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I have a friend who has been healthy all his life, in fact I have never seen him Sick at all in all the years I’ve known him until recently.

It all started with a sore toe. It just wouldn’t heal and he kept saying “it will be right”, it will sort itself out, as men usually say! Well it didn’t sorted itself out and it persisted until his wife got fed up with it. She made him an appointment at the GP. Since it was difficult to Get him to go at all, she insisted that he get a full blood check while he was there. This saved his life!
They discovered he had prostate cancer and was booked immediately into the hospital to have it removed. During the op they discovered further cancerous spots which required radiation but whilst he was in hospital
They found that all 4 valves in his heart were partially blocked……one of them 92%. He was virtually a dead man walking and they said he could of suffered a heart attack at any time and would of been dead before he hit the ground. He was rushed immediately to a major Sydney hospital where he underwent a quadruple bypass before he could resume radiation to treat the cancer. In all an extremely difficult time for both him and the family and an acute awakening to the dangers that we can’t see! All of this from a sore toe with absolutely no symptoms whatsoever of either prostate cancer or heart problems.
His experience has certainly given me a new respect for getting regular health and blood checks so please don’t let his experience go to waste……it may be just a sore toe…….or maybe not?? It doesn’t take much time or effort to put your mind at rest and not putting it off could save your life! I am sure his 3 sons are grateful to still have a their father!


Posted anonymously, 18th July 2015


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  • I am currently trying to get my hubby to see Dr. He has a pain in his groin, had it for a week or 2 now, I only found out last night. Doesn’t sound serious but I’m stressing because this is how my mother in laws cancer began :/

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  • Yes I agree being with it really scarey how something as a sore toe could be signs that something is really wrong. Crazy!

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  • Yes, that’s true. Sometimes it’s a fine line between getting things checked out and becoming a hypochondriac

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  • wow he must be so thankful to have found it at all! what an amazing story!

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  • Wow what a massive thing for them to face

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  • Wow, what a ‘lucky’ man. Not for what happened of course but for the outcome. This happened not so long ago to my uncle and sadly he was dead in 8 weeks. Teaches you to be grateful for life and health every day.

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  • Men do sometimes need a push from their wife to take care of themselves. He was lucky that fate must of been on his side taking care of him. I really hope he beats the health issues he has. Its really scarey how something as a sore toe could be signs that something is really wrong.

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  • It is so hard sometimes to know when you really need a check and when you’re over reacting.

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  • I’m so glad his wife made that appointment.
    Thank you so much for sharing a great reminder to us all

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  • Luckily that his wife insisted that he went to the doctor! What a terrible experience! And what a change of life for him!
    The worst thing is when you don’t have absolutely any symptom! You feel fine, but inside your body a lot is happening. And we all know how important is to catch up problems as soon as possible, in particular cancer.

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