancer patients?

    1. TrueSnapdragon

      Some autoimmune conditions are treated with chemotherapy drugs- some kinds of arthritis, Crohn’s, ITP. Some diseases, like neurofibromatosis, cause benign tumors to form, and those may be treated with chemo, as well.

  2. 27 Yr Old Married Guy

    Crohns, Celiac, Lupus, Hypothyroidism????? Help!?
    I started to have mental fogginess issued back in 2004, and remember having a general feeling of not feeling well. I can’t really remember exactly what it was like back then though. By the time 2006 came along, my issues had progressed pretty rapidly. I…

    – Had mental clarity issues.
    – I would get up to go to the grocery store and get in the car and realized I had forgotten where I was going.
    – I would bruise easily. I had diarrhea.
    My stomach was extremely bloated.
    I could barely carry on a conversation.

    After a few failed attempts at the doctors, I DIAGNOSED MYSELF with Celiac’s disease. Immediately, I went on a gluten free diet. After 6 months of being gluten free, I did notice improvement in some areas. But I never got to feeling 100%. Not even 60%.

    So I continued my research…

    About a year ago, I truly thought I was dying. I had…

    It feels as if all my stomach organs are swollen along with my head
    I feel like I have a fever, and my skin is hot to the touch (but no actual fever)
    Severe mental fogginess
    Underarm sweating
    Diarrhea
    Severe grogginess when waking
    Severe bloating
    Bruisings
    Pressure headaches (get migraines on occasions with blurred vision, I think unrelated)
    Swollen and puffy eyes
    Got sick easily
    Cold hands and feet
    Shiver in cold weather
    Fatigue
    Major skin issues. Pustuals on the hands and feet, rashes, etc. However I was able to get that at bay with very very mild soap.

    I knew at this point, I had to make a change. I cut everything out of my diet and slowly reintroduced things. At the end of this test, the only thing I could eat (at not perfect at that) was fruits, veggies, millet bread, sunflower butter (peanut butter substitute). I stuck to that diet for about 6 months and really better but dropped to 140 pounds. I went from a 1 out of 10 to a 6. But then started noticing that I was lacking nutrients and was getting other symptoms for not being balanced nutritionally. I have added a few things back in with a major herbal supplement system that I have created to help assist.

    Right now my diet is this…

    Food:
    Fruits
    Veggies
    Millet bread
    Sunflower butter

    Supplements:
    Garden of Life meal shake with probiotics and enzymes
    Activated Charcoal (Draw out poisons)
    Aloe Juice (Digestion)
    Basil (Digestion)
    Cayenne (Immune Booster)
    Cilantro (Detox)
    Cinnamon (Anti-Inflammatory)
    Coconut (Anti-Viral, Anti-Bacterial)
    Flax Oil (Anti-Inflammatory)
    Garlic (Anti-Viral, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal)
    Ginger (Anti-Inflammatory)
    Ginko (Blood Flow)
    Ginsing (Digestion)
    Lime (Anti-Biotic)
    Mushroom (Cancer inhibitor)
    Peppermint (Digestion)
    Rosemary (Blood Flow)
    Tumeric (Anti-Inflammatory, Cancer Fighter)
    Lemon Water

    I have seen certain improvements with my herbal remedy, but nothing too major.
    I thought way back that it was celiac’s. Deleting gluten from my diet helped, but did not fix the problem. My current research makes me feel like it is either Crohn’s or something similar, or Hepatitis C. I have read that the two can be confused. I have recently been tested through a private company for Hep C and it came back Negative. What confuses me is that I do not have stomach pain like most Crohn’s patients do. However, I am pretty sure I have an ulcer. I do have a sharp pain in my stomach that comes and goes at times. And the biggest issue for me is mental clarity and this swelling fever I deal with. I can deal with irregular bowel movements, but the way I feel is unacceptable. I have a copy of blood work I had done a year ago when I was feeling my worst, and I noticed that they didn’t test for Hypothyroidism? Do these symptoms sound like this could possibly be a culprit? Lupus?

    I am probably the healthiest person you know. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, all of my diet is natural organic from the earth foods, herbs and minerals. I should not fee the way that I do.

    Please help!

