Sunday, May 11, 2014
Looking at the glass as half full I have to say I am fortunate that we found this disease early enough to do something about it. What about the person who couldn't or wouldn't go get a checkup? A general physical is where we found the low blood cell counts which led to more blood tests, and two bone marrow tests and finally the diagnosis of leukemia. As I write this I feel fine but the doctors say that won't last long. What about the person who didn't go to the doctor and said he was feeling just fine and had no knowledge of their blood composition. People do die from this disease when the blood becomes clogged with cancer cells and eventually they have a heart attack or stroke. How many people have died who had no knowledge of the underlying issue? We will never know but having health insurance and getting regular checkups are obviously important.