It’s a sad reality of life that sometimes the most innocuous of ailments can turn out to be something a lot more serious. Now that the summer is well and truly upon us, people around the world are being urged to heed the advice of experts and stay well clear of tanning oil. To emphasize this point, the headlines have been littered with stories of people whose seemingly innocent spots turned out to be skin cancer.
However, few people realize that it’s not just obvious dangers like the sun that can threaten our lives. In fact, it can be something as simple as a common complaint that we can all attest to having multiple times: the cold. For one man, a cold cost him his lips and all his limbs back in December 2013 – a time of year when most of us would brush off the illness as nothing more than a side effect of the weather.
Thirty-eight-year-old Alex Lewis’ horrific ordeal began back in November 2013. He claims he had flu symptoms for about two weeks and then one night discovered blood in his urine. Needless to say, this was the first sign that something was seriously wrong.