chrissy's Journey:

Patient: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 64, Stage IV, EGFR mutation positive: Don't Know

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    • chrissy
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have had very little side effects for over a year now, but last 9 weeks every thing has gone downhill, my blook work is bad, white and red. Pain is much worse, have lost weight,weaker weaker it seems each day

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • chrissy
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    • chrissy
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    AM STILL ABLE TO LIVE A NORMAL LIFE WITH THE CHEMO AND RADIATION, HOWEVER, WITHOUT PAIN MEDS I CANNOT LIVE NORMALLY

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    about 4 years ago
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    Radiation

    feel radiation did more damage to my spine than good

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • chrissy
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    over 4 years ago
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    wedgeresection

    Procedure or Surgery

    surgery in jan of 2012,got all no need for any chemo or radiation,march 2012,large cyst on mid of back bio positive, started chemo,15weeks chemo,33 treatments of radiation and is still spreading now is in the intestines axillary nodes new type of cheno started last week

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • chrissy
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    about 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    • chrissy
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    about 4 years ago
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    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • chrissy
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    about 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    After lung wedgeresection no cancer in lung,however as spread to spine, admonial wall, liver,axillary glands am getting treatment at a clinic I now have 3 depressed fractures of verbraes in the upper back and lumbar area has 2 bulging discs and one torn my pain is terrible pain in the chest area, under my arm,the middle of my shoulders feel like a huge muscle is going to burst, aching lower back pain, and probably the worst the pain from scaitia going from my hip down my leg to my foot. I have had two different shots in the lumbar area and was on soo much pain meds I had no quality of life, I took myself off the fendaly patches, norco,diliatin,muscle relaxers, gabententin, morphone-i went through withdrawals, however, not too bad i know dosage myself with methadone, dilatiain and muscle relaxers i now can function almost normally, however, the pain is worst when I lay down and so I don not sleeep much. Anyone else going through this kind of pain?

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    • chrissy
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    about 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I have my cts on the 15th, very very anxious about this, after one a half years and 4 differents kinds of chemo, I now am needing pallets and never lost weight til the last 9 weeks and lost 12 pounds, I am getting weaker and weaker it seems and my qualitiy of life has spiraled downward Pain in my lower back legs, shoulder blade is getting worse the only relief is when i take steriods and my doc does not want to take them. I am tyring to turn this over to the Lord and am finding it difficult I just worry worry about the tests this time and I never have before, my physical being is deteriating fast and I feel hopeless

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    • chrissy
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    about 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    After one and half years on 6 different chemos Doc says it is time to go on to support care and hospice, dont feel ready for this He says Chemo is bringijng down my quality of life and has put me on a very mild one., I am not ready to give up the fight yet

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    • chrissy
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    After almost 2 years of chemo and radiation doc says chemo is not helping me and it is time to deceide pallative care,hospice or what? My pain is NOT being controlled and I am at a loss what to do. What is the difference of pallative care and hospice? Do not feel that I am readyto be put into la la land just yet

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