Maryehkmlk's Journey:

Spouse/Partner: Lung Cancer > Small Cell

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 53, SIADH: Don't Know

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    • Maryehkmlk
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Ca...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    My husband has gone from limited to excessive small cell lung cancer January of 2013 and it showed up in the pancreas he had two months of remission.

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    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Ca...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    It took my husband time to heal, he found it uncomfortable until the muscle healed. I suggest that if you have a favorite side to sleep on have the doctor place the port on the opposite side.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Ca...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    my husband had 6 rounds of chemo Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday with Thursday being a Neulasta shot, at the same time he was getting radiation he received 35 radiation treatments to the lung, 10 to the brain for prevention. He then went into remission for only 2 months it spread now to pancreas he went through 3 rounds of chemo and is now undergoing 15 rounds of radiation to try and shrink the tumors in the pancreas

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Maryehkmlk
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Ca...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Caused great exhaustion and when he received the 35 to his lungs the burns went from inside to blisters on his back. May I suggest using Aloe straight from the plant, that is what gave him the most relief

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Ca...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Too many to just choose one

    Side Effects

    Chemo brain, low blood counts, exhaustion, shaking in his sleep, horrible back pain

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    almost 4 years ago
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    There is so much gone now

    Loss

    I have become his caregiver... He sleeps 22 hours a day... His side effects keep him from doing anything. I am on anti depressants to cope with watching the love of my life slip and realize that short of a miracle he is dying before my very eyes.

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    • Maryehkmlk
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    almost 4 years ago
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    continue care or stop and work toward giving him comfort

    Decision Point

    This is so difficult to face more so then when we heard he had cancer

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    • Maryehkmlk
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Ca...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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