  3. Matt C

    In the human disease known as lupus, there is an immune reaction against a patient’s own DNA from broken or dy?
    In the human disease known as lupus, there is an immune reaction against a patient’s own DNA from broken or dying cells. This kind of response typifies which kind of irregularity?
    A. allergy
    B. immunodeficiency
    C. autoimmune disease
    D. antigenic variation
    E. cancer

    I’m not sure about this one. Want to help?

  4. Anonymous

    There’s a bunch of people out there who variously believe that HIV does not cause AIDS, or that AIDS does not exist, or that HIV is not sexually transmitted. They have been well and truly refuted on all counts.

    They make pests of themselves by spamming various websites and bulletin boards with long copy and paste posts, mostly taken from two or three AIDS denialist websites. They attacked Yahoo answers for a few months last year. It looks like they’re still spamming boards with the same stuff. The numbers in this post originally referred to footnotes, but the text has been copied and pasted so many times that the footnotes have disappeared from most versions.

    ————————————————————–

    It is true that false positive ELISA tests for HIV occur – about 3 in 1000 tests give a false positive. The list is of apparent causes for these false positives.

    Positive ELISA tests are always followed up by a confirmatory test – usually a Western Blot or similar. A diagnosis of HIV infection is only made if both tests are positive. The rate of false diagnoses using both tests together is extremely low.

    Negative ELISA tests by themselves, however, are quite reliable, so long as they are done after the window period (13 weeks).

  5. christina

    cancer possibility/Antibody?
    I have a question for a doctor ether family physician or hematologist/oncologist Or anyone who knows. If a patients has an antibody test done and it shows up with an antibody like a red blood cell warm antibody that indicates the patient may have lymphoma or leukemia , lupus or rheumatoid arthritis and their ana comes out negative for lupus and R.A. and cbc is pretty much normal but they have high rdw and hematocrit is just a few points away from being to low and wbc and rbc are with in normal range but on the borderline. Wouldn’t it be smart to continue more testing such as biopsy and imaging to find out it lymphoma is present? And also what would the next blood testing be that’s recommended after antibody and cbc have been done, before non blood testing such as imaging and biopsy is conducted? Because the nurse never told me what additional blood testing was being performed and its been 8 days and they still have no results available.

    1. Jethro

      ‘wouldn’t it be smart’ is a complaint, not a question. If you don’t trust your doctor, start looking for a new one.

      It’s true that patients know their own bodies, and it’s great to be assertive, but given you’ve previously asked “Is there a psychic or someone that can see the future who can tell me if im pregnant or not?” I think maybe you should leave the diagnosing to the medical profession.

  6. christina

    Cancer possibility/Antibody?
    I have a question for a doctor ether family physician or hematologist/oncologist Or anyone who knows. If a patients has an antibody test done and it shows up with an antibody like a red blood cell warm antibody that indicates the patient may have lymphoma or leukemia , lupus or rheumatoid arthritis and their ana comes out negative for lupus and R.A. and cbc is pretty much normal but they have high rdw and hematocrit is just a few points away from being to low and wbc and rbc are with in normal range but on the borderline. Wouldn’t it be smart to continue more testing such as biopsy and imaging to find out it lymphoma is present? And also what would the next blood testing be that’s recommended after antibody and cbc have been done, before non blood testing such as imaging and biopsy is conducted? Because the nurse never told me what additional blood testing was being performed and its been 8 days and they still have no results available.

  7. Pent_uP

    Is it time to move on? Did I push her away? Or just trust issues playing tricks with me?
    Ok, here goes…My fiance, we’ll call her Sara, and I have been together for a little over 3 yrs. When we met, I was not yet divorced from my (now) ex-wife, but separated. In the beginning, Sara offered to pay for my divorce to get it done and out of the way. I always said no, that I didn’t feel that it would be right for her to pay for it.
    And like any LTR couple, we’ve had our share of good and bad over the last few years. SHE even proposed to ME. But I had issues with remarrying and having another child so soon. Yet that was very high on her list of priorities.

