Enemacruz's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer

Family/Friend: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 71

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    • Enemacruz
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Dad called on Nov 15th to tell me his diagnosis. It shook me. As an afterthought, I pulled out my high school journals and found out my mom went into the hospital on Nov 15th, 1997. Her diagnosis came 3 days later, and she passed March 3, 1998. Liver cancer. Dad said he was coming up for a second opinion... I got to go with thank goodness. When my mom was sick, I was 16, so I was not included in any the actual medical specifics. This time around I get to have more control over the information. I had always hoped, after watching mom go, that dad would go quick and easy, like a heart attack or forgive me, a bad car accident. Nope, no such luck. Cancer again, except this time probably a bit more drawn out and with some chemo just to make it fun. His cancer is stage IV, I know what that means.

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    • Enemacruz
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I can't answer any of these questions because I am 5 hours away. I feel like a real XXX not being there for his first round of chemo. I just know that I am probably going to have to milk what little FMLA time I can get for all it is worth. The docs and dad think he won't NEED need me until after round 3. That should be January. My sister is in South Korea, and he won't tell his siblings. So it is just me. I got some anxiety meds today, hopefully now I can turn my brain off when it starts spinning.

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