A MUM who was repeatedly told she had indigestion died two days after doctors finally realised she had cancer.
Carol Moyse, 63, was diagnosed with indigestion on multiple occasions before a doctor realised she had Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on April 1 this year.
The mum and gran died two days later, with her family unable to see her due to Covid restrictions, GrimsbyLive reports.
Devastated daughter Tracey Moyse, from Scunthorpe, said there had been delays in Carol’s diagnosis.
“Unfortunately Lymphoma can be misdiagnosed as other things and it usually presents itself at a much later stage,” she said.
“Left untreated, it is deadly. But when it is treated, there’s an 85 per cent chance of survival. Mum was diagnosed on more than one occasion with indigestion when, in fact, it was Lymphoma.
“She started getting poorly in February with what doctors said was a water infection. But there was clearly a bigger problem that was missed and overlooked.”
Carol was admitted into Scunthorpe General Hospital on Wednesday March 10.
Tracey explained: “Even before she went to hospital, she was told by the doctors that she needed to take two indigestion tablets and Gaviscon at night.
“With hindsight, she was slowly dying. She was transferred to Castle Hill Hospital on Good Friday and died the next day. It was a bit of a shock to take it all in.”
Tracey described her mum as her “rock,” adding that she has never spent Christmas without her.
“When they say mums are best friends, that couldn’t be more true. She was my best friend. She was my sounding-board for everything in life,” she said.
“She doted on her grandchildren. They came first. Always. It’s so sad that she’s missed out on seeing them get their GCSE results and going to the prom. She’d have loved to have seen that.
“It’s now very lonely without her as she has been a constant in my life. It’s even harder for my grandmother who has had to bury her own daughter which no parent should have to do.”
But the proud daughter was unable to properly say goodbye to her mum as the Covid pandemic raged on in Britain.
It was awful to have not been able to say a proper goodbye to her. She was all for celebrating life and being happy
She said: “We weren’t able to see her whilst she was in hospital for three weeks. We only spoke on video call throughout that time because of Covid-19 restrictions.
“We last spoke on Good Friday morning, the day before she died, and she just said to me, ‘the doctors just need to take this pain away from my stomach now and I’ll be fine’.
“She was so very brave, even though she was in a lot of pain.
“It was awful to have not been able to say a proper goodbye to her. She was all for celebrating life and being happy – I hope we can do her proud with this fundraiser.”
Tracey is now hoping to see her mum’s legacy live on by raising £10,000 for Hope House – a charity made up of cancer survivors, professionals and volunteers who help families in need of support during a cancer diagnosis.
She will also be remembering her cousin Vikki Anderson, who died of cancer in 2018 at 35.
Tracey said: “As a charity, they offer so much support for people suffering with cancer and it’s a charity up the road from me and it really means a lot to us with all that’s happened.”
She hopes the money can support Hope House in buying a permanent holiday home in Skegness so families suffering from cancer can enjoy time with their loved ones.
If you wish to help Tracey raise funds for Hope House, you can donate here.
Source: The Sun