    The worst was when we had probably our worst fight ever and went to work upset. She was upset at work and a guy was consoling her and took advantage of the situation by kissing her. She told me about it a couple days later, but in the meantime was so sick with herself that it was making her physically ill.
    I forgave her as the way I see it, it was that guy who was taking advantage of the situation b/c he liked my fiance. But after moving back home for a couple weeks, we talked it out, I forgave her, and she did everything I asked pertaining to cutting all ties with this guy. She even talked to his supervisor and had his schedule changed to where he wouldn’t even be an issue. (she got fired 2 weeks later..but that’s another story. lol )

    Now, I’d said I’d forgiven her…but anyone who’s been cheated on knows, you might be able to forgive, but you’ll never forget.

    Fast forward about a year…Sara and I were living together for about 8-9 months when I got the call to come home. My mother had brain cancer and needed help. So, I quit my job and moved back home…and it’s been the toughest experience of my life, taking care of a brain cancer patient with the mental capacity of an 8-yr old. Even harder that it’s my own mother…but Sara moved in with me to help just a couple months later.
    So all in all, I’m the most stressed out I’ve ever been…ever.
    Having to be w/ mom 24/7, I can’t work a regular job or lead any sort of “normal” life. As such, I spend a LOT of time at home. On the PC, watching TV, cleaning, yard work, etc…
    But when Sara moved in to help, I was able to get to work more often. So she was stuck at home a lot too…and in a new state where she didn’t really have any friends and no family. Consequently, she spent a lot of time on the PC too. She got really addicted to WoW for a bit, which caused even more stress between us. I caught her sending “I Love You” to a character on WoW that she swears up and down is a 15 yr old kid. (But, I do know that she played a lot with a family in Cali that played a lot too. Father, Mother, and Son all played together.) I didn’t really believe her, but I kinda just let it slide.

    As it happens, I met a young lady on the net that’s about my fiances’ age (24) that happens to have lupus. She’s been a huge help in me keeping my sanity since I’ve been back home. She and I are kinda each others’ support group. Nothing more. She has a fiance as well. But we had been chatting nearly everyday for a while.

    But Sara is insanely jealous of this girl. And one day when I wasn’t home, she went snooping through my YIM archive and read some old IM’s. There she just happened to find a log, from more than a month previous, that I was talking to my friend about an argument Sara and I had. I said some things while still upset that Sara didn’t take too kindly to once she read them.
    As she was packing for a visit to go see her parents the next day, she decided to just go ahead and pack the rest of her stuff.
    Sara called me about an hour after she left, nearly in tears and wanting to come back. But still going, so that she could see her family.

    Not within 3 days, all of a sudden she’s making these big plans to go back to school. Ok. Great. Then a couple days later…BAM! “I’m considering joining the Navy”. She also went on a trip to California a few weeks ago. I happened to log on to MSN, and saw a msg where “Mike” had been added to Sara’s friends list. Well, *I’m* the only one on the friends list to that email. And it just so happens that “Mike” lives in about the same area as Sara was visiting. When I asked, I got that it was a friend of the family that send her pictures. Okay…so I dropped it.

    All of a sudden, she doesn’t want to get married anymore, she’s wanting to go off to college in another state, and wanting to join the Navy.
    We still tell each other “I love you” on a daily basis, and we talk multiple times per day. And now, my aunt has assumed care of my mother so that I can get back out and support myself and try and build my life back.
    Right now though, I’m so stressed out and depressed w/ my mom and finding a new career in this job market, added with the troubles Sara and I are having…I’m going bonkers. Especially that we’re now doing the long-distance thing again.

    I don’t really know what I want in life anymore except one thing.

    1. priv828

      I am unable to tell you if there’s someone else in her life, but it sounds like your drifting apart. I don’t think you’ve pushed her away i just don’t feel you two were in the same place at the same time with your relationship, people are growing and changing constantly, sometimes you grow and change together which makes your relationship stronger, and sometimes you grow and change separately drifting the two of you apart. It sounds like the latter one relates to you. Only by talking to sara openly will you be able to work out where to go from here.

