Lived Like He Was Dying... But Continued to Live
Imagine, you go to the doctor and you hear the words you have cancer.
And for 99% of people, finding out your doctors were wrong and you AREN'T going to die from terminal lung cancer is fantastic news.
This guy is the other 1%. Back in May of 2010, a 69-year-old guy named Frank from Wairoa, New Zealand was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and told he only had a few months to live.
So he and his 65-year-old wife Wilma decided they had, quote, "nothing to lose" and dove into their bucket list.
First, they sold their home at a $70,000 loss. Then they went on an insane 10-day vacation to Fiji where they dropped at least $30,000. They ate at fancy restaurants, and went to Australia to visit their daughter and grandchildren. Frank even started smoking again. Because he figured . . . why not?
Here's why: He didn't die. His health didn't deteriorate. And back in April, 23 months after his diagnosis, it turned out he DIDN'T HAVE CANCER. The doctors say they based the diagnosis off the evidence they had at the time . . . but got it wrong. So now, Frank and Wilma are $80,000 in debt. They expected Frank's life insurance to cover that. Instead, it looks like they're now going to live a long, high-debt life together.
- AT FIRST I REALLY FELT SORRY FOR THIS COUPLE, BUT THEN I CHANGED MY MIND. WHY DIDN’T THEY GET A SECOND OPINION.
- HERE’S A WORD OF ADVICE, I LEARNED THIS AS A TEEN WHEN MY MOTHER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH VAGINAL CANCER. MY PARENTS WENT TO 3 DIFFERENT DOCTORS TO MAKE SURE.