NearTears' Journey:

Caregiver: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell > Adenocarcinoma > Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 65, Stage IV, EGFR mutation positive: Don't Know

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    • NearTears
    • Experience with Bronchioloalveolar C...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    we had been sent to the hospital w/possible heart attack and pneumonia. when they said, it's not your heart and we're gonna test for other things, we had NO CLUE it was gonna come back the way it did. the doctor said he was going to do a bronchoscopy, and when he said that i sort of knew what they were looking for confirmation on, but knowing in your head and knowing in your heart is two really different things. he was in the hospital for 3 days. at the end of the 2nd day the doc called the nurses station, because he was in surgery and couldn't come in person. he explained what he'd done, how the procedure went, what was gonna happen next, and how long the test results would take to come back. i said to him that he'd been doing this for 20yrs, and i knew he didn't need to see the actual test results to know what he was looking thru the scope. could he tell me what he saw. when he said my husband had a lung cancer i thought for sure my legs left me. i couldn't feel my legs, my hands were ice cold, my whole head felt numb. i couldn't breathe at all. it was sort of weird cuz i started hearing this sort of whining sound, a keening almost....i opened my eyes and looked around and saw all the nurses staring at me and i suddenly knew that that sound was coming from me. i was standing in the middle of the nurses station crying. at that moment i'm pretty sure i knew what it was like to be shot in the heart.

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    • NearTears
    • Experience with Bronchioloalveolar C...
    almost 5 years ago
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    2 Bronchoscopy

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • NearTears
    • Experience with Bronchioloalveolar C...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Pain medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

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