tweetona's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Male, Age: 74, Stage IV, EGFR mutation positive: Don't Know

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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Hello Cancer World, Never thought those words would be coming out of my mouth. What a shocking experience that day was, the day of my husbands "Death Sentence". Once in the Dr. office, it appeared that any/ all information was dumped in our laps like a ton of bricks. Not being prepared for the news the Dr "spit" out, I seamlessly mind checked out (bad thing to do), however I was in otter shock. Appeared to be no HOPE at that moment and was not sure how to cope with that big word. Still not sure I have fully swallowed that big pill.

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    Procedure or Surgery

    Doctor says No surgery, would not be benificial

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My husband completed his 1st round of Chemo on 2/23/12. The procedure is simple and quite pleasant if you have a good nurse. During his treatment, I ran out to a local restaurant, ordered up some breakfast and hurried back to enjoy our breakfast in bed.LOL The day went by surprisingly fast.

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

    No Radiation scheduled, Doctor says no benefits from this procedure

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    Side Effects

    Day of 1st Chemo treatment my husband was normal, (well as normal as can be-LOL). The following day he was feeling great, lots of energy, hungry and very enjoyable. 2nd day following chemo- Feeling good, still eating great, rest periodically 3rd day following chemo- Feeling the fatigue, still eats regularly, rests more often then day 3. 4th day following chemo- not such a good day, fatigued, nausea sits in for a minute but goes away, has slept most of the day.

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