A terminally ill man cautioned others not to make the same mistake he made.

A guy who is near death has told people that their health should come first since he committed the “biggest mistake” of his life.

Liam Griffiths is currently living with the regret that he might have survived if he hadn’t made one fatal mistake, and he is working hard to cross things off his bucket list as quickly as possible.

The 31-year-old, who saw himself as “the healthiest man in the world” and a devoted gym-goer, says he is now “a shadow” of the man he once was after learning with painful clarity that his illness was fatal.

“Physically, I’m a fragile man; I’m a shadow of my former self,” he declared. I was the world’s healthiest man. I used to train every day, but now I’m unable to even walk up the stairs without using much energy.

I am leading the worst possible life that I could have imagined. It’s awful. It’s draining me mentally. It has physically depleted me.

According to Liam, he started experiencing cramps, vomiting, persistent constipation, and stomach swelling back in March.

But despite his numerous illnesses, he continued to ignore his issue because he didn’t want to cause a scene and would miss out on pay because he was self-employed.

But the boy’s symptoms got worse and worse until they were intolerable, and he had to go to the hospital.

He was first told that he had Crohn’s disease, which causes inflammation in certain areas of the digestive tract, but a month later, physicians contacted him again urgently to urge him to return.

Liam recalled the conversation, saying: “I knew as soon as they told me to bring my mom, Susan. I’ve simply filtered out the trauma, so I don’t even recall the hospital visit.

Then, when doctors informed him he had peritoneal cancer and would require arduous chemotherapy treatment, his life completely changed.

The boy also had surgery to try and get rid of the illness, but the procedure failed, and now he has a terminal illness.

“I remember asking my doctor what my lifespan would be, and he said he doesn’t want to give me a timeframe of when my life could end because he doesn’t want me to focus my whole life around it,” the Middlesborough native who has worked on oil rigs in the past said.

“I agreed and simply made the decision that I wanted to go home, grant a few wishes, and simply enjoy my life while I could.”

Regretfully, due to his deteriorating health, Liam is no longer able to participate in physically demanding activities like skiing, swimming with sharks, or finishing Tough Mudder.

He feels that putting off treating his symptoms and “not getting checked sooner is the biggest mistake” he has ever made, so he is on a quest to make “key memories” with his loved ones and to encourage others to prioritize their health.

“They found my cancer at stage three advanced-but maybe they could have caught it if I had just gone to see the doctors earlier,” the British citizen stated. Since I worked for myself and needed the money, I just persisted.

“I carried out what I believed a man ought to do. I was being responsible.

“I want to push this message because, because of my mistake and my story, even one or two people going to the hospital and getting checked would be amazing,” he continued.

Liam’s NHS chemotherapy treatment has stopped working, therefore he is now paying for private treatment, scans, and medication in an attempt to extend his life.

His close friend Eve Bannatyne, who is the daughter of Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne, started a JustGiving campaign that has amassed almost £18,000 to date.

“Liam is an amazing young man and we at JustGiving are in awe of his bravery,” stated Pascale Harvie, president and general manager of JustGiving.

“Not only has he overcome this terrible illness, but through sharing his personal story, he is also creating much-needed awareness to encourage other men to get themselves checked.”

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