If you have been neglecting your family and friends, I ask that you stop right now and change your priority before life steps and changes it for you.
For days ago I was told that I a very agressive stage 3 cancer. I had mass on my arm that was mis-diagnosed as hematoma and was allowed to grow unchecked for 9 weeks. Finally the pain became too server and the operrated to go in and clean out the hematoma from the muscle in my left arm. They found instead two masses, one hard and one fluid filled. The doctor did not know what it was but decide to cut them out anyway and send it off to the lab.
The result was Leiomyosarcoma. It is a very rare but aggressive and chemo and radiation resistant cancer. The situation was made far worse by the doctors decision to cut it out without knowing what it was or removing it intact along with the surronding tissue.
Now the blood and fluid in the arm from the operation has potentially spread this cancer throughout my entire left arm. The doctors are still running test to see if the cancer has left my arm. If the test show that it is still contained there is about a 90% chance that best way to step it from spreading will be to remove my left arm.
The chemo for sarcoma is the most harsh they have because it is chemo resistant. I will be in the hospital week on and week off for the next 3 to 6 months. The cancer is so rare that there are no stats on survial rate.
I say it is 50/50. You make it or you don't.
I ask that you do not wait until you get this kind of news to start putting your family first.
If you have any recommendations for sources of recurring income to help with expensse while I fight for my life, I would appreaciate if you shared them with me.
I will do whatever they doctors say to stay around as long as possible.
My family and I appreaciate all the prayer and support we have been receiving since we learned of the cancer.
Thank you for taking time to read this and I hope you will make your family your top priority. None of us really nows how much time we have on this earth.