Linking you to resources and support in the lung cancer community!
so this week is my one year anniversary of being in the hospital and getting my diagnosis after surgery of stage IV nsclc Adenocarcinoma -I had no symptoms at all and had I not had divaticulitus (Sp?) I would never had known I had lung cancer.
next step was a PET scan and that came back clean, no hot spots so I thought I was ok but they wanted to do biop to be sure this is all during hurricane Sandy
so i was delayed twice for surgery due to power outages
i then spent 4 days in ICU with a drain for the fluid that was around my right lung - and recovery from all the biopsy's done and was told in recovery that i had cancer. I dont really remember much from that moment and i think i am ok with that.
But happily the cancer has not spread any further than it was. iIt is in the lining of my lung and in my lung. Since then i have gone 6 rounds with cicplatin alimta and avastin every three weeks and now just Alimta and Avastin every 3 weeks - 3 CT scans after every 4 treatments
I am looking forward and dreading at the same time my CT scan in the coming weeks. Most days are good days beating back the cancer and once in awhile i have a pity party for myself, by myself and then move on.
I was afraid to talk to people, to join a support group because i didnt want to know what would be coming my way as my cancer progressed so it took me this whole year to join a support group, and looking back now i am so sorry
i waiting - you all have been great in the few weeks i have been on -
So i want to say thanks to my new friends here - you really have helped me
I am not a great writer but this is from my heart