Sunday, 18 December 2016

She Waited Years To Have Her Foot Checked Out. Doctors Deliver News No One Saw Coming


This is a story of a woman who noticed that she has a weird bump on her foot, but decided to ignore it. It first appeared when she was 15 years old. Cheryl Murray didn’t think that it was anything serious, but as she aged, the bump only grew in size and became big as a golf ball! She couldn’t wear anything!
Cheryl had a boyfriend, David in 2014. He asked her about her foot. She decided to lie something about it and he knew it wasn’t the truth, so he managed to convince her to go and check the lump.
When she finally decided to do that, she was surprised like never before. Unfortunately, after one decade of neglecting the problem, she left that hospital without one leg.
“David asked me what was wrong with my foot. I replied that it was torn ligaments, but he could tell it wasn’t, that it was more serious,” Murray said.
Doctors conducted a number of tests and found out the worst. The results showed that Cheryl had a rare form of cancer called sarcoma.
“I never thought it would be anything serious. I was hysterical. I was so stunned I couldn’t speak,” she said.
But, then the doctor shocked her even more!
The cancer had advanced so far that she would need to get her leg amputated.
“I felt like I had been punched in the face twice on one day,” Murray continued.
“I was sobbing for what felt like forever, but David reassured me that we would get through it,” she added.
David supported 27-year-old Cheryl through the whole thing. He even proposed marriage before the operation. He wanted her to know he loved her and that he was going to be there for her – no matter what.
“I tell him daily that I can’t imagine what I would have done without him. Knowing I wanted to build a life with him kept me going,” Murray said.
Murray was wheeled out in a wheelchair after the operation finished. She decided not to wait or be a victim anymore. She immediately began physiotherapy as a part of her recovery and was fitted for a prosthetic limb.
“I’ve thought a lot about whether if I’d have gone back to the doctors sooner it could have saved my leg,” Murray told the Mail.
Cheryl Murray has maintained a positive outlook throughout the whole difficult process.
“I never let myself wish I’d have gone to the doctors sooner as I have come to terms with what has happened, I’m now proud to be an amputee,” said Murray.
“I can’t change the past I can only move on with my future,” she added.
An estimated 12,310 people in the United States will be diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma every year, according to the American Cancer Society. 4,990 will die. Sarcoma is a very deadly form of cancer.
It’s a type of cancer that affects parts of the body that connect, surround, and support other structures. Sarcoma can affect muscles, ligaments, tendons, fat, blood vessels, and even deep skin tissue.
Never neglect anything odd on your body! Make sure you do your regular check-ups at the doctor!