jhannigan'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: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 55, Stage IV, EGFR mutation positive: No

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    • jhannigan
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    over 4 years ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    my husband is not currently working so the only insurance/salary we have coming in is mine - my company has been amazing in letting me work from home and not having to go on SDI but it has been really hard

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    • jhannigan
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    over 4 years ago
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    Fluid removed from lung

    Procedure or Surgery

    with the pluerex cath it made things a lot easier and unbelievably for my family and I, I stopped prodcuing flui about 6 weeks in to chemo and they removed my drain tube mid February and have not had to put back in - i feel really blessed and lucky - trying to take these victories and not dwell so much on the inevidable

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • jhannigan
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have to say one thing about chemo: WATER!!! I truly believe this has been my saving grace with very minimal nausea - i drink water constanly - 70 + ounces per day and am of the belief that the water flushes out the meds your body does not need - i have been so lucky with this chemo and my last treament in Thur 3/28 (for awhile I hope)

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • jhannigan
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    over 4 years ago
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    Received results of most recent Contrast CT Scan

    Celebration

    Everything looks the same as it did mid Feb so after a real scare - I just finished my 6th chemo and my xray/ct scan are clear right now so can relax a bit until I have the tests done again in 3 months - have to lear how to "live each day" I am am really struggling with this for some reason

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    • jhannigan
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • jhannigan
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    over 3 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    well after making it for 9 months with out it getting any worse, my cancer is back in lung and hey found two lesions on my liver - started chemo again in december and am just praying for another remission - i will know next week after some tests if this current round is working so please keep my in your prayers - i know I have a few other options if this chemo is not working -

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    • jhannigan
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    this second is SO much worse than the first time - i am having a lot more pain and stomach issues and NOTHING tastes good although am thinking an ice cold beer just might (haha)

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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