From: Dismal Seepage Indiana
Rest in peace.
In 2013 I came down with what we thought was laryngitis and after two weeks, it just would not go away.
At the time I was into a long career as a Sr Accts Mgr at a major bank, with many great customers who contacted me by phone.
Friendships developed and several were concerned about my voice problems enough to convince me to return to the Dr..
I finally did, and after seeing several specialists, it was determined I had a massive case of cancer, stage 3 Neuroendocrine carcinoma, in both lungs, my throat, and "30 to 40" lymph nodes.
I was told it was "inoperable"...but my great Oncologist did not bat an eye when he said "So we will burn it out with radiation."
I began daily treatments, which lasted for months...and the cancer was killed.
Until this event in my life, I had been a big, strapping former army Ranger, capable of bench pressing over 300 pounds, even into my sixties.
The cancer NEVER made me feel ill at all.
If not for that "laryngitis"...I would be gone now as well.
I believe I was spared in order to tell my story, to give an encouragement if and when possible, that cancer CAN be beaten at times...even when declared "inoperable".
None of us can take our lives for granted, and IMHO no matter how healthy we think we are...even something as innocuous as a case of a raspy throat might be natures way of getting us in to see the Dr.