It Didn't Have to Happen This Way.

Real Estate Agent with The Jones Team

A friend of mine recently experienced a loss.  Her mother passed away after a long battle with cancer.  She had been experiencing problems for quite a while, but she put off going to the doctor.  There was never enough time.  She, like many of us, was afraid to hear what it might be.  It was easier to ignore the problem; after all she didn't feel that bad.

Now a young mother faces the prospect of raising two children without the guidance of her mother.  These children will miss out on the love that this precious grandmother had to give.  With the proper medical screening/medical care this tragedy would most likely have been avoided.

If you are experiencing problems with your health then please, please, please go see a doctor.  If you are feeling fine then please don't forget to go for a regular check up.  Do it for yourself, do it for your loved ones, do it for those who count on you to be there.

Comments (7)

Melissa Grant
A Serendipity World - Greenbackville, VA
The Law of Attraction In Life & Business

Thank you for this blog ! My grandfather never went to the Doctors. He always felt they did more harm than good and didn't want to come home with a fist fill of RX's. I think many of the older generation feels like this. My grandfather was diagnosed with cancer when it was to late. It started in his stomach, went to the liphnoids and to his brain. When his dementia ( or so we thought) caught up with him and we called an ambulance the Doctor found a tumor on his brain that "had to be there for at least 5 years" said the Doctor. It was to late, he died 4 weeks from his diagnosis in the Hospital.

Yes, get checked. Even if you think its something little. It could save your life !

Nov 11, 2007 10:12 PM
Peggy K.
Grand Property Virtual Tours - Buffalo Grove, IL
Illinois Virtual Tour Provider and Real Estate Photographer

Thanks for sharing this story.  It's a great reminder to us all that our lives are not our own and that what we do affects those around us too.

Nov 11, 2007 10:27 PM
Todd and Danielle Millar
Glenn Simon Inc. - Edmonton, AB
Nineteen years of excellence!
How sad. Most times the fear of going to the doctor is worse than the actually problem but the few times it isn't that is when it counts the most.
Nov 11, 2007 10:43 PM
Stacy and Jackie Jones
The Jones Team - Katy, TX
Houston/Katy Realtors

Melissa - Thanks for sharing.  I'm sorry about your grandfather.  I'm not real big on doctors myself, and I'm learning I have to get over it.

Peggy - You are absolutely correct!

Todd and Danielle - Thanks for stopping in.  Fear of the unknown always seems to be worse than the reality of the situation.

Nov 12, 2007 08:05 AM
Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

This is so sad.  I thank you for sharing this story.  If it helps just one person it was well worth it. 

There are so many of us that are afraid to go to the doctors for fear of what could be wrong.  I missed an appointment for a couple of years and when I finally went back to the doctor she said "Ok whats up?"  She knew I had been gone for awhile and that I probably returned with what I thought might be a problem.  Well lucky for me all is well.  I plan on keeping all my appoints from here on out.  The sooner you go...the better you will be!!  :)

Nov 14, 2007 03:44 AM
Arina Hanciulescu
RealtyPros - Las Vegas, NV
It is very sad when someone that close to your heart has to go... My mother has a degenerative arthritis. She  has an excellent medical care but with her increased immobility her overall health is poor. It is almost impossible to change that but to hope that she will be around as long as possible.
Nov 14, 2007 05:30 AM
Stacy and Jackie Jones
The Jones Team - Katy, TX
Houston/Katy Realtors

Janice - You are welcome.  I'm happy to hear that you are fine.  Thanks for stopping by.

Arina - I'm sorry to hear that she is ill.  You are both blessed to have each other.  This really reminded me that I need to enjoy every day I have with those that I love.

Nov 14, 2007 07:57 AM

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