Giving courage to patient fighting with mesothelioma from asbestos exposure
When the doctor said that, according to his thoroughly diagnosis, Jane got a rare kind of disease called mesothelioma from constantly exposure to asbestos, she not quite gets it. She said the doctor told her something about mesothelioma life expectancy. The diagnosis staged too late. Anyway, currently there is no cure for this kind of lung cancer.
Jane’s tears poured down. She knew she got shorter time left than she had thought. Jane rejected a free admission offered as special case treatment, although the doctor said there is no expense involved. The case will be purely dedicated for a study.
Instead, Jane drew huge support from family. She got an old mother and two brothers, one older and the other younger, always stand by her. Although they are not a rich family, Jane dedicates herself to charity activity, and she takes it seriously. Coupled with her family supported, she travelled across the nation to lecture people on charity—something she cannot do when working full time as a construction site worker.
Three years passed she is still healthy, forgetting that she carried the diseased around. She said her life expectancy had extended from the doctor designated of two years as most to ten years at least.
Jane was one of rare good example in fighting mesothelioma while many construction workers won’t.
Asbestos, a mineral fiber that can cause lethal asbestos-related diseases, are used heavily in construction industry. With its excellent heat-resistant and friction-resistant properties, asbestos is used in reinforcing brick and block mortar and in so many areas in the house or building from ceiling to floor.
Although asbestos is only harmful when its fibers become airborne and are inhaled or ingested, construction workers are at the greatest risk in regards to dangerous levels of exposure to asbestos. They were poorly protected while highly exposed to the material.
Thankfully, there are now regulations on limited asbestos usage in construction. But many construction sites now still used asbestos at a dangerous level amongst careless and unscrupulous contractors.