To me, medical issues have always been private business. If you choose to share yours, that is up to you, but I will not be asking about it. It's private. What goes on inside you is about as private as it can get. My mother, though, would put details of her last colonoscopy on the Christmas cards (with photos). Her medical issues at this time, are her business, and I will not go into detail, but I will say: She is old. It is highly specialized and few doctors can do it. And the longer they wait, the worse it will be. She goes back under the knife very soon. She is highly religious, and holds to her faith to see her through this (again), but some backup would certainly not go amiss.