  8. ItzelE

    Elisa test positive, Western Blot negative, what does it mean?
    About three months ago I went to the doctor for a regular pap. I was very positive that everything was going to come out fine since I had gone to the doctor three months prior to this last visit and everything came out fine. Now this time around they told me that I tested positive on the Elisa test, but negative for the Western Blot. I went to a clinic that focus only in attending HIV patients. They told me that they would re-do the test, which they did and the results were the same. Now from the time that I had the first test done from the second was over a month closer to the two. The doctors in the clinic are almost positive that its not HIV but they told me it might be Lupus or Cancer or any variation of autoimmune disease and truthfully I don’t even know where to start or how to ask for help. Making matters worse I don’t have any insurance or health care and my parents aren’t working, so I don’t have money for treatment???? I need help where do I go????

    sad, scared, and confused,
    Itzele123

  9. j

    how to deal with abusive mother?
    i am 35 years old and my mother has always been abusive towards me.my question in how should i deal with her now that i am an adult.it is becoming quit painful now as i have just been diagnosed with systemic lupus and i am sick all of the time.she tells me she is ashamed and embarrassed at how i turned out because i ahould just toughen up and realise that no one gets out of life alive.she says that i should look into the faces of the child cancer patients at st. jude and tell my problems to them.she has me in tears.any suggestions? this hurts because she is my mom and i do love her,its unconditional love i guess.

    1. Landlord

      You are a grown woman, limit your exposure to her. You don’t have to answer the telephone everytime she calls. You don’t have to gho to her house, just ignore her the best you can.

  10. harryd

    Does anyone have any comments on this data concerning stem cell research? Embryonic benefits = NONE.?
    Benefits of Stem Cells to Human Patients
    Adult Stem Cells v. Embryonic Stem Cells
    Download This List
    Peer-Reviewed References (not a complete listing, sample references)
    Adult Stem CellsCancers:

    Brain Cancer
    Retinoblastoma
    Ovarian Cancer
    Skin Cancer: Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    Testicular Cancer
    Tumors abdominal organs Lymphoma
    Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
    Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
    Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
    Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
    Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
    Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia
    Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
    Cancer of the lymph nodes: Angioimmunoblastic Lymphadenopathy
    Multiple Myeloma
    Myelodysplasia
    Breast Cancer
    Neuroblastoma
    Renal Cell Carcinoma
    Various Solid Tumors
    Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    Ewing’s Sarcoma
    Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia
    Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
    POEMS syndrome
    Myelofibrosis
    Auto-Immune Diseases

    Diabetes Type I (Juvenile)
    Systemic Lupus
    Sjogren’s Syndrome
    Myasthenia
    Autoimmune Cytopenia

    1. oncogenomics

      Are you trying to make a political statement?

      I am very much against abortion. However, embryonic stem cell research is NOT abortion. Those embryos will NEVER become a human. They will be disposed of anyways.

      Scientifically, embryonic stem cells are easier to work with in research than adult stem cells.

      I am familar with many treatments with adult stem cells and, I am quite skeptical of most of your list. The true list oif approved treatments is very limited.

      Stop the propaganda. Support the science!!!!

  11. James R

    Need Help with Medical Diagnosis – Urgently?
    Patient is a 74 year old female with long history of severe osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. She has never smoked and her SATs were normally in the upper nineties before current illness. She under went partial shoulder replacement surgery on 2 April. The shoulder became dislocated during rehab and a second surgery was performed to correct the dislocation on 21 April. She remained in sling with little to no PT until 20 June. Very mild PT was begun at her retirement home by a home health care company. The home health care nurse noted her SATs were often in the lows nineties. Following a routine doctors visit she complained of having chest pain when breathing and shortness of breath about a half hour after returning home.

    She was transported to the ER and diagnosed with pericarditis and admitted to the hospital Wed 8 July. She was placed on 2 liters of O2 via cannula. She had a couple of episodes of atrial fibrillation Wed night and Thursday night during which her heart rate went to approximately 120 bpm. She was placed on medication to reduce her heart rate and converted to normal sinus rhythm both times. The heart rate medication IV was discontinued by Friday morning and she seemed to be improving on Friday. She was able to get out of bed and use the bedside latrine with little or no help. She was alert and able to feed her self.

    Saturday afternoon she went into atrial fibrillation again and this time her heart rate went to 180 bpm. The IV used to control heart rate was restarted and she converted back to sinus rhythm. Her breathing seems to ave steadily gotten worse following this incident. First she went from the cannula at 2 liters of O2 to a mask at full O2 and then to BiPAP and is now on a ventilator in ICU.

    Cardiac echo tests have indicated heart is strong and no sign of valve problems. The fluid in the pericardium is now minimal. Her BP has been generally low in the 90/45 range with fluctuations (probably due to medications and sleep cycle changes).

