LAVKAL's Journey with Lung Cancer

Lost Loved One: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Male

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    • LAVKAL
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    • LAVKAL
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

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    • LAVKAL
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    I knew something was wrong.... he did not want to find out..... learned later going through papers that he had may have had an oncology consult but did not tell me....until he got scared...decided he wanted to live..... The little lapses in memory ....I thought it was just old age starting to set in...losing weight was due to dieting.. wanting to deny my senses.... Only if he would have gone to the doctor sooner and recieved treatment sooner.......I died a llittle everyday he was ill..... but did not want to show him.how it all was killing me inside......just smiled when I was with him and showed him how much I loved him and cared for him and had hope he will get better.... and he was getting better! After radiation and even after initial chemo but then the chemo started to knock him down physically....when he more pyhsical support and care, the doctors lost hope. .it was infection that brought him down........despite my attempts to keep everything sanitized..... the rehab and care facilities did not.......... how i wanted him home..doctors said no, not yet.......no! no! no! my mind screams! If only - if only - I keep telling myself and... blame myself... hough I know it is not my fault.......I did everything I possibly could.........I hated making those life and death decisions.......I hated it! hated it......I still cry......... but I go on.........now...without him........his guidance, love and support is only from above.......I love you Ron and miss you EVERY DAY...we all do.....we all do.....now I support cancer research and survivors and caretakers........especially the caretakers.....because I know how the stress can affect you......make you sick without knowing it is happening.........because too much is happening and the focus is on them and not you........Caretakers heed my warning.....TAKE CARE OF YOUSELF! I thought I was strong and could be strong for both of us at the time........ afterwards I paid for it in health..Now I struggle to keep well.......but I know it is nothing compared to Ron's struggle to live........ AMEN

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    • LAVKAL
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    • LAVKAL
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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