- According to Lois Walker, he called 20 times and went to the ER several times due to pain, swelling and intestinal problems.
- Doctors said she was worried about her health, and she was devastated when she threatened to kill herself during her pregnancy.
- During the caesarean section, doctors found tumors in several organs. He does not know how long he will live.
Content Warning: This article deals with suicide.
In June 2020, when Lois Walker began to have strange habits and bloating in the bathroom, doctors suspected irritable bowel syndrome.
When her symptoms worsened, the 37-year-old British mother said her general practitioner was taking anti-anxiety medication, thinking it was a “health concern”, a British media group told SWNS.
When she asked her doctor if she could have cancer, she said her symptoms were age-related, she said.
Walker, a mother of three, needed 20 visits to her doctor, several ERs, and a patient pregnancy that resulted in a cesarean section more than a year after her symptoms began to diagnose stage 4 cancer. He is now protesting against the UK health care system, urging doctors to trust their patients.
“If you’re the only doctor who reads this and thinks, ‘We need to do better,’ that’s all I want,” he told the BBC. “I wouldn’t want anyone to experience what I went through.”
Walker’s pregnancy was so severe that he told doctors he would kill himself and his unborn child.
Walker’s extreme symptoms during pregnancy did not require further investigation until it was too late, she said.
She said she was unable to walk or eat because she was 14 weeks pregnant. It got worse.
At nine months pregnant, she said she was the same weight as before pregnancy, but doctors weren’t worried.
“Then the last straw was that they had to involve a mental health team because I said we had reached the point where we could both end our lives and I’m ashamed to say that,” he told SWNS. Walker was hospitalized and given morphine, but the cause of his symptoms remained unknown.
Eventually, after further pushing the doctor, clinicians found a mass behind her uterus, which led to a seizure in September 2021, she said. There they found tumors in her ovaries, abdomen, and lymph nodes. The cancer had spread to her intestines and liver.
“They just said I basically had to send biopsies because my stomach was so sore that I had to wait. But I found out anyway,” Walker said. “The doctor actually took my hand and cried. He said he would actually take me down.”
Walker has chemotherapy and surgery, including hysterectomy. According to a fundraising sheet started by her sister, she is planning another double mastectomy. The family considers the baby a miracle.
“It was really hard,” Walker told the BBC. “I didn’t want to be attached to her, but she’s my sunshine. My kids are my goal. I want to focus on remembrance. If love had saved me, I would never have died.”
Young women are victims of the “medical gas light.”
Research has shown that women are more likely to be victims of medical gas exposure, or that medical professionals have ruled out human symptoms, rejected tests or treatment, and misdiagnosed them.
More and more people are speaking out. Chloe Girardier, 23, had to see a doctor for five months and seven months for her persistent cough and weight loss to be taken seriously, writes The Sun. He had a rare Hodgkin’s lymphoma that required intensive chemotherapy.
Amanda Lee, a 28-year-old actress and wedding photographer, said her doctor called her severe stomach ache “not so bad.”
This was reported by Today Health. He was later diagnosed with stage 3A colon cancer.
Georgia Ford, 20, said her pain, cramps, vomiting and weight loss were dismissed as “all in her head.” She was in stage 4 kidney cancer.
Women are “distrusted and this leads to delayed care, misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, ineffective treatment and ineffective triad,” the doctor said. Garima Sharma, Jones Hopkins’ internal medicine doctor and cardiologist, told Insider earlier. “Women are paying a very heavy price.”