    Family History:
    Mother deceased at age 38 cause leukemia. Father deceased age 68 lung cancer detected when he experience atrial-fib episode. Grandmother certain history of tuberculosis or Lupus. One maternal uncle died with Lupus. One first cousin with Lupus currently living. Brother with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

    The doctors have told me her RH factor and ANA are both negative although I have not seen those test results. Her white count is normal and thus a infection is not thought to be the cause; however she has been treated with first Bacrum DS and is now on a Levaquin IV.

    Her lungs seem to be filling with fluid and getting worse as time goes on.

    wbcnormal8.4

    The following are the test results which are outside of normal range:

    rbclow2.63
    hgblow8.0
    hctlow23.6
    rdwhigh15.8
    Granulocyteshigh88
    Lymphslow5
    Absol Lymphslow0.4
    D DimerQuanthigh0.76
    NAlow126
    Chloridelow93
    Bunhigh54
    Creatininehigh1.6
    Bun/Creathigh34
    GFR est AAlow47
    GFR est AAAlow39
    Calciumlow8
    GPTlow22
    Anion Gaplow4
    C React Prothigh8.8

    Any thoughts on possible underlying causes or suggestions of tests which should be run would be greatly appreciated!
    Yes she has had three chest xrays so far. They have indicated more fluid in the lungs each time. Actually I have not heard the results of yesterdays xray yet.

    Thanks for your suggestions I will ask her doctors about that today!
    She had no history of chest pain prior to the onset last week. Unfortunately she was unable to lie on the table for VQ scan due to her spinal curvature as a result of spinal fractures from osteoporosis.
    I asked the doctor about pulmonary embolism. They did perform a CT pulmonary angiogram which revealed no abnormality. That doctor now says his best opinion is ARDS but was still not able to define the underlying cause. They are treating with anti-biotics as I said earlier. The doctor says that the signs of inflammation and anemia would tend to indicate a possible chronic infection. I asked again about autoimmune causes especially since Lupus and RA are prevalent in other family members. The doctor says both rheumatoid factor and ANA are negative; but one doctor made mention of something funny with test results where RF was positive one day and then negative the next. I still have not gotten a good answer about that today I will demand to see the tests results myself.
    One other thought comes to mind since her hemoglobin was low she was given a transfusion on either Thursday or Friday last week. It was on the Saturday following that when she appeared to take a nose dive from what was an improving condition. Perhaps some transfusion reaction is the cause of the turn for the worse????

    1. mrs d

      i would definatley be looking towards pulmonary embolism.

      raised d dimer, prev h/o chest pain, recent surgery,she needs a vq scan. has she had a plain chest xray?

  12. Linda P @ lindasbook2004

    need advice, support, decisions on illness, care, people not believing me.?
    Long term illness, late diagnosis, people don’t read me accurately. In spite of diagnosises like lupus, multi organ illness, pre cancer, etc people act like I’m not the very truthful person I am and have been. After 6 years of bleeding, I finally got tested for uterine cancer and have pre cancer. It’s complicated by my other conditions so I can’t get doctors. Some doctors don’t believe me or think I’m crazy and I’m not. I’ve suffered more than anyone knows. My medical care is often botched up due to sincere error or intentionally done actions from disbelief of my story. I haven’t sent records many places and unsure where to aim for. People keep acting like I’m doing something else. Prior attempts to see counsellors or clergy were disasterous and miscommunication is common. I meet other health patients who got their screening tests late from skeptical doctors and wonder why some are so well recieved and other honest patients are brushed off or rejected by doctors or in social settings

    1. goodpoet

      I am sorry you are having so much trouble with doctors. While I don’t understand anything about the conditions your refer to, please get as many records together as you can and go to a community clinic to see a doctor.If that doesn’t go well, to to a university health center. Then to the regular doctor I assume you have. If all else fails, go to a social service agency and ask them for help, or someone who can lead you through the system to successfully get the dianoses and treatments you need.

