Wednesday, August 18, 2010

On Surviving Cancer

It has been a year now since my dearest friend was diagnosed with cancer. After 4 months of her diagnosis she passed away. She died a few months after my favorite cousin died of cancer too. It was devastating to me. It was such a tough year for me. I was inconsolable. I was scared of my life too because I know cancer knows no boundaries. It can affect anyone. And I was in search for an answer.

The answer came a year too late for my friend and my dear cousin. I found the answer from another friend’s blog. She talked about Paul Kraus’ book – Surviving Mesothelioma and other Cancers: A Patient’s Guide. Though the book does not claim that it can cure cancer patients… it is indeed an eye opener for both the cancer patient and the caregiver. It gives a light of hope for people with cancer and their loved ones. I just wished that I’ve known about it earlier so that I could have at least given a little hope to my friend and cousin.

Living with mesothelioma or with a mesothelioma victim is heartbreaking. The pain and the challenges can weaken both the patient and the caregiver. But we all know that there is hope for people with mesothelioma. And since Mesothelioma Disease is contacted through exposure to asbestos, people who were exposed to it have the right for a Mesothelioma Lawyer. So if you know that you or your loved ones have been exposed to asbestos a Mesothelioma Attorney can help you face legal challenges. These lawyers specialize in mesothelioma cases and are endorsed by former clients for their extraordinary performance because they have achieved impressive settlements for them.

Life is short and life is too precious to give up. If you think that you are not fairly treated, you have the right to fight for your life.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ruthi, That cancer is a mean, mean disease. My brother died of cancer in 1985 at the age of 55. Now--I have a really good life-long friend who has State 4 Breast Cancer now --which has gone to her bones. She is living with it--and has a wonderful attitude, but I'm afraid for her... It's hard when there's nothing WE can do.

So sorry about your losses. I'm sure it was a hard year for you.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Ruthi, that is one of the reasons why I am always researching herbals. I believe God gave us the means to fight diseases.

I am so sorry to hear of your losses. It is hard to lose someone you love, especially to something so hideous. God bless!

betchai said...

this is a very informative post, Ruthi, sometimes we just do not know our rights. Sorry about your losses, i have some distant family who died of cancer, but somehow, the more painful for me were the sudden deaths of some friends who are very healthy from heart attack ( stress related). Cancer however, for the patient and family is very painful, as you live in pain each day and the pain lingers as the cancer lingers :(

Anonymous said...

Cancer is a scary thing for me too. I know so many people who have this disease and always worry. Sorry for your lost, Ruthi!