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Dennis Stempke


My husband had surgery for a hernia, and two months later, he died of sepsis. He also had liver cancer, but had been doing well until that surgery. (Sepsis and Cancer) He went to the ER on Jan 21, 2015, and they found nothing in particular. On Jan 22, he had a very brief follow-up with the surgeon, who really never did much of anything at either of his follow-ups.

I asked why Dennis’ eyes were so yellow, did he think they looked worse. He said casually, “I think you have bigger things to worry about, Bud.” YEAH, like he’d be dead in less than 24 hours!! How did no one notice anything?

My photo is of Dennis with our dog, Lambeau.

Source: by Ellen Anderson (Dennis's wife)

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