A Virginia husband and wife are fighting lung cancer together after receiving the awful news only weeks apart.
What are the possibilities of a pair being diagnosed with the same deadly disease at the same time? It’s a slim possibility, but it’s occurred, and it’s heartbreaking.
Lisa Doyle was diagnosed with cancer in July. She had numerous attacks of bronchitis before to her diagnosis, and it wasn’t until July that her doctor gave her the bad news.
“I’VE BEEN LOOKING AT YOUR SCANS ALL AFTERNOON AND I’M SORRY, BUT IT’S LUNG CANCER,” says the doctor.
However, only five weeks after Lisa was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer, her husband, Seth, received the same awful news.
“It has gone to his brain, and it is fatal.” “In his body, he has 14 tumors,” Lisa told WAVY.
Seth, who has two years to live on average, said he is more frightened of abandoning his wife than of dying.
“I’m afraid of what will happen to her; I’m not afraid of dying since I’ll go to a better place.” I’m afraid to leave her here… That’s what concerns him the most: alone by herself, unwell, with expenses piling up,” he explained.
The pair has been together since they were 18 years old, having known each other since they were teens. And it is their 35 years of love that has given them the courage to fight for their lives and to be there for each other.
Seth is currently undergoing radiation treatment, while Lisa, who was undergoing chemotherapy, has opted to discontinue her treatment.
“I can’t sit here and undergo therapy and fight for my life and be a happy person while seeing him die,” Lisa said. “It’s a risk I’m prepared to take since I can’t have both of us back in the bed.” He says he wants me to be happy again, to enter remission and to live a happy life.”
“IT’S IN GOD’S HANDS, AND I’M PLACING MY FAITH IN IT AND EXPECTING A MIRACLE.”
Both of them had to cease working after receiving their diagnosis. Friends and relatives have come together to assist the couple collect funds so they won’t have to worry about medical expenses or rent.
There are many unknowns while the couple fights lung cancer together, but one mystery that many can’t help but wonder about is how they both got the same disease at the same time.
Lisa thinks their diagnosis have something to do with their son’s death a few years ago.
“I’ve read that cancer… “It’s generally related to some sort of significant trauma,” she explained. “With losing our kid, the pain was so deep; he was on life support for four days; it wasn’t like we got a call and it was over.”
It’s also possible that Seth’s occupation had something to do with it. Seth worked in the construction industry and was aware that he had come into touch with asbestos at some point throughout his employment.
Whatever the reason, it’s still a tragedy.
“It’s a living nightmare; every morning you wake up and wonder, ‘Is this real?’”
Having one cancer-stricken family member is difficult enough; imagine having two at the same time.
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