It’s unbelievable how everything can be going along smoothly with everything falling into place when suddenly…BAM…your whole world changes. That happened to our family today.
My brother hurt his back a few weeks ago. He was in a lot of pain but is stubborn and didn’t go to the doctor. A week ago, his leg started hurting as well. Today, he couldn’t put weight on it at all, so I forced him into going to the emergency room. What we found out shocked us.
He has a basketball sized tumor growing in his abdomen, and it has destroyed his left kidney. He has some type of bone cancer, his lungs are full of it, too. His spine was weakened by the cancer, so when he lifted a chair, it broke his spine. He had no symptoms at all until his leg started hurting. We thought it was connected with his back injury. Never in our wildest dreams did we think it to be cancer. He has not felt ill, has a great appetite and is very active.
I guess this is a horrible reminder to get yearly check-ups, even if you feel great. It’s terrifying to think that this monster called cancer can be in us at any time and we won’t even know until it’s too late. Take care of yourselves and your family. Don’t take anything for granted and enjoy your life! We never know when our time is up.