edie_lou's Journey with Lung Cancer

Survivor: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 9 years ago, Female, Age: 48

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I had a seizure while driving back from my daughters and did not remember mowing down four mailboxes. The sheriffs office showed up and harassed me because I left the scene. They tried to convince my husband I was drinking or on drugs because my eyes were dilated. He kept them from hauling off to jail. I the morning my husband drove me to the walk- in clinic who later transferred me to the emergency room. This is the beginning of my 4 year journey to survivorship,.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Laser surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had three tumors removed from the front of my brain

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Work problems

    Oh No

    After my brain surgery I was no longer able to work and put on short term disability. Boy that caused all kinds of money problems.

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    To make sure all the metastasis tumors were dead. I had 30 days of radiation done to my head.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery was easy but the port which was off on the left side of my shoulder above my breast looked like a twist off cap for a soda bottle and was sensitive.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The first chemo drug was not effective and a second was added. During this period I began radiation treatments on my brain and under went chemotherapy. When finished with the radiation on my head they moved to my chest/lungs for the next three months. It was very intensive along with the chemotherapy I was very sick and bald.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Problem with doctor

    Oh No

    Doctor told me I had less than six months to live. I told him I wanted a second opinion.

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  8. 8
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

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

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