trustingGod's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer

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: 60, Stage IIA

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Maintenance chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had a lobectomy done Nov. 4th of this year. They removed 45% of my upper lobe and a wedge from my middle lobe. The pathology showed that one of my lymph nodes came back with cancer. They gave me the option to do chemo, believing it was a good decision, in case some of it went elsewhere in my body. It is scary for sure. I was surprised I didn't feel ill after, although this is my 1st day and went Christmas shopping after. I had visions of vomiting and being so nauseous and I have been fortunate so far. They say the fatigue will hit by tomorrow and I'll feel pretty miserable. BUT who knows..One day at a time...I hope to talk with any or all of you God bless

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Brain scan came back clean!!

    Celebration

    Before my 1st chemo treatment today, I had to have a brain scan to make sure the cancer hadn't traveled there..Thank God it didn't!!!

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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I agreed that it was easy to do, because the actual IV treatment it was no big deal for me..1st day..horrendous headache, that night, somehow I ate 1/2 bottle of Tums..heartburn intense(suggestion, don't go out to eat after chemo and eat anything SPICY)..day 3-11 the nausea was bad, but finally found reglan, after trying 3 others..I lost 15 lbs, I had a hard time eating and drinking...I don't know how some of you can go to work..I was so sick..found out the nausea was so bad because I was dehydrated..got IV hydrated and I felt 100% better in 24 hours!!

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    Bone fracture or break

    Side Effects

    Nausea of course..fatigue..sore in mouth..one runny nostril with a little blood when I blew my nose..itchy blisters on my chest..hair thinning fast..If anyone has a mood disorder or anxiety/depression, for me it really elevated my depression..cried almost everyday..BUT I'M ALIVE!!!!

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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    Lobectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Afterthe surgery to remove the cancer I ended up bleeding..so back to surgery I went...My recovery was tuff because I broke 3 ribs shortly after surgery..my side effects were and are a struggle..especially because I have depression/anxiety and PTSD...

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  6. 6
    over 5 years ago
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    Home care

    Other Care

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