  13. proud to serve

    20 days with low grade fever, any doctors in the house?
    I have had a fever for 20 days, heavy feeling on my chest, headaches, abdominal cramps only in the morning. All of my blood work is normal, chest x-ray was done and it was also normal, EKG normal, Head CT normal, chest/abdomin/pelvis CT pending. My doctor said yesterday she has no idea what could be going on and that she has ordered every test she can think of. I should add that she tested for Mono, lupus, and lyme all were negative. She says my fever suggests an infection somewhere but blood work is all normal. She further stated that I might have a tumor or cancer somewhere. Please help, do I need to be patient with this doctor or find a second opinion somewhere else. It has already been 20 days I dont know how much longer I can hold out.

    Additional Details
    they did a blood culture and at 1 day there was no growth. I assume they blew it off because I have heard nothing else about it.
    My choice in doctors is limited because I am in the military.

    1. Simon G

      add me to your contact. I will do my best to help you, seriously.
      By the way if you’re sick of my questions then research this under the title of “fever of Unknown origin -FUO” Once you get that read the part of “connective tissue disease”. Once you get that read under vasculitis, especially panarteritis nodosa. Autoimmune disorders are hereditary (some of them), tell your doctor to go after that diagnosis…by the way lupus may be common but it’s not the only one out there
      Sincerely,
      Doc

  14. mudawryyy1

    very serious family/moral issue i need help. please read!?
    good day. i mean that as a greeting, not that it’s a good day. for it’s a horrible day for myself. why you ask? my mother is dying of cancer. shes my last living relative and i’m really afraid of what i’m going to do after shes gone. i’m only 17 and don’t have a job. she doesn’t have much money either, so i nothing ot live off of. at the rate i’m going, i’ll be dropping out of school one year shy of a diploma. no prom for me. no graduation ceremony. no getting to finally be an upperclassman. i’ve never known my father, as i was a product of rape. i hadn’t actually known this until around the time my mother was diagnosed. she broke down and confessed this to me, probably thinking that i had a right to know before she died. it only made things worst though. can YOU imagine being told your mother is going to by dying and leaving you all alone to fend for yourself with no money and then finding out you were never wanted, all on the same day? as you can see, i’ve had quite my share of hardships for such a young age. the reason i mostly feel bad (and the reason i’m psoting this all) is because of a event that took place just tonight. she was discharged from the hospital, since she didn’t have any way to pay the bills for treatment, and didn’t want to leave me with a dept when she died (her own words). when we were finally back at home, possibly the worst thing that could have came on tv, came on. it was an episode of House in which the patient was being treated for the wrong disease. and then House utters the line “it’s not lupus”. this was startling to hear, as it’s exatly what happened to my mother, and what the doctor said. she was diagnosed for lupus rght off the bat, and the treatment for it only made the cancer worse. and the words that amde her cry when the doctor told ehr this were “it’s not lupus”. so there in the living room, my mother broke down crying. she didn’t tell me why, but i knew. it was obvious. i tried to comfort her, but she told me to just go away, and that things would have been easier if i were just never born. and i think i’m starting to agree. if i wasn’t born, she would have had a normal college life, found a nice husband, and be able to pay for cancer treatment or insurance rather than having to support a teenager as a single mom. i lost my temper at that moment though, and slapped her. she slapped back and all of a sudden, i was fighting a dying woman. i got in one little fight and my mom got scared and said your moving with your auntie and uncle in belair. i whistled for a cab and when it came near the license plate said fresh and had a dice in the mirror. if anything i could say that this cab was rare but i thought man forget it yo home to belair. i pulled up to a house about seven or eight and i yelled to the cabbie yo holmes smells ya later. looked at my kingdom i was finally there to sit on my throan as the prince of belair.

