It was the most heartbreaking experience of my life. He was a long time friend who I had recently started dating. After his wife passed and my husband and I divorced, it seemed natural for us to spend time together. We had grown very close and were planning a vacation this fall.
In April he started complaining about back pain. He had a job lifting heavy packages and a history of kidney stones..so I tried to convince him to see his doctor. Instead he went to an ER and was diagnosed with a back strain and given medication and also went to a chiropracter.
When he didn't get better I took him to an ER and this time he was admitted and diagnosed with a drug allergy. About 10 days later he collapsed and was taken to the hospital where he stayed for 3 weeks. It took that long to finally discover that he had brain cancer. He went home and died about 3 weeks after that.
Unfortunately I wasnt able to see him those last 3 weeks but I did spend lots of time with him in the hospital and I spoke to him after he got the cancer diagnosis. I pray that he remembered me telling him how much I loved him and that I would be with him if I was allowed by his children.
I miss him so much. There is a huge hole in my life and in my heart.