Finally succumbed to Lung Cancer!!
August 13, 2010 7:34am CST
My wife's grandmother finally succumbed to Lung Cancer this week. Nearly 1 and half years after the doctor's had given her 10 days to survive, she lost in her battle against Lung Cancer. What started as a breast cancer some years back had metastasis and spread over to the Lungs finally leading to it's rupture. One of the reasons why I am sharing this information is that this could have been avoided had there be avoided had preventive care been available in India some 20 odd years back which could have diagnosed her breast cancer earlier!! Ladies out there if you are taking that lump in your breast lightly, please take note and act immediately. Let's hope she rests in peace now. Cheers! Ram
• United States
13 Aug 10
I am sorry to hear about the demise of your loved one. I also noticed you mentioned "wife's grandmother," implying the deceased was about or over 70. Anyway, I just wanted to say that we sometimes forget that living to be 70 is indeed a blessing and a complete human lifespan. When one gets to be 70, he/she has indeed lived a complete life and anything thereafter is bonus living - A parent, or grandparent, or great grandparant, or relative who lives over 70 should be ready to depart and/or be ready to let go by relatives. I hope people would remember this little reminder and learn to celebrate the departure of their elderly loved ones instead. Anyone who would not let go of a loved one over 70 is being very selfish.
14 Aug 10
She was actually 82 years at the time of demise. We had just celebrated her 82 b'day two months ago. In India we usually have a big family get-together for the 82nd b'day of a person, so in a way she was very happy that it happened for her before she succumbed to cancer. Cheers! Ram