Autumn's Journey with Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 64

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    • Autumn
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Oh No

    In Feb 2011 I was so happy I had just got a new job,good hours good pay, in April , I began to have some back pain that just kept getting worse, In May, Primary doctor treats me for Siatica pain, no relief from, the pain, now have blood in my urine, Primary orders CAT, MRI, so off to the uroligist No kidney stones show on the test but a procedure to sweep the urninary tact . No relief of back pain, Primary Doc says see pain management group, MRI shows spinal stenois and facet disease,It is now Late June, still have pain I feel i am pushed from here to there and no one care, I see the pain management dodtor, before he sees my MRI results he states I know what wrong and after a couple of procedures you will be fine, he injects my back with steroids, I tell him I am still in pain, need a another procedure he says and you will be fine, Now it is late July, I have the second procedure I am unable to walk more than 10 feet and the pain is so severe I am crying constantly for five days It is the first week of August I lose my job .my insurrance, My Primary gives me stong pain killers untill I can see the spinal specialist. a new MRI is ordered Sept 15 You have stage 4 lung cancer and bone cancer in your back