Marmalady's Journey:

Patient: Lung Cancer > Small Cell

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 68, Stage Limited, SIADH: Don't Know

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Oh No

    I can't die; I've got to get my house organized. Oh Lord, my poor husband & children! And if I live, I live in the Lord, and if I die, I die in the Lord, so everything's okay. Those were initial thoughts. Then I foolishly told no one except one friend, thinking I was protecting my family by not telling them until the diagnosis was certain. When my lung collapsed & I was hospitalized overnight after the biopsy, it all came out and my family was hurt I had not shared sooner--but they forgave me.

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Not nearly as bad as the collapsed lung after biopsy

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Wonderful, positive doctor & nurses & techs. Main side effect extreme tiredness.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    about 5 years ago
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    Rash

    Side Effects

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

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    • Marmalady
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    about 5 years ago
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    Weight loss

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Shortness of breath

    Side Effects

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February

    Loss

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    • Marmalady
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    about 5 years ago
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    Celebration

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Inconclusive CT scan

    Oh No

    Both my oncologists so encouraging and thought I was in remission but now nobody's sure. Have another CT scan in early June.

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    about 5 years ago
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    Other Care

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Low WBC after 1st chemo, treated with neuphogen that time and with neulasta after next three rounds. Nausea despite anti- nausea IV drugs, exhaustion, constipation, skin problems, eating problems. Had to have transfusions after 2nd & 4th rounds bc of anemia.

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