Mum told she has just months to live after being kicked in stomach by attacker
26.11.2022 - 02:43
A heartbroken mum has been told she could have just months left to live after being kicked in the stomach during an attack. Sheena Hardman was given the devastating news that she has incurable bowel cancer just months after giving birth to her daughter, Rhea.
The 41-year-old first started experiencing stomach pains after being assaulted outside her Warrington home while putting her baby in the car in November last year. She initially though the pains were coming from her C-section scar and attended Warrington Hospital to get checked over.
However, after running various tests, doctors found that the mum-of-two had three tumours in her bowel - one of which had spread to her lymph nodes. Her family are now hoping to find an alternative form of treatment through private healthcare and have set up a Gofundme page to help cover the costs.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Sheena’s sister Shelley Harrison, 38, said : “She was kicked in the stomach and obviously because she’d had a C-section she just assumed the pains after the attack were related to that and went to A&E. They basically said where she was having pain from the attack, it wouldn’t really be an after affect of the C-section. It wasn’t really in the right place and she wouldn’t have pains where she was experiencing them.”
Sheena went for a scan followed by a biopsy, the results of which showed she had three cancerous tumours in her bowel, one of which had also spread to her lymph nodes. She was referred to Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool before starting a gruelling course of chemotherapy at Halton Hospital.
Shelley said: “The treatment was seeing if they could tackle the smaller tumour and help to shrink the bigger one, and then they could understand what
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