When Jean Williams Taylor shared a picture of her freshly painted nails to her Facebook page, she did so knowing something wasn’t quite right. Jean had a peculiar curvature of the nail, which she had developed over time, prompting her to ask her friends for advice.
“2 weeks ago i [sic] posted this pic on my wall asking if anyone had seen nails like this,” Jean shared on the social media platform, posting the original image as well.
After a few friends researched what curvy nails like hers could mean, they urged her to see a doctor in case it was the sign of a serious illness. She admitted that she initially thought her friends were being “a tad extreme”, but nevertheless made a visit to her local GP.
The UK mum and grandma was then “rushed for blood tests and a chest xray”.
“2 days later i got a phone call to go for a CT scan, 2 days later a PET scan and more blood test, the day later a breathing test on my lungs and a scan on my heart, the day later an MRI scan then a lung biopsy.”