beckybyrd's Journey with Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma

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

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 64, Stage IA, EGFR mutation positive: Don't Know

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    • Experience with Bronchioloalveolar C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Unresolved pneumonia and a series of CT scans revealed a mass in the lower lobe of my right lung. Didn't know for sure what it was until surgery because biopsy wasn't possible.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Lobectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I'm still in the early stages of recovery, but I wish I had been a little better prepared for the realities of how weak I have been since surgery. I am five weeks out at this point, and I'm still exhausted most whenever I try to do anything.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Pain medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    It was caught early so no chemo or radiation. I wish the pain meds had been explained a little better before I left the hospital. Fear of the unknown contributes to the idea of pain, when in reality, sometimes what I experienced was just the weirdness of new sensations and I was afraid of what it meant.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Fatigue is the predominant side effect, but also I'm a mess emotionally. Other issues are hot flashes, minimal pain, numbness, and extreme tightness in my ribs just below the breast. Also I have a catch in my throat, especially when I talk.

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    over 4 years ago
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    I have to quit arguing with God over what has happened.

    Decision Point

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    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    over 4 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

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    Side Effects

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    over 4 years ago
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    Celebration

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    over 4 years ago
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    Loss

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    Decision Point

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    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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