Bristol news Woman, 32, fears she could lose eyesight as she waits for surgery PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Roxana Rosu suffers from a rare condition that causes her bones to expand
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A Bristol woman has been told she needs surgery to remove a rare tumour that causes her bones to expand and impacts her sight. But she is still waiting for surgery with the NHS - and during this time she could turn blind. Roxana Rosu has now launched a Gofundme to raise money so she can pay for private treatment because her sight is deteriorating rapidly. The 32-year-old had noticed her bones seemed bigger for some time, but put it down to 'growing older'. But when she started experiencing headaches and sweating, she sought medical advice. She claims several GPs in England told her the symptoms were nothing to worry about and it was only when she returned to her home country Romania when a doctor diagnosed her with a tumour between her optic nerve and brain. She says her symptoms have now grown more severe, including only being able to sleep between three to four hours a night and sweating. Get the biggest stories from across Bristol straight to your inbox Medics say the condition could cause Roxana to turn blind But she says medics here have told her it could be months before she has surgery - and during that time she could lose her eyesight. "I'm scared for my life," she said. "I'm really struggling - I don't want to turn blind. I'm feeling very stressed out." On March 19, Roxana says an optician said her eyesight had deteriorated compared to her last visit at the start of the month.
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. I m getting more and more concerned. "In such a short time I had such a change in my eyesight! My only hope now is to manage to have the surgery as soon as possible." Roxana also wants to raise awareness, so other people with the rare illness will know the early warning signs.
"It takes years to get as bad as it is but I didn't realise I had it," she said. "My friends would say your nose has grown. I didn't notice how much." In the past five years, Roxana says her hands, legs and nose have all enlarged due to her condition called acromegaly of the pituitary gland. To donate towards her Gofundme, click here. What is acromegaly of the pituitary gland It is a hormonal disorder that develops when your pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone during adulthood. When you have too much growth hormone, your bones increase in size.
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