in March , Richard Bernstein, a 62-year-old man, began noticing that his foot was starting to swell and that the pain he had been in for some time was starting to get worse. Disturbed by the situation, he decided to go to the family doctor, who referred him to an expert who gave him a devastating diagnosis: “He had four days to live.”
The man, a native of Montville, New Jersey, confirmed that he started showing small pains in his right toe five years ago, but did not give it importance. With time, Discomfort spread throughout the limb and began to seek help from sports doctors and podiatrists, but they found nothing abnormal, So he decided to move on with his life.
“I went to my podiatrist because he thought I had a broken toe, but he couldn’t find anything wrong,” He started telling during an interview New York Post. After two years, he explained, the pain started spreading and deepening up to his ankle, and that’s when he decided to see a sports doctor. According to his story, he found nothing seriously apparent The specialist told him that he could have “spinal stenosis”, A narrowing of the spaces within the spine can put pressure on the nerves that run through the spine, and this can be treated with physical therapy.
However, over time, the pain began to severely affect his quality of life, and only in March, when he saw his right leg swollen, he decided to see a doctor. At this point, they recommended a CT scan. [TAC] From the abdomen, which determines that something is wrong. So they decided to send him to an expert in urology, who gave him a devastating diagnosis. “He told me I had four days to live”calculated.
After analyzing the various examinations recommended by doctors, they indicated that “I had a large carcinoid tumor in my kidney A tumor thrombus grew through the renal vein and filled the vena cava which is The main vein that drains the heart. After this diagnosis, Bernstein was finally admitted to a New York hospital, where he underwent a lengthy surgery to remove a tumor in his kidney. The bad news didn’t end there In preoperative studies, other medical problems that require a lot of attention have been revealed.
The man said that two major coronary arteries “They were 99% blocked and their liver was malfunctioning because the cancer was hampering its function.” In addition, according to the report of the doctor who performed the operation on him, “the vena cava was blocked and put pressure on his lower extremities.” “I was walking on a tightrope,” confirmed Bernstein. On the other hand, he noted that the tumor and the tumor thrombus were about 12 inches in size and weighed about 2.5 pounds.
Bernstein underwent surgery by three expert doctors from New York and is now at home where he is recovering positively and with his family. If my legs weren’t completely swollen, I would have died. There was absolutely no serious pain, but my advice is that if something goes wrong and you can’t find the answer, don’t stop looking for help. Trust your intuition about your body.”closed in the interview.