An English policeman was doing a lot of exercise and thought it was a hit without imagining what it was really about
John Haywood is a Chief Inspector for the Greater Manchester County Police, in the UK, and a year ago, His life was completely changed when he discovered what appeared to be a bruise or bruise and ended up being something worse.
It turns out that Haywood, 46, discovered a stain on one of his ankles, which seemed to be a blow, so he did not pay much attention to it because he used to run and ride a bicycle and believed that it could be a busted capillary glass.
Fwd: Were asking those who served their community as a Police Officer to join the challenge of posting a pic of yourself in uniform. A pic, no description. Goal is to flood with positive photos instead of negativity. Copy the text to your timeline, and look at some great memories pic.twitter.com/MbWpGpIJyq
– John Haywood (@haywoodgmp) April 4, 2020
At first, the bruise looked about the size of a coin; However, as the weeks progressed, it did not disappear and on the contrary, it became larger and larger. 6 months later, the police decided to go to a dermatologist to treat him.
‘It wasn’t sore or raised or itchy, it just looked like a bruise or maybe a burst capillary’
– Metro Lifestyle (@MetroUK_Life) July 23, 2020
After several tests and after performing a biopsy, the doctor indicated that that bruise it was a sarcoma, a tumor of soft tissue (muscles, tendons, blood vessels, adipose tissue) whose malignant form is aggressive.
#WorldCancerDay & heading for surgery again shortly. Guess where they’re operating ? ⬇️hoping for clear margins this time ???? grateful for all the support and messages ?? #letsdothis ?? pic.twitter.com/Djg72AeWMJ
– John Haywood (@haywoodgmp) February 4, 2020
The situation did not stop there because the following month was detected another type of cancer called lymphoma, which affects the blood cells associated with the immune system.
John had to leave his job temporarily to undergo two surgeries, as well as chemotherapies to treat both diseases; Fortunately, after 3 months he received the good news that both had taken effect, although now he must continue fighting to beat sarcoma.
The police decided to maintain his lifestyle as he had before the disease and also, shares his daily life on Twitter to encourage people who are battling cancer like him.
Change of scenery today after yesterday challenge of 103 mile bike ride. Back to @TheChristieNHS in preparation for next challenge – being more radiotherapy. Hence getting some miles in whilst I can #letsdothis pic.twitter.com/vv7loMGcGY
– John Haywood (@haywoodgmp) July 6, 2020
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