Primorka has one of the rarest cancers in Slovenia. It is a Cholangiocarcinoma, which is a cancer of the bile ducts. She urgently needs therapies that doctors believe can be addressed.
Suzana Bazato is still at Golden Sand Bay Hospital
It is difficult to accept the fact that you have a serious illness. Even worse is the awareness that treatment options are limited for you. How to remain positive and courageous in the most difficult times, as much as possible, our 44-year-old interlocutor from Vrtojba in Gorizia also had to learn. Her story is riddled with a lot of grief, but she is graced by the kindness of the people who helped her raise money for treatment, and her attitude, which is inspiring.
Sons and Strangers
During the interview, Suzana Bazato tells us that she would first like to convey to her readers and everyone who is following her recovery through our newspaper or social networking sites, thoughts of hope and gratitude. “Because of your article, many people contact me, cheer me up and give me hope, for which I am extremely grateful. In addition to my two sons, colleagues and friends, encouraging words are given to me by people who do not know me at all. All of this gives me additional strength to fight on, though it is not always easy. But I believe in winning,”she emphasized.
Primorka said that the healing process is quite difficult, but that she can
She added that some people with similar health problems had also contacted her and asked her for advice. “You know, with a diagnosis like this, but in general, if cancer is rare like mine, giving someone hope is overwhelming – the most. If she could help at least one with her experience to overcome this insidious disease, she would be the happiest person on this planet, “she said.
I would also like to say a few words to everyone who supported her financially so that she could travel to China for treatment. “Most of my money was helped by my colleagues. They are now back in action, as new therapies are coming, for which otherwise money is scarce. They really want her to get well. Anyone who wants to have such associates can have it with them. I’m proud of them. ”
“I can’t find the right words to thank. I will simply say: thank you. I am also referring to my fellow citizens, who have also kindly raised funds for me, ”she writes, full of emotion. She also had a short break between two cycles of therapy last week. In addition to SPDT therapy and chemotherapy, she received brachytherapy, during which she had to stay in the dark and be quarantined – without contact. “I was implanted 50 radioactive seeds into my body so that they reached directly into the tumor,” she told us about the healing process.
The Next Step
She is now waiting for another cycle of SPDT therapy, including chemotherapy. Then it would be best for her, doctors told her, to receive immunotherapy called NK-cells therapy. It costs about four thousand euros per entry. She will probably need more, according to doctors’ estimates between six and eighteen. “I should continue this type of immunotherapy in China, because I am not sure if it is available in Slovenia, I am still inquiring about it. Since this is a huge financial pledge for me, I would like to ask the people, your readers, for help.”
If you would like to help Susan, you can do so by transferring any amount to the Red Cross, Nova Gorica Regional Association, 8 Tolmin Punta Street, 5000 Nova Gorica. TRR: SI56 6100 0001 2761 764, Reference: 00 22 31, Purpose: for Suzana Bazata.
– Suzana Bazata, 8th Dec 2019