I received word yesterday that my paternal great aunt passed away. Mary was a surgical nurse on the origianl heart transplant team at Lutheran and was a wonderful woman. My dad's entire family battles with cancer and she is the latest casuality. I believe this was her 5th round of cancer. Brain cancer finally took her life.
I have this avoidance issue when it comes to check ups. I am so fearful that they will find cancer that I avoid visits. I know that sounds foolish, but with so much cancer in my family, I hate going to the doctor. I know they say it isn't hereditary, but I think maybe the predisposition to cancer is hereditary due to weak systems or something.
So rest in peace Mary . . .
20 hours ago