justice.. all I ask for ..doctors neglect I almost died leaving three kids behind.

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JUSTICE IS ALL I ASK FOR, AFTER DOCTORS NEGLECT SINGLE MOTHER OFTHREEHello, my name is Michal Cooper I am a 32 year old female with three beautiful kids. I am a single mother. I have faced my challenges and obstacles, like any other single mother but I have never been one to complain. My dad always said “do not give up, keep trying”. To push what u know and believe is right. I heard that all my life. The point of me taking the time out to write this is because I want young females to know their body. Last year September 2016. I fell sick. I had no idea on what was wrong with me. I had been complaining about stomach pain for quite some time. I was going back and forth to hospitals at all hours of the night, several trips to the emergency room, and still no one could figure out why I was feeling so sick. I had an array of test ran on me from X-ray to mri, to overnight observation. I was even accused of being on drugs. Despite the test the doctors were running, they still were unsuccessful at figuring out what was causing me to be so sick. Of course, without being able to give me a concrete explanation or a diagnosis, they would release me, saying I just have a bad stomach virus. I have had an upset stomach and food poisoning before in my life, but this pain was different. This was not a stomach virus. This pain was unbearable causing me to fall to the ground on multiple occasions, because the pain swept me right off my feet. I thought to myself, what do I do? Like any logical person would do. I went back to the hospital. I mean after all this is their profession? They’re supposed to help sick people right? At least that is what I believed all my life. I am a mother of three; therefore I have been through labor. I know a woman’s body can adjure pain, but this was worse than labor pains. Once again I check myself into the hospital, only to get sent home. I try all the remedies; take the medicine and the pain killers that were prescribed, and still the paint was there. Finally after being hauled in by the ambulance I was finally admitted. I told the doctors over and over that it felt like something was in my stomach the doctors told me I was a psychological patient and that all I wanted was pain medicine. They were wrong; all I wanted was to not feel sick as if I were dying every day, not feel that I could not be there for my children. When the doctors would ask me, what my pain level was on from 1-10. I would tell them a 10. Their response was, there is no way you are at a 10, with your vitals coming back normal. They may not have used the work “liar” but they did not believe anything I was saying. I felt as my voice did not matter. I was not being heard. I became angry, sad and frustrated. I cried, but still I was shown no empathy. I continued to try to speak my voice, and explain to them something was wrong. All I could think was, “I have three children at home. I have to get back home to them. So home I went, I have to be super mom for my children so I would hide my pain, the last thing I wanted to do was worry my children. Another week passes, and guess what? I am right back in the emergency room. Only difference is this time things had worsened. I would use the restroom and notice my poop was discolored. When I say discolored I mean, my poop was black and yellow. No one could tell me that was normal. I was once again in the hospital bed, the doctor would come in and ask me things such as“Ms. Cooper, what do you want done today” MY response I want to be home and healthy with my kids. I told her I wanted additional test ran. I could not pronounce the word, but I described to her what I wanted. She understood by me describing to her what I was referring to. The test that I wanted ran was (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) which is a procedure to diagnose and treat problems in your upper GI (gastrointestinal) tract. The upper GI tract includes your food pipe 

(esophagus), stomach, and the first part of your small intestine (the duodenum). She ran the test which ultimately meant she had a camera looking inside my stomach. What they discovered was that my tubes were not tied there is no sign of tubal ligation. This was a surprise to me considering this was done in 2013; so I thought. I have documentation of requesting a tubal ligation, and documentation of the doctor performing the surgery. Ultimately I had to have my appendicitis removed because it burst. During this surgery they had to remove a foreign object from my stomach which had been floating around for 3in a half years. This metal that had been floating around in my stomach almost caused me to die, and my life has forever changed due to this. My life will never be the same, in a big way it has ruinedmy life. I am always hurting always in pain. I never know when I'm going to have a break down. The amount of stressed this has caused for me and my family is unimaginable. I am no longer able to be the mother I want to be for my children, due to this situation. I felt neglect and betrayal, from our doctors. I pay my taxes, and I have health care, the way I was treated and ignored almost cost me my life. I want justice and I want to be heard. I am only 32 years old, andfor the rest of my life I will be in and out of the hospitals. I just want my story to be heard on how I saved my own life. Doctors say to my family and friends she is a good woman at least sheknew her body not many people do. He said if I just stayed home and kept quiet would have diedthere. I knew something wasn't right ladies know your body. I cannot get any help from lawyers or representation. I want justice and my story heard who knows, it could save a young lady’s life.

 



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