The day before, on March 6, 31-year-old Omsk resident Yulia Gushchina spoke on her Instagram page about how she was fighting cancer. After pregnancy and childbirth, she was diagnosed with stomach cancer, and during the treatment she was able to achieve remission. However, later the woman was found to have metastases in the bones. Yulia explains that she urgently needs chemotherapy, but she cannot receive it in Omsk.
“I am motionless, I am lying in bed, I cannot walk because of severe pain in the vertebrae. I urgently need help that can be provided to me in other cities, it should be very fast, because there is little time left, the vertebrae are collapsing, but now, apart from morphine pain relief, I do not receive any treatment,”explained Yulia Gushchina.
She later said that, according to most doctors, due to chemotherapy, there will be very strong complications through resuscitation, after which she may not survive. “In Omsk they don't take such risks for my life. They said that they could try it in St. Petersburg … The chemistry itself will be subject to compulsory medical insurance, resuscitation - 25-30 thousand per day. After the first chemistry, it will be clear what my results are. This is very scary, it is very dangerous, and I can no longer be in Omsk, because my blood counts are falling and we need to start treatment faster in another city. My family and I made a decision that I should take this chance and should try for the sake of the children. Either survive or die as a fighter,”the girl added.
The press service of the regional Ministry of Health explained that the situation with Yulia Gushchina is under the control of doctors and, indeed, for medical reasons, a number of methods cannot be used.
“Doctors are doing everything possible to improve her condition and relieve painful symptoms. For a telemedicine consultation, the results of her examinations were sent to Moscow to the Blokhin National Medical Research Center of Oncology,”the department said.
Julia has two children - a 5-year-old son and a 1.5-year-old daughter. Now Julia's husband is learning information about the transportation of bedridden patients, and in the near future they are planning to move to St. Petersburg for treatment.