Nov 09, 2013 - 9:17 pm
I am in the process of closing my Law Office and touching base with my clients now that I am 70. One client I called was in her mid 70's and I had been to Court with her a few months ago regarding her sister's disability. She told me that right after I saw her last she was diagnosed with lung Cancer and had just had Chemo. I suggested rather gingerly without trying to hurt her feelings that we may have to go to Court and appoint a backup to be in charge of her disabled sister (something she was vehemenntly against in the past). She came in with another sister a few hours later and I was shocked. She appeared to be near the end.
At that point I realized how lucky the other Stage 1 Kidney Cancer survivors and myself are. Diagnosed with a deadly disease, but able to live a fairly normal life because it had not metastizised and the surgery got it all. Not all are that lucky
It was a reality check moment. We can take nothing for granted.