"My father-in-law is a retired primary school teacher in a private school at Davengere and mother-in-law is a home-maker just like me. She is right now taking care of our daughter while we are here in Bangalore for Santosh's treatment."
Santosh thought he had mouth ulcers or sores. He kept going to the clinic but no medicine gave him relief. The frustration from living with this affliction got to him, and he decided to get a second opinion. Santosh visited Manipal hospital. Examination and tests revealed that he had tongue cancer.
It has been a rocky road for this family ever since they received the horrendous diagnosis. Santosh is the first born of the family and used to work in a private company with no. E.S.I benefits. His brothers are all married and have nuclear families. He supported his parents, wife and child. Now he had to quit work to take care of his health.
Left alone with no source of income, Santosh struggled to pay his medical bills. He had to undergo 9 cycles of chemotherapy, surgery, and follow-up treatment.
"We have spent over Rs. 15 lakhs. My father-in-law liquidated his savings. We have borrowed so much from everyone we know. Santosh's savings are also gone. And now we need more."
Right now, he needs chemotherapy and supportive care. Santosh and his wife are living in Bangalore until doctors say it is safe to go home to his daughter. They are in great emotional turmoil in addition to the difficult financial situation.
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