posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 04:15 PM
Very good advice. Sorry to hear about your brother.
I have a similar story to back yours up... years ago my then-girlfriend's father was the same way - never went to a doctor for anything. He had
symptoms for months, and ignored them. He didn't even tell his family, even though my girlfriend could hear him vomiting in the bathroom after
dinner. She thought he was bulimic. He also constantly complained of pain in his side.
He never went to see a doctor until he collapsed in a parking lot one day and had to be rushed to the ER. They admitted him, did some tests and found
that he had kidney cancer that had metastasized throughout his body. Docs told him they could operate but it would not do a lot of good, maybe give
him a few months more, tops. He refused treatment, went home, and lasted all of three weeks. He was 63.
Had he gone to a doctor at the first symptoms, he might still be alive today. Don't ignore symptoms.