sallybenoit's Journey with Lymphoma, Lung Cancer

Family/Friend: Lung Cancer > Lymphoma

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Male, Age: 79

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    Was one of those things where the dr wanted to check out a small blip after my Dad had gone in about a cough he'd have for 2 years that would no away and dr had said it was allergies. Then an x-ray by someone who had better x-ray equipment and then next things I know i'm getting a text message from my sister that says "Lung Cancer-Stage IV"

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  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My dad is on 2nd round of chemo. I've visited twice (I live in texas, he and mom live in nebraska). I have two weeks of sick leave time left, i've visited him twice and No ONE will even give me an idea of how much time he has left. Should I go tomorrow. in a week? In a month? or will that be too late. When he got his initial diagnosis I asked my mom, she said we have no idea, so i asked the nurse at the clinic on the phone and she said "that's between him and god." Feel so frustrated and sad and not sure how to help best and not to fall apart and not to lose my job

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  3. 3
    about 4 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

    My dad is down to 140 pounds, started at 200. He has no appetite and is eating very little.

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  4. 4
    about 4 years ago
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    end chemo

    Decision Point

    i guess my parents are figuring out if they should quit this 2nd round of chemo since he is so sick. And it sounds like palliative care will start next week. Is that the same thing as hospice? I can't get my family to really talk to me about any of this so i feel just totally helpless

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