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Windows 7: Seeking timely medical advice

17 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 10 Pro
Seeking timely medical advice

I’m normally a very private person when it comes to posting anything about my family but I’d like to post something that may save someone’s life out there.

Friday Night my cousin passed away from what doctors call a rare form of breast cancer.

My aunt (her mother) had noticed that my cousin couldn’t keep anything down and hadn’t been feeling well. She kept telling her she needed to see a doctor but she refused.

Well, by the time my cousin decided to see a doctor it was too late.

Somewhere along the line she decided to keep the diagnoses from the family but as her health deteriorated she eventually told her immediate family who eventually told the rest, but by that time no one realized she had less than 4 months.

She entered ICU (Intensive Care Unit) last Monday and passed away Friday night. The rate at which she deteriorated those last 5 days was shockingly fast and took everyone by surprise, including her doctors. No one had any idea she was going to pass that night when we went to visit her that day.

The point of this post is to say that if something doesn’t feel right see a doctor. You never know, and if you wait, it could be too late, even fatal.

One other thing, my cousin had long discussed procedures to take should something like what happened happen, Including whether or not to prolong the inevitable, so that in the end the decisions made were a lot easier as her wishes were met.

She was 54 and is survived by her parents, 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren.

I post this as a tribute to my cousin in hopes that this story helps someone.

R.I.P. Tawanda, I love you.
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17 Oct 2011   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Sending our deepest sympathy for the loss of Tawanda.

Your post should remind all of us that when one is not feeling right, for whatever reason, don't delay in seeking
medical help. An early detection is a vital when it comes to saving your life.

Thanks for sharing.
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17 Oct 2011   #3


I'm sorry to hear about your loss; my condolences to you and your family.
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17 Oct 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


My condolences, Sygnus. Sound advice, hopefully people understand how important it is to take care of themselves.

All my best to you and those left behind.

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17 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Deepest sympathies man. Cancer is no laughing joke.

Coworker of mine just lost his wife, who was 34 to cancer about 4 weeks ago. She was fine, no problems...started to get a sore back, but attributed it to a long motorcycle ride she had taken a few days before. One night, she went to bed and woke up in a puddle of blood. They rushed her to ER, did a bunch of tests and determined she was stage 4 breast cancer and nothing they could do. They gave her 6-18 months, she made it about 4 weeks. It just sucks, no if ands or butts. He is 35, has 3 kids and they have lost their mother. Sad, sad, sad.
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17 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

That's awful My deepest condolences to you and your family...may you find strength and solace through these times.
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17 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 10 Pro

Thanks to everyone here for the kind words. I just can't help but think what might have been had she been seen sooner. Maybe things still would have turned out the same but.....

I guess it's the luck of the draw but you increase the odds in your favor by getting an early exam. As a cancer survivor myself, my doctors kept telling me how lucky I was that I saw them when I did. They caught mines early. She ended up with stage 4 cancer.

Anyway again, If something doesn't feel right, see a doctor….

Again, for the kind words.
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17 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Thank you for sharing this sygnus21. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

I lost my father to cancer in 1968 and my father-in-law in 1988 to the same disease.

In both cases, the time from diagnosis to death was short and measured in weeks, but you're absolutely right in your advice to seek help straight away if anything is amiss.

Cancer is a wicked disease and can strike anyone at any time and all we can do is support those who are trying to find a cure.
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17 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Cancer is a wicked disease and can strike anyone at any time and all we can do is support those who are trying to find a cure.
100 percent agree.

I lost my mother-in-law to breast cancer in 2008. In her case she put up the good fight for 8 years.
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18 Oct 2011   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

My deepest sympathies Drew. My best friend has beaten cancer twice. I know this is far the exception then the rule. My best to your family. A Guy
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