The doctor then told her 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 was a good man who supported the 27-year-old cancer victim throughout the ordeal. Not long before her operation, David proposed marriage – 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.
After the operation, Murray was wheeled out in a wheelchair. But she didn’t want to wait or be a victim anymore. She immediately began physiotherapy 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.
Throughout it all Cheryl Murray has maintained a positive outlook.
“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.
Every year an estimated 12,310 people in the United States will be diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma, the American Cancer Society estimates. And 4,990 will die, Healio reports. Sarcoma is very deadly.
What are sarcomas? They are cancers that affect parts of the body that connect, surround, and support other structures. Sacromas can affect muscles, ligaments, tendons, fat, blood vessels, and deep skin tissue.
The takeaway: Check yourself for abnormal growths regularly./awm.com