  15. gfdhsrdjk

    i’v done something horrible. pls read all?
    good day. i mean that as a greeting, not that it’s a good day. for it’s a horrible day for myself. why you ask? my mother is dying of cancer. shes my last living relative and i’m really afraid of what i’m going to do after shes gone. i’m only 17 and don’t have a job. she doesn’t have much money either, so i nothing ot live off of. at the rate i’m going, i’ll be dropping out of school one year shy of a diploma. no prom for me. no graduation ceremony. no getting to finally be an upperclassman. i’ve never known my father, as i was a product of rape. i hadn’t actually known this until around the time my mother was diagnosed. she broke down and confessed this to me, probably thinking that i had a right to know before she died. it only made things worst though. can YOU imagine being told your mother is going to by dying and leaving you all alone to fend for yourself with no money and then finding out you were never wanted, all on the same day? as you can see, i’ve had quite my share of hardships for such a young age. the reason i mostly feel bad (and the reason i’m psoting this all) is because of a event that took place just tonight. she was discharged from the hospital, since she didn’t have any way to pay the bills for treatment, and didn’t want to leave me with a dept when she died (her own words). when we were finally back at home, possibly the worst thing that could have came on tv, came on. it was an episode of House in which the patient was being treated for the wrong disease. and then House utters the line “it’s not lupus”. this was startling to hear, as it’s exatly what happened to my mother, and what the doctor said. she was diagnosed for lupus rght off the bat, and the treatment for it only made the cancer worse. and the words that amde her cry when the doctor told ehr this were “it’s not lupus”. so there in the living room, my mother broke down crying. she didn’t tell me why, but i knew. it was obvious. i tried to comfort her, but she told me to just go away, and that things would have been easier if i were just never born. and i think i’m starting to agree. if i wasn’t born, she would have had a normal college life, found a nice husband, and be able to pay for cancer treatment or insurance rather than having to support a teenager as a single mom. i lost my temper at that moment though, and slapped her. she slapped back and all of a sudden, i was fighting a dying woman. i got in one little fight and my mom got scared and said your moving with your auntie and uncle in belair. i whistled for a cab and when it came near the license plate said fresh and had a dice in the mirror. if anything i could say that this cab was rare but i thought man forget it yo home to belair. i pulled up to a house about seven or eight and i yelled to the cabbie yo holmes smells ya later. looked at my kingdom i was finally there to sit on my throan as the prince of belair.

    1. Marina D

      If you live in the U.S. you can get social security until you are 18 once your mom passes away.

      Also, I suggest getting a therarist to work you through this really tough time in your life. Talk to a school counselor and see if they can get you in touch with someone. You shouldn’t have to go through this alone.

  16. Kate-Ann

    Why isn’t the government working harder to find cures for these incurable diseases/disorders?
    Do you guys think that not enough work is being done to find cures for the incurable diseases/disorders out here?I feel like not enough work is being done.Theres still no cure for a lot of these diseases/disorders. I work as a nurse aide in a nursing home.I became a nurse aide back in 2006 because I thought I wanted to be a nurse.I changed my major once I started working as nurse aide.My backup plan was to become a teacher.I quickly changed my major to early childhood education once I became nurse aide because I can’t take the suffering of the patients.I love all 248 residents and it hurts that some are suffering from incurable diseases.This one has Alzheimers.This one has multiple sclerosis.It goes on and on.Why is there no cure for AIDS/HIV?Why is there no cure for Alzheimers?Multiple Sclerosis?Schizophrenia?Manic Depression?Cancer?Diabeters?Lupus?Is the government not working on finding cures so pharmaceutical companies can continue making profit from medications sold?
    It hurts that I have seen some of my residents at the nursing home get worse.Theres no cure for Alzheimers.Sufferes continue to forget and some even get to a point where they can’t even talk.I know one lady with MS who has no use of her arms or legs.She has to be fed,turned,etc.She’s totally bedridden.It hurts.I have seen people with MS get worse and die so young.The same with Alzheimers.And with cancer if it’s not caught on time, person dies.It hurts that I witness diabetics loose their limbs or a toe or finger.And sometimes I feel that not enough work is being done to cure AIDS/HIV because it mostly afflicts minorities.Why isn’t enough work being done to find cures for these incurable diseases/disorders? I am only doing the nurse aide thing until I earn my BA in education.It just hurts that I have to watch some of my residents get worse because there’s no cure for these things..Same for some relatives/friends.Will there ever be cures for these incurable diseases/disorders?
    I asked a question about cures for disease.
    Keep your ignorant judgemental comments to yourself LexDiamo.You don’t know me and I don’t know you and don’t want to.Your comment was totally irrelevant and so immature.You need to get it together and grow up. ANd I’m not ignorant, I’m real.I keep it real.You don’t like it, tough.If you hate it that much then don’t read my questions.Screw you and what you think about me!And you the one with issues fronting like you all that when in actuality you’re not.Bite me!

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