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When is enough ENOUGH
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Friends,  In these last few years I've seen and participated in many discussions from diagnosis to surgery and chemo to recurrence.   But I've not seen your thoughts on when 'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH' After…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alisa Aug 9, 2012.

Recurrence
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Hello Reader .... I've learned so much from the folks in several of these discussion groups.  I am now seeking a specific group .... those with non small cell LC and those that had effective…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by GADawg/MOD Oct 29, 2010.

Did You Smoke?
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A second thought on this question .... Yesterday I met someone, who upon hearing my condition, asked the question we've all come to dread....  "Did you smoke?" As I swung into my usual response, she…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Dec 21, 2010.

Medicare Coverage for Disability Patients with Lung Cancer
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Hello folks.  I have a question for those of you with experience on the newer drugs (for lung cancer the second time around (Alimta and Avastan and all the other associated drugs).   I am on SS…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mekbride May 19, 2010.

 

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Alisa replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"Hi mekbride, thank you for your lovely story, I am 51 and was diagnosed almost 2 years ago with non small cell lung cancer, stage three. Since then I too have been through surgery, various chemos and radiations, and am currently on a maintenance…"
Aug 9, 2012
Ronni replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"Meg, thanx for the vote of confidence.  It was only January a diagonoses of Stage 3 extensive small cell lung cancer, a tumor focused in the left lung which collapsed many years ago. Old Pnuemonia scars, cloudy xrays, ct scans, (waiting…"
Aug 9, 2012
Merry replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"Hi again Mek- You are so brave and courageous to have made this decision. I believe that you have made a decision that shows such dignity such power in dying on your terms. I am sorry that I have never met you in person as I'm sure that my life…"
Aug 7, 2012
LisaKM replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"I struggle with this too.  But I think there does come a time when "enough is enough" and it's not giving up, it's taking control of your health and body.  I would do the same thing you did.  And I'm only 45…"
Aug 7, 2012
Ronni replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"End of Life and whole body donations has been a conversation in my family for many many years.  My parents donated, but the talk was had with every child and grand child so all would understand.  It wasn't that the cost was…"
Apr 16, 2012
mekbride replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"Pat, thank you for such lovely words and sentiments.  I always found my inspiration from all the people I met along the way.  Even the 'icky' ones... and while there were plenty of those, they probably taught me more than the…"
Apr 15, 2012
pat ryan replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"What an amazing person you are ,an inspiration to all the people on this journey ,you have lived life to the full,in spite of or because of the cancer,it matters not.Now as you reach a different place ,I and I'm sure many others would…"
Apr 15, 2012
mekbride replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"Maribeth and Ronnie,  Both of you have a long way to go!   I remember attending a function at Lung Cancer Alliance where I met the most amazing people.  But even more amazing than their attitudes was the fact that they had been going…"
Apr 14, 2012
Ronni replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"mekbride....    I only started chemo this past February, last week was my 3rd treatment.  I am sitting here feeling shaky, queasy, wondering how the contents in my disgestive system will come out, and how difficult…"
Apr 14, 2012
Maribeth Wall replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"Hi Mekbride -  You so impressed me with your courage and doing what I hope whenever the time comes, be able to do.  I had a horrible reaction to chemo back in February and thought then I couldn't do this again but at the moment still…"
Apr 13, 2012
mekbride replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"David, you are so right about the decision making, and I love the idea of the person standing in front of you.    I was at the Cancer Center yesterday as each month I have to have my port flushed.  Everyone kept talking about how good…"
Apr 11, 2012
Picaso replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"     Ultimatley mekbride, the decision is yours, but that decision MUST come from your heart. Once you have come to terms with which way you are going I think life will no longer have a time line. If you truly decide to stop…"
Apr 11, 2012
GADawg/MOD replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"Eric and MEK, How fun! I'd be honored to be MEK's escort and meet up with a fellow Scot (I have relatives in Jura). MEK will let me know when and where, I'm sure. It's a date-"
Apr 10, 2012
eric byrne replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"Hi Mekbride,                   Its a date,I am so looking forward to meeting up with you and GADawg,theres still time to put your name down for LUNGevity's…"
Apr 10, 2012
mekbride replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"Wow!  Great!  I live in the Dupont Circle/U Street Corridor.  As it gets closer let me know a good date and I'll arrange my schedule (Hospice aides and nurses come weekly).  Then GADawg & I can finalize…"
Apr 10, 2012
eric byrne replied to mekbride's discussion When is enough ENOUGH
"Hi GADawg/MOD,                          I would love to meet up with you and Mek,I am so looking forward to my visit and meeting up with some friendly…"
Apr 10, 2012

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